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UBER and RIDESHARE Rear End Car Injury Collisions: Prevention and Recovery in Los Angeles and California

Uber accident As the landscape of transportation evolves with the emergence of rideshare services like UBER, so do the challenges and risks associated with it, especially caused by rear end injury car accidents. In the bustling streets of Los Angeles and across California, including busy freeways like the San Diego (405) Freeway, Hollywood (101) Freeway and the Santa Monica (10) Freeway, rear-end car collisions involving an UBER driver or other rideshare car pose a significant threat to road safety. These rear end UBER collisions may involve an UBER driver rear ending the car you are in, you may be a rider / passenger in an UBER car struck from behind or you may be the UBER driver struck from behind by a car or truck, often resulting in painful injuries and sometimes even death with wrongful death accident claims causing significant financial hardships for victims and their families. Understanding how to avoid these sometimes horrific accidents and recognizing the typical injuries associated with them are crucial steps in safeguarding yourself on the road.

Here, we delve into preventative measures, common injuries, and the importance of seeking experienced legal representation, such as Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, with over 45 years experience winning thousands of injury and wrongful death accident cases, including millions of dollars recovered in UBER and rideshare car accident cases, including in the aftermath of rear-end car collisions.

UBER Accident Statistics and Information:

Did you know that while we hear and read about so many UBER accidents and other rideshare company accidents, UBER claims in its 2019-2020 U.S. Safety Report that 99.9% of its trips in 2019 and 2020 ended without any safety incident.*

Also, much less than 1 % of its trips, supposedly only 0.0002% of its trips in 2019 and 2020, involved “a critical safety event”. *

Further, in 2019, UBER had 1.4 billion trips with only 59 fatalities; and that represented only 0.000004%.*

And in 2020, while UBER had 650 million trips (first year with Covid 19) there were only 42 fatalities (less traffic during Covid 19, often allowing greater speeds, causing more deaths per trip); and that represented only 0.000006%.*

Prevention Tips to Avoid Rear-End UBER Collisions:
  1. Maintain a Safe Following Distance: Always keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, allowing ample time to react to sudden stops or changes in traffic flow. This is sometimes referred to as maintaining a safe “space cushion”.
  2. Stay Alert and Focused: Avoid distractions such as texting, eating, adjusting the radio or GPS, or applying make-up while driving. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  3. Use Defensive Driving Techniques: Anticipate potential hazards on the road and be prepared to react accordingly. Stay mindful of other drivers' actions and be ready to yield or maneuver as needed. Be courteous and polite – avoid road rage incidents with their sometimes deadly consequences.
  4. Obey Traffic Laws: Adhere to speed limits, traffic signals and road signs. Following traffic laws helps maintain order on the road and reduces the risk of dangerous collisions.
  5. Regular Vehicle Maintenance: Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained, including brakes, tires and lights. A well-maintained vehicle is less likely to experience mechanical failures that could contribute to serious and sometimes deadly accidents.
  6. Seat Belts: Always use your seat belts with shoulder restraints. Some rideshare riders simply don’t use them when riding with UBER or other rideshare companies. Some mistakenly think seat belts are not needed with short trips. But many accident collisions occur within a few miles of home or work. And while wearing seat belts won’t prevent collisions, it often may lessen the severity of injuries sustained. One family who retained us had one parent tragically killed and another seriously injured while not wearing their seat belts close to their home on such a short trip, and even though we recovered millions of dollars for them, please always wear your seat belt at all times, including when in UBER or any rideshare car.
Typical Injuries Resulting from Rear-End UBER Collisions:
  1. Whiplash: One of the most common injuries in rear-end collisions, whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked backward (yes, to the surprise of many, the rider’s head actually jerks backwards first) and then forward, causing strain on the neck muscles and ligaments, often resulting in very painful sprains and muscle spasms.
  2. Back and Spinal Injuries: The force of impact in a rear-end collision can cause trauma to the back and spine, leading to herniated discs, spinal fractures, and or nerve damage. Sometimes years of physical therapy and sometimes injections and surgery are needed because of these neck, back and spine injuries.
  3. Head and Brain Injuries: Concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and skull fractures can occur when the head strikes the steering wheel, dashboard, door or window, airbags or other objects upon a rear end impact with another car or a truck.
  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains and contusions to muscles, tendons and ligaments can result from the abrupt movement of the body during a collision, especially because of the whiplash effects caused by a rear end collision with a car or truck.
Why Choose Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation to Handle Your UBER Accident Case:
  1. Experience and Expertise: With over 45 years of experience winning thousands of rear end car accident collision cases, our law firm specializes in representing clients injured in rear-end car collisions. We possess the knowledge and resources to pursue maximum compensation for our clients' injuries and losses.
  2. Compassionate Advocacy: We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll of rear-end collisions on victims and their families. Our UBER injury accident attorneys provide compassionate support and personalized legal guidance throughout the recovery process.
  3. Proven Results: Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers and legal team are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every case we handle.
How to Contact Us:

If you've been injured in a rear-end UBER car collision in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, don't hesitate to seek legal help. Contact Gary K. Walch, A Law Corporation, today for your free consultation. Call us at 866 INJURY 2 (866.465.8792) or click here to reach us 24/7. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve, while you focus on your health recovery.

*U.S. Safety Report, UBER Technologies, 2019-2020

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