There was a time not long ago when people had no idea what an Uber or Lyft was. Now, most of us probably have one or both of the ridesharing app on our phone. We can open them up, press a button, and have a ride show up to take us anywhere.
But what happens if you are injured due to the actions of a ridesharing driver? Do you know who will cover the expenses?
At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. we want to help when you need a Fort Lauderdale Uber and Lyft accident attorney. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.
Ridesharing services have offered many benefits, but how well regulated is the industry? With over a million Uber and Lyft drivers in the US, many of them right here in Fort Lauderdale, we think there are some things you need to be aware of.
Uber and Lyft do not fall under the same regulations that regular taxi drivers do. First, becoming a ridesharing driver with either company is fairly easy. Nearly anyone with a license and a clean driving record can become a driver as long as their vehicle passes a once a year inspection. You are likely to have a grandfather in retirement or a college student looking for extra money show up as your driver.
They do not have to have any extra training, just a license. Beyond an initial inspection, their vehicles do not have to be checked often.
Now, both Uber and Lyft have moved into food delivery and medical office transportation, so you can be sure that there will be many more ridesharing drivers on the roads.
When it comes to accidents, ridesharing drivers are prone to the same mistakes as any other driver. The difference is that they have our lives in their hands. One of the main concerns is distracted driving. Research shows three factors that go into distracted driving:
We also know that impaired ridesharing drivers are can cause major accidents. Under no circumstances should an Uber or Lyft driver be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Uber and Lyft have brought great benefits to the general population, but they have grown so rapidly that regulations have had a hard time keeping up. While most people now have no problem calling a stranger in their personal vehicle for a ride, you need to know where to turn if you are injured due to a ridesharing driver’s mistake.
At Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. we will get on your case as soon as you call and begin working on a plan to recover the compensation you need. This can include medical bills and lost wages as well as pain and suffering damages. When you need a Fort Lauderdale Uber and Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 305-831-4333.