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    Distracted Uber Drivers In San Diego

    Published on Jan 10, 2022 at 10:28 am in Uber Accidents.

    Uber drivers are supposed to be attentive and focused while transporting passengers. However, not all Uber drivers operate their motor vehicles in a safe manner. Many Uber drivers are distracted by their mobile phones, GPS devices, and other common distractions while driving. San Diego, California, is densely populated, and many Uber drivers put everyone around them at risk by driving while distracted.

    If you suffered a personal injury due to the acts of a negligent Uber driver, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced rideshare crash attorneys can help you recover the monetary compensation you deserve. 

    Uber provides drivers and passengers with an app through which both parties can connect instantaneously. Passengers searching for a ride can often find nearby Uber drivers to pick them up within minutes of beginning a search for a driver. Passengers can tip Uber drivers and review the driver inside the Uber app

    Uber drivers use the Uber app in almost every aspect of picking up, transporting, and dropping off passengers. Many Uber drivers become distracted by their mobile phones because most Uber drivers use their mobile phones to access and use the Uber app while providing rides.

    The Uber App Can Distract Uber Drivers 

    Drivers using the Uber app must respond to a driver alert signal within fifteen seconds. Drivers who take longer than 15 seconds to respond to an alert may risk losing fare or being suspended as an Uber driver. In this way, the app encourages drivers to pay attention to it, regardless of what else they are doing.

    Many Uber drivers repeatedly pick up and drop off passengers without taking a break. Uber drivers are often in the midst of transporting passengers when a driver alert signal arrives.

    Using a mobile phone while driving is one of the riskiest forms of distracted driving. Drivers who divert their attention from the road to their phones often engage in the following behaviors while driving: 

    • Failing to yield 
    • Failing to stop 
    • Hard stops 
    • Speeding 
    • Failing to use turn signals 
    • Swerving 
    • Inadvertently switching lanes

    Distracted driving can result in extremely dangerous situations. In fact, various types of motor vehicle accidents occur due to distracted driving. Rear-end collisions, rollovers, and head-on collisions can all arise due to a distracted driver using a mobile phone or driving while otherwise distracted.

    Contact Ride App Law Group Today To Schedule A Free Consultation 

    Ride App Law Group, LLP can help you if you or a loved one suffered a personal injury due to a distracted Uber driver. Contact us today at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we provide. 

    Our experienced personal injury attorneys understand how to deal with insurance companies and large corporations like Uber. We are here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve, and we’ll never collect legal fees unless we win your case. Stand up to the insurance companies and contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today. 

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