Statistics on Lyft & Uber Accidents

As rideshare companies become more popular, so do accidents involving drivers, passengers, and pedestrians with Uber and Lyft vehicles. These accidents can range from simple fender benders to serious collisions.

If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. As a Columbus rideshare accident attorney, Callinan & Wisecup works with those have been impacted by these accidents to help them get the compensation they deserve.

Understanding Lyft & Uber Accident Statistics

Uber vehicles were responsible for 91 fatal crashes between 2019 and 2020, resulting in 101 deaths. 

App-based driving services like Uber and Lyft account for a 3% increase in traffic-related fatalities annually, which is about 987 people killed every year.

Crash risk is 17% higher for drivers who interact with a cell phone. Since rideshare companies rely on GPS technology to connect drivers and passengers, Uber and Lyft drivers must monitor their phones closely to locate passengers, resulting in an increased accident risk.

Lyft and Uber drivers are only required to take a 6-hour rest period after working for 12 hours, an amount that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says is insufficient to prevent drowsy driving and increased accident risk.

Rides continue to increase–Uber reported 28 million trips per day while Lyft had over 700 million rides in 2023.

More accidents occur at rideshare pick up and drop off sites, affecting both motorists and pedestrians.

How a Columbus Rideshare Accident Attorney Can Help

Callinan & Wisecup supports clients who have been involved in Uber- or Lyft-related accidents when seeking damages for medical expenses, inability to work, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death lawsuits if you have lost a loved one in the accident.

Our team collects crucial evidence to build your case, talks to any witnesses, and carefully reviews driver dashcam and cell phone data. We can also work with your insurance company on your behalf to ensure your claim is not dismissed.

We have over 15 years of experience in personal injury law and can help you navigate the legal process so you can focus on your recovery after a traumatic accident.

Talk With an Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney About Your Case

Whether you are a driver who got into an accident with a Lyft or Uber vehicle, a pedestrian who was hit by one, or an injured passenger, contact Callinan & Wisecup today to schedule a free review of your case. As a Columbus rideshare accident attorney, we are dedicated to helping you secure the compensation you deserve when your life has been impacted by such an accident.