In August 2017, an Illinois woman filed suit against Uber in state court in New Jersey, claiming that a negligent driver caused a significant traffic accident last year. According to the woman, an Uber driver was driving perpendicular to traffic when they “suddenly and inexplicably veered through four lanes of traffic”. The driver then collided into the woman, who was en route to the New York City marathon. She was knocked unconscious and sustained a serious knee injury.
The Illinois woman is now suing for negligence, fraud, and other allegations. This is just one of the many similar cases filed against Uber in recent years. Many of the cases make related claims that Uber’s safety and training procedures are woefully inadequate and can result in this type of unsafe behavior by drivers.