Feb 01, 2024 | Uber/Lyft Accident

Rideshare Passenger Killed in Phoenix Car Crash

An car crash killed a passenger in a rideshare vehicle recently in north Phoenix. The fatal accident reminds us all that rideshare accidents are very real and that they can result in serious injuries and even death. Please contact a skilled rideshare accident attorney now if you were injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle. Injury victims deserve fair compensation for their losses.

Facts of the Fatal Phoenix Accident

In late 2023, Phoenix police said they responded to Tatum and Shea Boulevards regarding a crash between two vehicles. The time was just before 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Both vehicles were still at the accident scene when the police arrived. The authorities found 28-year-old Alec Carbine in the back of a rideshare vehicle. He had critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital, where he later died. The driver of the rideshare vehicle suffered only minor injuries.

The other car involved was driven by a woman and the vehicle had three passengers (two adults and a teenager). One of the adult passengers suffered serious injuries, but none were life-threatening. The other two passengers sustained only minor injuries.

Police believe the cause of the accident was that the second vehicle ran a red light and hit the rideshare vehicle. There were no signs of impairment.

Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents

There are five main causes for rideshare accidents. These include:

  1. Speeding by rideshare drivers,
  2. Rideshare driver fatigue,
  3. Drivers ignoring dangerous road conditions,
  4. Rideshare drivers committing traffic violations, and
  5. Driver distraction.

The Phoenix case shows that another common cause of rideshare accidents is other drivers, non-rideshare drivers, committing traffic violations.

No matter the cause of the accident, the reality still remains that rideshare services still pose a safety concern.

Compensation in an Uber or Lyft Accident Case

If you were injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries. This compensation may include payment for such things as:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Lost wages,
  • Future lost earnings,
  • Property damage,
  • Out-of-pocket expenses, and
  • Pain and suffering.

Please know that a skilled rideshare accident attorney can help you gather appropriate evidence to help maximize your compensation in these cases. Critical evidence includes:

  • Photos of the accident scene,
  • Photos of the vehicles involved,
  • Photos of your injuries,
  • Statements from witnesses who saw the accident,
  • Surveillance videos, and
  • Police reports.

Contact Justice Through Compensation for Help

If you or a loved one was injured in a rideshare accident, please know that the law firm of Justice Through Compensation is here to help. Our legal team is skilled, experienced, and passionate in their representation. Let us shoulder the burden of an injury claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing from your injuries. Contact us today for the quality legal help you deserve.

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