“You want me to call someone in their personal vehicle to pick me up?”
That may have been what someone would have asked you a few years ago if you mentioned getting an Uber or Lyft ride somewhere, but not anymore. Ridesharing services have become commonplace, with many people using them to get to the store or home at night. They offer convenience, especially if you don’t feel like battling the tourists for the roadway. Let a ridesharing driver do that.
But what if an Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident and you get hurt?
It can happen, and if you need an Uber or Lyft accident attorney in Sunny Isles Beach, the Dante Law Firm is ready to help.
People have always needed ways to get around and they have always turned to drivers to get them places.
Is ridesharing like a taxi or public transportation?
No, ridesharing is not.
Uber and Lyft drivers are just regular people who want to earn money by ferrying people from place to place. They are college kids, retirees, and people in-between jobs and most of them have no special driver training.
They use their own personal vehicles, which don’t have to be regularly inspected. How do you know they are safe?
Florida saw nearly 400,000 vehicle accidents in the latest reporting year, a number that has been rising year after year.
With the number of Uber and Lyft drivers also increasing, this means they are more likely to be involved in an accident. With both companies now moving into food delivery, these drivers will be logging even more miles all along our roadways.
If an Uber or Lyft driver decides to look down at their phones instead of the roadway, they become a danger to all those around them, not just their passengers. Distracted driving is the cause of so many preventable accidents.
There is no excuse for a ridesharing driver operating while impaired. Both companies dismiss drivers who get a DUI, but that is after an incident. What if you are the victim of a drunk ridesharing driver’s accident?
Any accident can put you in the hospital. This means high medical expenses and lost income of you cannot return to work right away.
How is it fair that a ridesharing driver’s negligence can cause you to lose money?
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are not going anywhere. In fact, they are rapidly expanding. This could mean more accidents and we want to be sure you know what to do. If a ridesharing driver causes you harm, don’t treat it like any other accident. Seek legal assistance before speaking to insurance companies. At the Dante Law Firm, our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Sunny Isles Beach will make sure you are treated fairly. We will get you the compensation you deserve. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.