Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have really expanded over the last few years. They offer a wonderful convenience for many people. Whether you need a quick ride to the store or a ride for a night out on the town, all you have to do is press a button on your phone and wait a minute for your ride to show up. Some areas around Hollywood can get crowded, so it can be easier to just have someone else do the driving.
But what happens if a ridesharing driver causes an accident?
If you need an Uber or Lyft accident attorney in Hollywood, make your first call be to the Dante Law Firm. We will sit with you patiently and examine your case to find the best path forward.
There has been an explosion of the number of ridesharing drivers across the US, with more than 400,000 Uber drivers and 350,000 Lyft drivers on the roadways.
That’s a ton of drivers, most of which have no particular passenger carrying training.
Uber and Lyft drivers are the average American driver. Maybe your driver is a retired grandmother, a local college kid, or someone who just wants some extra cash.
There are little to no regulations on ridesharing drivers, certainly not to the same extent that there are for public transportation drivers.
There are an estimated 60 million people who use ridesharing in the US each year and that number is project to climb much higher as these services expand.
But what if an Uber or Lyft driver’s reckless behavior injures their passengers, other drivers, or people near the roadway. Remember, ridesharing drivers are just regular people who make the same mistakes when driving as everyone else.
Except we trust them to be our transportation, so they should be especially careful when they have passengers.
Ridesharing is such a new industry that regulations have not caught up. There are no regular vehicle inspections and becoming an Uber or Lyft driver is fairly easy.
Did you know that both companies are expanding beyond regular ridesharing? In some areas, they are offering low-cost ways for low-income people to get to their doctor’s appointments.
In other areas, ridesharing drivers are now delivering food for local businesses.
All of this adds up to more ridesharing vehicles on the road logging more miles, significantly increasing the chances of a ridesharing accident.
Both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that cover their drivers while they are working, but will it be enough to cover all of your expenses if an accident happens?
Don’t let a ridesharing driver’s negligence put you in financial jeopardy. If they caused you harm, they should be responsible for covering all of your expenses related to the accident. If you need a Hollywood Uber or Lyft accident attorney, the Dante Law Firm will work to get you all the compensation you deserve, starting with your medical expenses and lost income. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.