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    Rollover Uber Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

    Published on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:01 am in Uber Accidents.

    Traffic accidents are considered one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and these include crashes involving rideshare vehicles like Uber. While any type of accident can be dangerous, some of the most frightening crashes are rollover accidents, especially if you are a passenger in an Uber car that rolls. In one recent year, rollover accidents resulted in 2,498 deaths in the U.S.

    Rollover accidents are especially violent in nature. More so in accidents involving unrestrained occupants, which some rideshare passengers might be, because they are subjected to powerful impacts and forces that could cause serious injuries or death, especially if they get ejected from the vehicle during the accident. 

    If you were involved in a rollover Uber accident, you need the right rideshare law firm on your side. 

    Serious and Potentially Life-Threatening Injuries from Rollover Accidents

    • Multiple Fractures – The impact of rollover accidents could break or fracture multiple bones in the body. In most cases, injured victims experience broken legs, arms, and ribs. It’s also possible that a fractured bone could puncture a lung or an artery. 
    • Spinal Injuries – Since rollover accidents cause sudden movement, the occupant’s spinal cord could sustain serious trauma during the accident. The discs could be damaged, and the spine could be compressed, causing serious spinal injuries.
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – When the vehicle’s wheels stop moving but the vehicle itself keeps moving, the jolting effect increases the risk of occupants’ banging their heads on the vehicle’s interior or objects inside the vehicle. Traumatic brain injuries could result, and injured victims might suffer concussions, a coma, memory loss, and/or loss of bodily functions, among others. 
    • Internal Bleeding – When the internal organs get damaged due to a rollover accident, they could bleed into the abdomen. If left unaddressed, death is usually inevitable. 

    Common Causes of Rollover Uber Crashes 

    The most common scenarios that lead up to rollover Uber accidents include:

    • Speeding – Impatient or rushing Uber drivers may speed and cause rollover crashes. Speeding vehicles also cut off other vehicles, hitting them from the side, and depending on the severity of the impact, cause a rollover. 
    • Distracted or impaired drivers – Uber drivers who are on drugs, drunk, or are otherwise distracted could crash into other vehicles that, in turn, could rollover. These negligent drivers usually veer into the wrong lanes, clip vehicles next to them, and result in other drivers crashing. 
    • Aggressive Driving – Some Uber drivers are prone to exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors for different reasons. Regardless of the reason, impatience, road rage, and reckless driving can lead to unsafe driving practices like tailgating, sudden maneuvers to show dominance or agitate other motorists, or erratic lane changes. In any case, aggressive drivers put other road users at risk. 

    Contact a Skilled Uber Accident Attorney Now

    If you have been seriously injured in a rollover Uber accident due to a driver’s negligence, you’ll require sufficient financial resources to ensure your safe and full recovery. You can likewise claim compensation against the driver or Uber for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others. 

    Reach out to The Ride App Lawyers today to discuss your rideshare accident claim with our experienced lawyers. We take on Uber accident cases in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Jose, so please contact us directly today for more information.

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