There’s no doubt that summoning a ridesharing car on an app can be incredibly convenient, but there’s an unfortunate dark side to services like Uber and Lyft. While these companies offer great options for getting home safely after having a bit too much to drink or if parking is horrible, the introduction of ridesharing in a city is accompanied by a dramatic increase in automobile accidents. One study found that fatal automobile accidents had dropped to an all-time low in 2010, but once ridesharing was introduced, the number of fatal collisions increased by 2-3%. The study noted that the total vehicle miles travelled after the introduction of ridesharing services sharply increased and that an increase in fatal accidents necessarily followed.
On top of that, ridesharing is also responsible for an increase in traffic congestion and a decrease in the use of public transportation. That’s not great for your commute or the planet, and it definitely means an increased risk of auto accidents, injuries, and fatal crashes. With all that in mind, it becomes especially important to have a personal injury attorney you trust. We have a specific expertise in Uber and Lyft accidents and our client testimonials speak for themselves with cases like these.
If you’re ever in an Uber or Lyft accident, as a passenger or as another motorist, make sure to get in touch with us immediately after calling 9-1-1. Uber and Lyft have unique insurance policies, but without experienced legal representation, these companies are more than happy to take advantage of you. Make sure you get what you’re owed by working with a legal team that can go toe-to-toe with the giant ridesharing companies. Our consultations are always free, so get in touch right away if you or your loved ones are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident.