What are the common injuries in a rideshare accident?

Rideshare accidents, like those involving Lyft, Uber, or other rideshare services, can lead to a variety of injuries, which range in severity depending on the specifics of the crash. Here we discuss some of the more common injuries we see as a result of these accidents:

Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries

Rapid acceleration and deceleration during a crash can lead to whiplash. This type of neck injury results from the sudden forward and backward motion that strains neck muscles and ligaments. Similarly, other soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body can be injured by the impact.


Broken bones are common in car accidents, and this includes rideshare incidents. The force exerted during a crash can lead to fractures in the arms, legs, ribs, and other parts of the body.

Head and Brain Injuries

Accidents may cause occupants to hit their heads on windows, steering wheels, or other parts of the vehicle, leading to head injuries. These can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries, which can have long-lasting effects.

Spinal Injuries

The force of a collision can damage the spine, potentially causing paralysis or other permanent disabilities. Injuries can range from herniated discs to severe spinal cord damage.

Psychological Injuries

It’s also important to remember that not all injuries are physical. Rideshare accidents can lead to psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

Seeking Medical Attention

Always seek medical attention after an accident if you feel any sort of aches or pains, especially if that includes headaches or dizziness.. Note that some injuries, like whiplash or concussion, may not show symptoms right away.  Symptoms may begin to appear once adrenaline has worn off when you wake up the next morning.

Legal Support

If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, The Ruth Law Team is here to help. Call us at (888) 783-8378. We’ll fight for your right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Remember, you can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.