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Ride Sharing Services have Increased Injury Car Accidents

Ride Sharing Services have Increased Injury Car Accidents

Ride sharing services have increased injury car accidents here in Orange County California as well as Los Angeles and across the nation.  Before the existence of Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services fatal accidents nationally were at an all time low.  Researchers from the University of Chicago and Rice University in Houston recently revealed data which shows a significant increase in traffic fatalities in the eight years since ride sharing companies began their rapid expansion.

“…ridesharing is associated with an increase of 2% to 3% in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents,” according to the researchers from Rice and the University of Chicago.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was the source of information which was used by the study to evaluate the number of accidents per Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT) in the past eight years since Uber and Lyft began expansion.  In city after city the authors of the study found the number of accidents per VMT continue to rise.  Uber and Lyft have attacked the results of the study calling them “deeply flawed.”

Ride sharing services have increased injury car accidents here in Orange County California as well as Los Angeles and across the United States.  For the first time, the detailed information contained within the statistics gathered by the NHTSA and analyzed during the study showed patterns in every major city of ride share operations including Los Angeles and Orange County which reflect a significant increase in the number of car accidents and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger of Lyft, Uber or a third party you have a valid personal injury claim.  We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact an attorney with more than 40 years of experience and proven results.  Call 949-305-1400 to speak with Rivers Morrell personally for a free consultation.  You have a case and we will answer your questions and seek the full and fair compensation you deserve.

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