Rideshare apps changed the way people travel and commute in the modern age. While we once had to depend on public transit schedules, our own driving, or our own two feet to get from place to place we now had an alternative to these commuting methods (and an alternative to taking expensive taxis): Lyft, Uber and other rideshare services. However, even though Lyft screens their contractors’ driving records to ensure they are hiring “safe” drivers, the truth is that even the most responsible, dependable driver could still become involved in an accident at any time, and this could result in their passengers being gravely injured or even killed. If you were injured while using Lyft or any ridesharing app service and you would like to talk to a Lyft accident lawyer about your options as an accident victim, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss your legal case.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation as a whole, along with other governmental or private reporting entities, typically provide data each year regarding vehicle-type-specific accidents, injuries and deaths. However, none of these entities have published any data that is specific to Lyft or even specific to ridesharing as a whole. That said, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has been recording various incidents that have been attributed to Lyft, Uber and other rideshare services, and these incidents are not limited to deadly road crashes.
The TLPA’s tallying website for Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services—titled Who’s Driving You?—provides a startling look at various types of injurious or fatal incidents attributed to Lyft and Uber drivers. Shockingly, more than 50 deaths have occurred at the hands of Lyft or Uber drivers, whether via road accidents or because of violence, and more than 100 assaults have been alleged against Lyft and Uber drivers by passengers as well. These reports show that a traffic accident is only one concern when it comes to ridesharing.
If you are injured and need a Lyft accident lawyer in Grandview, the expert legal team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in court. With more than four decades of experience in personal injury litigation, we are among the foremost Lyft accident attorneys in the area, and we are committed to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by going after justice through the legal system. As a victim, you may be qualified to recover damages in the form of financial compensation from the party that was liable for your injuries, and as your legal advocates, we will fight to get you every dime you are entitled to under the law. We charge no legal fees until your case has been resolved via a settlement or a courtroom win, and it never costs a thing to contact us for a free consultation. Call today.
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