LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The Ammons Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Uber on behalf of a young woman who was seriously injured while visiting Las Vegas, Nevada. The young woman was a passenger in the Uber vehicle when the vehicle was struck by another car traveling through an intersection.
The lawsuit filed in the 8th Judicial District Court of Clark County alleges that the driver was acting as an agent for Uber at the time of the accident and was negligent in the handling of the rideshare vehicle, leading to the collision. The lawsuit alleges that the driver, like all drivers, had a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent vehicle operator, and the breach of that duty led to the young woman’s injuries. Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, The lawsuit claims Uber is responsible for its driver’s actions because the driver was within the course and scope of employment when the accident happened.
In the lawsuit, The Ammons Law Firm alleges that Uber was negligent in its selection, training, oversight, direction, monitoring, retention, and control of its driver and should have known of the driver’s dangerous propensities. According to the lawsuit, Uber is more focused on making a profit than hiring safe drivers.
Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonable and prudent manner. Employers have a duty to act in a reasonable and prudent manner in the selection and direction of their employees. In this Uber lawsuit, Ammons alleges that the Defendants’ were negligent in multiple ways and that their negligence resulted in the accident that resulted in severe, life-altering injuries to the victim.
Uber Ridesharing Services
Uber Technologies, Inc. is a corporation based in San Francisco, California. It does business in approximately 72 countries and in all 50 states. Uber enters independent contractor relationships with individuals who use their own vehicles and provide rideshare services through the Uber app. Uber had annual revenues of $25 Billion for the fiscal year 2022.
The Ammons Law Firm is a nationwide personal injury firm focused on product liability, tire defects, truck accidents, rollovers, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seatbelt defects, airbag defects and plant explosions.
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