Uber Facing Lawsuit for Wreck Causing Brain Injury

As Charleston personal injury lawyers, the attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC often see firsthand the devastating effects that injuries from a car accident can have on a person or a family.  It is our job to be a voice for an injured client or the beneficiaries of someone that has lost their life.  When acting on behalf of clients we strive to provide personal service that is tailored to individual client needs, while trying to recover fair compensation for the injuries and experiences our clients have lived through.  We hope that if you find yourself wondering what to do or in pain after the death of a loved one, an accident, or some other instance where you have been injured because of the recklessness or negligence of another party, that you will consider allowing our law firm to take your hand and guide you.

Questions continue to swirl regarding the possible liability of popular ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  Currently in Miami, a Charleston, SC couple is pursuing a case against Uber stemming from an accident where an Uber driver was cited as at fault in a collision for failing to yield the right of way.  The car accident is claimed to have caused severe damages to a husband and wife that both work in the medical community in Charleston, SC.  The wife reportedly suffered a serious brain injury causing her to undergo several surgeries, while the husband suffered a broken leg.

It is hard to dispute that the severe injuries caused by this car accident will impact this family tremendously.  What is disputed by many at this point is what (if any) liability the ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have in a situation like this.  In the case filed against the Uber driver and Uber itself, it is reported that the lawsuit alleges that the Uber driver was "not qualified, had not received sufficient training and was not being supervised" properly.  According to the article below, other similar lawsuits from around the country have cited distracted driving that appears to be promoted by the companies because the drivers are paying attention to their smart phones and not the road.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the court system around the country as it is likely to continue to be a problem.

Remember, if you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's recklessness or negligence we are ready, willing, and able to assist you with your case.  Our injury or wrongful death consultations are free of charge, and we would be happy to discuss what we can do for you.  Our office is located in Mount Pleasant, but we accept cases from all over South Carolina.  Please call (843) 388-3661 to talk to one of our lawyers or schedule a consultation today.

Source: Miami Herald: "Uber faces lawsuit after nurse suffers brain damage in Miami Beach crash"