Lyft and other ridesharing apps have caused a commuting revolution since they hit the scene. People who were once forced into choosing between driving themselves or depending on public transit schedules or expensive taxicab services now had another, cheaper, more readily accessible option: the rideshare. However, even if a Lyft driver has an ultra-clean driving record, it is still possible for them to become involved in a traffic accident, resulting in you getting hurt through no fault of your own. If you were hurt while using Lyft or any other rideshare service and you want to speak with 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.
Most accident-related injury and fatality statistics are released via annual reports from government entities like the Department of Transportation or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, Lyft and other rideshare services have yet to have their accidents tracked by these entities. The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) is keeping a tally of their own, though, related to Lyft and Uber incidents resulting in injury or death—and not all of these incidents involve road crashes.
Shockingly, a large number of deaths and injuries listed on the TLPA’s Who’s Driving You? website—a site dedicated to tracking rideshare-related injuries and fatalities—are not due to traffic collisions, but rather, due to allegations of violent crime, including murder and assault. More than 50 fatalities have been attributed to Lyft and Uber usage, and more than 100 violent assaults have been alleged by Lyft and Uber customers since the companies were founded.
If you are involved in a Lyft accident, it is important to know which steps to take immediately after the crash. Here is a list of must-do things following a rideshare accident:
If you need a Lyft accident lawyer in Raytown, the skilled legal professionals at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can assist you with building your legal case. We have more than 40 years of experience in practicing personal injury law and we are committed to helping our clients seek out justice in the civil courts. We believe in advocating for our clients’ legal interests and want to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future by pursuing the recovery of damages. These damages may then be paid out to you, the victim, as financial compensation that can be used for paying medical bills related to your injuries or other daily living expenses. We do not charge any legal fees until your case is settled or won, so call today for your free case assessment.
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