Since its start in 2009, UBER has become the majority holder of ride-share drivers in the United States. In 2020 UBER held 71% of the ride-sharing market and has over 3.98 million drivers all over the world, but not all UBER drivers practice safe driving. According to UBER’s US Safety Report, 42 people have been killed in an UBER-related motor-vehicle crash. However, these safety reports only include incidents that involve a death and are silent on how many incidents involve serious injuries. Uber Driver Involved in a Hit and Run
One of these incidents occurred on July 22, 2022 when Joaquin Iraheta was run over by an UBER driver. Mr. Iraheta and his brother were leaving a Houston, Texas bar when they called for a UBER to take them safely home. Instead, the UBER driver hit Mr. Iraheta and then fled the scene. As a result, Mr. Iraheta suffered a traumatic brain injury changing his life forever. UBER has failed to identify the driver and has failed to include any statistics regarding non-fatal accidents in their reports.
UBER won’t identify these incidents themselves, but the families and loved ones of victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an UBER-related motor-vehicle accident, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1-800-870-9584.