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The Interstate highways or freeways in Seattle and Kirkland, such as I-5 and 405 and I-90, are the major road stretches that connect various cities of the Seattle metro area. On these freeways, the cars, trucks, SUV’s are allowed to drive at higher speeds.  Pile up accidents are the result of one or more than one vehicle driver halting abruptly leading the vehicles coming from behind to crash and pile up behind.

Heavy traffic, snowy or icy roads, road obstructions, and an accident are the most common causes which lead to pile up accidents. When talking about the legal considerations of such incidents there are various complex factors that are involved.

The Law Regarding Pile Up Accidents

Uber is one of the most common commute options available. With the passage of time, it has overtaken the businesses of traditional cabs and taxis. These are a lot convenient and also the fares are reasonably priced. However, it’s not always that these rides are a convenient and good experience. If you have had an accident while in a Uber ride, you can claim against Uber. Please note that, in this case, you cannot claim against the driver since Uber is liable for the actions of its employees. Uber goes by the ‘commercial insurance policy’.

Under the commercial insurance policies, if an accident happens, you can claim the insurance too. Now there can be various causes of an accident while riding in an Uber.  The most common causes are distractions, a negligent driver, inattention, sleepiness, and ill-maintained vehicle, etc.

Uber is a global brand and has a huge network across various nations. Some facts about Uber:

The Interstate highways or freeways in Seattle and Kirkland, such as I-5 and 405 and I-90, are the major road stretches that connect various cities of the Seattle metro area. On these freeways, the cars, trucks, SUV’s are allowed to drive at higher speeds.  Pile up accidents are the result of one or more than one vehicle driver halting abruptly leading the vehicles coming from behind to crash and pile up behind.

Heavy traffic, snowy or icy roads, road obstructions, and an accident are the most common causes which lead to pile up accidents. When talking about the legal considerations of such incidents there are various complex factors that are involved.

The Law Regarding Pile Up Accidents

The motive of implementing ride-sharing facilities in a city is to reduce the number of personal cars treading on the road. Ride-sharing cars promote carpooling and help reduce the cumulative carbon-footprint of a city. But this is not all that these ride-sharing facilities provide. They are also linked with an increase in the number of crashes and congestion in certain areas of the city.

A team of researchers conducted a study for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business named “The Cost of convenience: Ride Sharing and Traffic Fatalities”. In this study, they found evidence that after introducing Ride-sharing services like Uber in a city it led to an increase in traffic delays and the number of crashes.

Why The Increase?

Every driver has a right of way on the roads.  There are set conditions and markers which allow the driver to respond carefully on the road.  These markers and signs consist of stop signs, red lights, crossroad markers, among other things.  Negligence to follow such rules can causes accidents that seriously injure people.

Washington State has clearly set restrictions which are meant to be followed because they will keep you safe. On your part, you have to follow them and ensure that you are not endangering the life of another person.

Washington State Law Denotes that:

Driving on a road in Kirkland and Seattle has to be done with a sense of responsibility and sanity. Even one second of negligence can lead to a collision or a crash. Likewise, overtaking other cars or vehicles has to be done after giving due care to the laws and the real-time driving conditions. Wrongful overtaking will only result in an accident which will disrupt your normal life routine. Continue reading ›

There is an unseen and unspoken trust between the drivers on the road. They trust that the other car driver or the one beside them will not do anything wrong, which you could put everyone in harm’s way. Breaching this trust leads to a crash or collision and the result is an injury to a number of people.

A blind spot car accident is caused due to negligence by the car driver. A driver’s blind-spot is at the rear-end of the passenger side; it is often very difficult to clearly observe the area on this side of the car. Hence, whenever a driver takes a wrong and unwarranted turn towards his blind-spot it can lead to an accident.

What to do when you are in a blind-spot of the other driver?

Whenever you get into a taxi cab, you trust that the driver will keep you safe and you will reach your destination without any regrets. It is also the duty of the driver to ensure that the co-passengers are safe. If the driver breaks his promise, the result is an incident which is frustrating for not only the rider but for the driver and the other party too. This goes on without saying that in the State of Washington, there are some prudential rules and laws executed for the protection of drivers and the citizens.

Laws for the Taxicab:

  • Vicarious Liability: Vicarious Liability means that the taxi company is liable to pay for your losses if you meet with an accident while riding the cab. The driver works for the company and the company, in turn, has to ensure your safety and security.

It seems odd to rent out a car when there is Uber and Lyft present almost everywhere. You never know that the driver ahead of you is driving his own car or has rented it. The roads are already stuffed with a lot of cars and more the number of cars more will be the proportional increment of getting into an accident.

Collisions with a rented car may land you into more trouble than you expect. There are health concerns about meeting with this type of accident. Along with this, there are other imperative complexities regarding the insurance and compensation for your pain and suffering.

Why is Insurance important in the Car Rental Crashes?

Truly, if we are to filter out one type of accident which is most dreaded that has to be a Crosswalk or pedestrian path accident. The car, truck or SUV drivers sometimes cannot differentiate between a road and a pedestrian path. Similarly, the people sometimes cannot confirm before walking on the crosswalk that what the legend is instructing. The result in both of these cases is a grave injury to the individual. These are the types of injuries sustained in such a crash.

  • Concussion or head injuries
  • Broken bones