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Published on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm in Uber Accidents.
Uber drivers are often fatigued and pose a danger to themselves, their passengers, and other drivers on the road. Some Uber drivers do not adhere to the break requirements set forth by Uber’s policies and procedures. In addition, Uber drivers work for other rideshare companies during these rest periods and never take a break from driving during long shifts.
If you or a loved one suffered bodily injury in San Jose, California, due to a tired Uber driver, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation. Our firm focuses on rideshare cases, and we can deal with insurance companies and their attorneys. Call our office today at (619) 738-7961 for more information
Uber drivers may be fatigued, tired, and overworked, but it is difficult to determine how tired an Uber driver may be at any given time. The Uber drivers who operate motor vehicles while lacking adequate rest and sleep put their own lives and the lives of others at risk of serious bodily injury and death.
Uber’s policies and procedures require that drivers stop driving for six consecutive hours after a driver completes a total of twelve driving hours. No controls or mechanisms are currently in place to stop an Uber driver from driving for another rideshare company during the rest period.
Uber drivers often perform the work to earn supplemental income. Thus many drivers work full-time or part-time jobs and work for Uber or another rideshare company in the evenings. If Uber drivers have to take care of children, then these drivers may be extremely tired due to the amount of time they have to work and care for their family members.
Fatigue can have an adverse effect on a person’s ability to drive. In many cases, fatigued drivers have delayed reaction times and poor judgment as to how to react to situations. In many cases of fatigued driving, the driver and all others on the road who come near the driver are at risk of suffering serious bodily injury or death. Many Uber drivers work the most in the evening hours when individual passengers are getting off work or leaving bars and nightclubs, potentially adding to their fatigue.
Some drivers may not realize they are fatigued and actually fall asleep while driving. Fatigued drivers may also take more risks behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and may not pay attention to other pedestrians, bicyclists, or drivers.
If you or a loved one was injured by a fatigued Uber driver, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP in San Jose, California today. You can schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. Contact us by telephone at (619) 738-7961 to learn more about the legal services we offer.
We have experience dealing with complex personal injury cases. Our attorneys will stand up to insurance companies and fight for the monetary compensation you deserve. Contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today.