A few years ago, you may not have even know what Uber and Lyft were, but we are sure you do now. Millions of Americans have used one of the two ridesharing companies. They are convenient, especially if your vehicle breaks down or if you need a designated driver for the evening.
However, do you know where to turn if you get into an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft? What if you are struck by a ridesharing vehicle?
Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates understands that this can be a confusing process, but we will get you through this. Our team understands the laws and we can handle insurance companies. When you need a Hallandale Beach Uber and Lyft accident attorney, call us today.
Ridesharing services have become so common that many people have stopped asking questions about whether or not they are safe. Where we used to ask if getting into someone else’s personal vehicle was a good idea, not we just press a button and wait for our ride. You probably see plenty of vehicle with the Uber and Lyft stickers on their windshield (often you see both on the same vehicle).
However, you need to know that these vehicles are not subject to the same regulations as taxi cabs or limousines. Becoming a driver for either company is not difficult. Drivers do not have to undergo any specific training to become ridesharing operators. Once their vehicle passes a mechanic’s inspection, they are ready to drive. These are everyday people just like us trying to make some extra money.
Now, Uber and Lyft have expanded into other services. Uber Eats has put many drivers on the road who are out there delivering food. Did you know that Uber Eats drivers are not subject to the same rules as regular Uber passenger drivers?
Uber and Lyft drivers are subject to the same mistakes and negligence that any other driver is. While we would hope that ridesharing drivers take extra steps to stay safe, we have still seen instances of impaired ridesharing drivers getting into accidents. We also know that there are times when they have been distracted by their phones and GPS systems and gotten into wrecks.
Both Uber and Lyft offer insurance coverage for those hurt due to accidents, but that does not mean they make it easy to collect a settlement.
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft offer a great service, but there is still so much that we do not understand about how they operate, especially in the event of an accident. Car accidents are confusing to begin with, but when they involve a ridesharing vehicle, the situation can become even more complicated. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates can help you through this.
Our qualified and experienced team will work to ensure you get compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Hallandale Beach Uber and Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333.