Ridesharing has been a game-changer since these services first began. Services offered by companies such as Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get around town. No longer do groups of friends have to pinpoint who will be the designated driver each time they go out on the town—now, they can all agree to share a Lyft so each member of the group can enjoy some of the nightlife. No longer do people have to depend on questionable public transit schedules, their own driving, or their own two feet. With Lyft, they have other options. However, Lyft drivers are not automatically safe drivers, even if they have clean driving records. At any time, these drivers could engage in acts of negligence that result in a car crash that leaves you severely injured. If you were hurt while using a rideshare service and want to talk to a Lyft accident Lawyer about your legal rights and options, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in court.
Typically, road crash statistics are published annually by government entities like the Department of Transportation or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission. These statistics usually break down accidents by vehicle type and quantify the number of people who were injured or killed in vehicular collisions every year. However, rideshare vehicles have yet to be singled out in these reports, so data are spotty regarding traffic accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles.
Although these government entities have not yet tabulated data on Lyft accidents, one organization—the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association or TLPA—has been keeping track of injurious or fatal incidents involving rideshare vehicles. One alarming thing the TLPA noted in their tally is that not all Lyft incidents involve roadway collisions. Several of the 50+ deaths that were attributed to rideshare incidents were due to homicide or manslaughter, and more than 100 assaults have been alleged against rideshare drivers as well. More than 20 kidnappings are alleged to have been performed by rideshare drivers, as well, showing that the possibility of a traffic accident is just one of the worries rideshare customers must face when using Lyft.
If you were injured while using Lyft services, contact the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. We specialize in handling Lyft accident injury claims and are well-qualified to be your courtroom advocates. For more than 40 years, we have been fighting for our clients in the civil courts, and we want the opportunity to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future via the legal system. You could be entitled to financial compensation as an accident victim, and the person liable for your injuries could be mandated by the court to pay you damages for your pain and suffering. We do not charge an attorney’s fee until your case has been won or settled, and it never costs a dime to reach out for a free case evaluation. Call now for your consultation.
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