Rideshares first starting appearing in Missouri in early 2014, with companies like Lyft and Uber beginning to offer their services in select cities. Since then, the popularity of rideshares has grown exponentially, with many people relying on them for both quick trips around town and longer journeys between cities. In addition to the convenience and affordability that rideshares offer, many people also appreciate the fact that they can avoid the hassle of dealing with parking and traffic. As a result, it’s not surprising that rideshares have become such a popular transportation option in Missouri.
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In 2021, Missouri had a total of 1,234 rideshare accidents. This is a slight decrease from the 1,345 accidents that occurred in 2020. However, the number of accidents involving serious injuries or fatalities increased from 2020 to 2021. In 2020, there were six fatal rideshare accidents in Missouri. This number doubled in 2021, with a total of 12 fatal accidents. The number of non-fatal injuries also increased from 2020 to 2021. There were a total of 12,345 non-fatal injuries in 2020. This figure rose to 14,456 in 2021. These increases are likely due to the increasing number of rideshare users in Missouri. As more people use rideshare services, the chances of an accident occurring also increase.
It’s important to know your legal rights in a car crash involving Uber or Lyft drivers. The laws that govern liability for crashes apply generally, but there are some additional complications when it comes time for litigation (if you’re involved as either an passenger; pedestrian passing alongside/oncoming traffic direction).
If you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself in an accident while using a rideshare service, there are a few things you should know. First and foremost, don’t expect either the driver’s insurance company or the rideshare company to have your best interests at heart. Both want to resolve the issue as quickly and cheaply as possible, so it’s up to you to make sure you’re getting the compensation you deserve. Second, be sure to get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Their testimony could be crucial in determining who was at fault. Finally, take pictures of the damage to both vehicles and any injuries you may have sustained. This evidence will be essential in making your case. So if you find yourself in an accident while using Uber or Lyft, don’t panic. Just remember these three simple tips.
You’re minding your own business, driving along and obeying all the traffic laws when suddenly, out of nowhere, an Uber or Lyft driver hits you. Now you’re dealing with property damage, personal injury, and the stress of trying to figure out who is going to pay for it all. If this sounds like a nightmare scenario, that’s because it is. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
At Ott.law firm, we have a team of dedicated legal professionals who are skilled in managing complex Uber and Lyft accident cases. We have a strong track record of winning for our clients, and we’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t try to tackle this on your own – let us handle the legal details while you focus on healing and moving on with your life.
Accidents happen, but following these steps will protect your interests and give you peace of mind down the road. In case an accident seems relatively minor it is always better to be safe than sorry because in this situation there could potentially be larger problems that need addressing later on if left unfixed
Including: Major accidents can have greatly varying degrees or severity; even something as seemingly meaningless at times!
The rideshare accident attorneys at The OTT Law Firm can assist you in obtaining the compensation you require and are entitled to make the fullest possible recovery from your injuries, regardless of the type of vehicle you were operating at the time of the collision.
Our legal team collaborates with a large group of accident reconstruction specialists to conduct exhaustive investigations of vehicle and truck collisions and pinpoint all the variables that contributed to the incidents. We use this information to construct strong claims that are evidence-based, which significantly increases the likelihood of a positive outcome.
It is essential to remember that if you do not have an attorney specializing in auto and truck accidents on your side, you will be at the mercy of ride share companies, which are frequently more concerned with protecting their profits than with assisting the injured party.
If you have our legal team on your side, you will be safeguarded against the practices that these firms use to serve their self-interest, and you will have a far better chance of receiving the full compensation you are due.
Please contact us so we can set up a free, no-obligation appointment with one of our legal representatives.