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Our team of experienced rideshare accident lawyers is here to help. We understand the complexities of these cases and will fight to protect your rights to get you the compensation you deserve.

Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. With our expertise, we can navigate through the legal process and ensure you receive fair treatment. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and let us fight for your rights as a rideshare accident victim.

Overview of Rideshare Accidents in the US

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have changed the way people travel, especially in big cities like:

As convenient as these services can be, they also come with their own set of dangers, particularly when it comes to accidents. 

Reasons Why Rideshare Accidents Occur

These rideshare accidents have become a growing concern, with a significant increase in recent years. Although, Uber still sees about half as many fatalities per mile as compared to other vehicles. [1]

Several factors contribute to the occurrence of rideshare accidents. The main reason for these accidents is the at-fault driver’s negligence, leading to distracted driving and poor decision-making. Poor road conditions, driver fatigue, and vehicle maintenance issues further add to the risk of accidents.

Rideshare drivers are independent contractors who are not subject to the same safety regulations as commercial drivers. This lack of regulation may lead to:

As a result, rideshare companies must ensure that their drivers receive adequate training to prevent accidents.

Reasons Why Rideshare Accidents Occur

Common Types of Rideshare Accidents

Vehicle-on-Vehicle Accidents

As a leading personal injury law firm, we specialize in handling cases involving vehicle-on-vehicle accidents, including those involving Uber drivers. 

Unfortunately, accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles have become increasingly common. These accidents can result in property damage, injury, or fatalities.

According to a study performed by the University of Chicago and Rice University, the use of rideshare vehicles has increased traffic deaths by 2-3% in the United States since 2011. This is equivalent to as many as 1,100 mortalities a year. [2]

The most common causes of these accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and tailgating. In some cases, a negligent driver may also be fatigued or driving under the influence.

Pedestrian/Cyclist Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s safety report, nearly 20% of all motor vehicle accidents resulting in fatalities involve pedestrians or cyclists. [3]

Uber and Lyft, the two leading rideshare companies, have undoubtedly transformed the way people travel in urban areas. Their rapid growth also raises concerns about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

With a surge in the number of vehicles on the road, the likelihood of pedestrian and cyclist collisions has increased. Both companies have implemented safety measures to address this issue, such as background checks for drivers and vehicle inspections.

Uber and Lyft have introduced features in their apps to encourage drivers to remain attentive and focused on the road. Despite these efforts, accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists still occur.

Common Types of Rideshare Accidents

Motorcycle Crashes

As independent contractors, rideshare drivers may not have the same level of training and experience as professional drivers, which can increase their likelihood of causing an accident.

Distracted driving is a common cause of rideshare accidents involving motorcycles. Drivers may be distracted by the rideshare app, passengers, or other activities while driving, which can lead to a collision with a motorcycle.

Reckless behavior, such as aggressive driving or speeding, can also contribute to motorcycle accidents involving rideshare services.

Personal Injury Cases

Rideshare passengers may be at an increased risk of injury in an accident.  Back seat passengers, in particular, are at increased risk of injury due to the lack of safety features in the back seat compared to the front.

Common injuries suffered by backseat passengers in ride-share accidents include:

Anyone injured in a rideshare accident should seek medical attention.  Injuries may be present but undetected due to high adrenaline.  Minor injuries, severe injuries, or mental anguish may result from rideshare accidents.  

Rideshare injury victims may be entitled to compensation for their:

It’s important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your case and fight for maximum compensation.

Our team at Goldberg and Loren has extensive experience in handling personal injury claims related to rideshare accidents and achieving successful results for our clients.

Property Damage Claims

At the Law Office of Goldberg and Loren, we understand that being involved in a rideshare accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience.

Not only do you have to worry about your physical and emotional well-being, but you also have to consider the financial impact of property damage. Fortunately, victims of rideshare accidents can seek compensation for damage to their vehicles.

In order to address property damage claims after a rideshare accident, you must first report the accident to the insurance company of the rideshare driver involved.

This is typically done through the rideshare app itself or by contacting the company directly from the accident scene if possible. After the accident is reported, the insurance company will begin an investigation to assess the damage and determine the amount of compensation the victim is entitled to.

Compensation for property damage can cover the cost of repairs or replacement of the damaged vehicle. Other damages, such as loss of use or diminished value, may also be eligible for compensation.

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident resulting in property damage, it’s important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney-especially if you are having difficulty getting insurance to pay for your damage.  

At Goldberg & Loren, our team can guide you through the process of reporting your claim and ensure that you receive fair financial compensation.

Property Damage Claims From Rideshare Apps

Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to contribute to the occurrence of rideshare accidents. Despite the efforts made by rideshare companies to combat this issue, instances of rideshare accidents involving drunk drivers still occur.

Drunken drivers who choose to get behind the wheel pose a significant risk not only to themselves but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists. These incidents can have devastating consequences, leading to severe injuries or fatalities.

In such cases, it is important for victims to seek legal representation from Goldberg & Loren’s Uber accident lawyers, who can help navigate the legal complexities and pursue justice, holding the individual driver or company accountable.


Here at Goldberg & Loren, our hearts ache when we hear about the devastating loss of life in rideshare accidents. We understand the profound impact these tragedies have on families and loved ones left behind.

Losing a cherished individual due to a rideshare accident is an unimaginable hardship, and our compassionate team is here to support you through these difficult times. We offer our heartfelt condolences and pledge to fight tirelessly for justice on behalf of those who have suffered such heartbreaking losses.

Our mission is to provide guidance, legal expertise, and unwavering advocacy to help navigate the complexities of the legal process and ensure that the memory of your loved one is honored through fair compensation and accountability.

Contact Our Experienced Rideshare Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our experienced rideshare attorneys at Goldberg & Loren today for legal counsel.

Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to helping victims of rideshare accidents seek justice and the maximum compensation they deserve.

Contact us today for an initial consultation.


[1] Coldewey, D. (2019, December 6). Uber’s fatal accident tally shows low rates but excludes key numbers | TechCrunch. Uber’s Fatal Accident Tally Shows Low Rates but Excludes Key Numbers | TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/05/ubers-fatal-accident-tally-shows-low-rates-but-excludes-key-numbers/

[2] Uber and Lyft are behind a sharp rise in US traffic deaths. (2018, October 25). MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/10/25/139300/uber-and-lyft-are-behind-a-sharp-rise-in-us-traffic-deaths/

[3] NHTSA File Downloads | NHTSA. (n.d.). NHTSA. https://www.nhtsa.gov/file-downloads

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