Uber has undoubtedly changed the public transportation landscape of the country when it debuted its ridesharing app in 2010. The company registered a whopping 2.3 billion rides in the US from 2017 to 2018.
The popularity of Uber is unsurprising. The convenience of the Uber app to bring a car to your preferred location is a more desirable alternative to other forms of transport, such as limousines and taxis.
Despite being an incredibly convenient way to get from point A to point B, Uber vehicles aren’t impervious to road accidents and the harm they cause. Both passenger and driver could sustain injuries in the event of a crash or collision.
Here are related injuries associated with a rideshare accident:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you hit your head on a window or any solid surface during a crash, you could sustain a traumatic brain injury, a type of injury that could lead to the tearing, bleeding, and bruising of the brain.
The consequences of a TBI vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage. Severe brain injuries, for instance, could result in paralysis, cognitive impairment, and other lifelong health problems. Passengers who sustain a TBI should consult an experienced brain injury lawyer if they believe that an erring party caused the accident.
Spinal Cord Injury
This type of injury may involve damage to the spinal cord, an important body part that connects the rest of the body and the brain. Less serious injuries may cause a partial loss of sensation or movement.
Severe injuries, on the other hand, could lead to paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other types of body paralysis. Treatment for spinal injury typically involves ongoing physical therapy, prolonged recovery periods, complex surgeries, and long-term medical care.
Loss of Body Parts
A violent Uber accident could sever fingers, limbs, and other body parts. Treatment for this medical problem may necessitate amputation.
Losing a part of the body can drastically alter a person’s quality of life. Lost toes and fingers, for instance, may prevent the person from comfortably performing everyday physical activities, such as running and grabbing objects.
Bone and Joint Damage
The destructive force of a vehicular crash could crush or break bones in any part of the body. Also, joints, such as ankles, shoulders, and knees are highly vulnerable to injuries in an intense crash. The damage to muscles, ligaments, and soft tissue could result in extreme pain and incapacitation.
The symptoms of this type of injury may not become apparent until several days or weeks after the car accident. Although minor injuries are treatable with medication and sufficient rest, severe whiplash could fracture the vertebrae, damage the spinal discs, and rupture ligaments.
If you’ve suffered an injury caused by a negligent Uber driver, entrust your case to Haffner Law.
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Our attorneys in Los Angeles have the experience and wisdom to recover just compensation for your injuries. A few of the steps we’ll take include assisting you with gathering medical documents, negotiating with your insurance providers while you recover in the hospital, investigate the case to figure out the at-fault party, and take care of all the necessary personal injury paperwork.
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