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Uber has become a convenient and popular form of transportation.  Unfortunately, Uber drivers have been the cause of countless accidents, many of which have resulted in serious injuries and deaths.

Often, accidents are caused by Uber drivers due to the following factors:

  • Distracted Driving by the Uber Driver
  • Aggressive Driving by the Uber Driver
  • Defective Equipment on the Uber Driver’s Vehicle
  • Talking on a Cell Phone While Driving by the Uber Driver
  • Texting While Driving by the Uber Driver
  • Drunk Driving by the Uber Driver
  • Violation of Traffic Laws by the Uber Driver

Driver drowsiness or fatigue is also a prevalent cause of Uber driver accidents.  Since Uber doesn’t set schedules for its driver, Uber drivers can work long hours any given day in order to maximize their pay.  Driving while tired is extremely dangerous and significantly increases the risk of a collision.  Driver drowsiness decreases awareness and slows reaction times, thereby impairing the driver’s ability to timely and safely respond to potential hazards on the road.  Fatigued driving also impairs the driver’s judgment.

It should be noted that most of Uber drivers are not professional drivers.  It is also possible that some Uber drivers are hired with insufficient background checks. 

Uber also attempts to limit its liability in the event of an accident.  When you download Uber's app on your phone, you agree to Uber’s terms and conditions.  Within these terms and conditions, you accept the risk of using Uber’s service (“you agree that the entire risk arising out of your use of the services, and any service or good requested in connection therewith, remains solely with you, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.”)Learn More »

Also within its terms and conditions, the following is stated: “Uber shall not be liable for indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, including…personal injury, or property damage related to, in connection with, or otherwise resulting from any use of the services, regardless of the negligence…of Uber…” Learn More ».


If you or a loved one is a victim of an Uber accident, call the Law Offices of Alexander M. Gurevich at (713) 224-9600 to connect with an experienced  Houston accident attorney today.  Whether you were a driver, passenger, or pedestrian hurt in an Uber accident, find out if our accident lawyer can help. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay for our services only if you receive a monetary award.

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