I Was Injured While Riding in an Uber/Lyft, What Should I do?
Taxis and rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft make getting around easy – you can call for a ride from anywhere at any time, and they’re often more affordable than hiring a car service or having to pay for parking. While the pros certainly outweigh the cons, they do not prevent passengers from getting hurt in an accident. And when it comes to ridesharing in Philadelphia, which is the fifth-most populated city in the country, the chances of getting into an accident while being a passenger greatly increases.
If you were a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicle who has been hurt in an accident, contact Flager & Associates, PC today.
Common Causes of Uber, Lyft & Limo Accidents:
- Fatigue. Most of the drivers of these rideshare vehicles are working part time, which means they’re working long and irregular hours each day. Fatigue, along with other daily distractions from their personal lives, can cause the mind to wander away from the road and ultimately result in an accident.
- Carelessness. Any driver on the road can be reckless. Rideshare drivers are no different! It is their duty to obey traffic laws and speed limits, but that doesn’t always happen. Negligent driving can cause accidents that result in injury to you, the passenger.
Additionally, there have been some reported cases where ridesharing drivers have assaulted passengers or otherwise caused them harm. In these cases, there is a question of whether the ridesharing service has adequately screened and checked the background of its drivers. In such a case, it is important to get experienced legal help to investigate these issues and hold the company responsible.
If you were a passenger hurt in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, the experienced car accident lawyers at Flager & Associates, PC can help. We have worked with passengers injured in Uber, Lyft, and taxi accidents and can help navigate these cases to obtain the compensation you deserve.