When you merge modern technology with a transportation industry, you end up with a ridesharing service like Lyft. If you did not know what Lyft was a few years ago, we know you do now. No matter where you need a ride to, if you open your phone and press a button, someone will be by to pick you up soon.
But how safe is your Lyft driver?
Do they have any training when it comes to transporting passengers?
If you need a Lyft accident attorney in Inglewood, the Compass Law Group will be here for you. We want to ensure that you are compensated if someone else’s negligence causes you harm.
Ridesharing industries seemingly came out of nowhere, a merging of technologies that has given people more options for getting from place to place. Lyft was founded in 2012, right here in California. Lyft says it has over 1.4 million drivers, so you can be sure the company is here to stay for a while.
You may wonder how safe you are when you get into a Lyft vehicle or if you are around a Lyft driver in another vehicle.
How regulated are ridesharing companies?
They really are not well-regulated. Becoming a Lyft driver is not difficult and there are no required vehicle inspections.
These are just regular people who choose to drive people around to make some extra money.
In the latest reporting year, there were over 300,000 vehicle accidents in California that caused injuries. While we do not have exact numbers on how many Lyft drivers have been involved in accidents, you can be certain they happen.
Lyft drivers are prone to the same reckless behavior as other drivers on the roadway. Though the state has lowered the allowable blood alcohol level for ridesharing drivers from .08 to .04, no Lyft driver should be transporting passengers while impaired.
They also should never drive distracted, whether by their phone or some other device.
Some Lyft drivers may become less careless when they do not have any passengers and are waiting for a fare. This can put other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians around them in danger.
Lyft has insurance coverage for all of their divers, both when they have passengers and when they are waiting for a customer. If a Lyft driver causes your accident, you may have to fight their insurance for fair compensation.
Vehicle accidents can be difficult to deal with. From the initial emergency to the insurance company process, it can get confusing. When a Lyft driver is the cause of the accident, you need to seek legal assistance. That brings a whole new dynamic to the crash. At the Compass Law Group, we will work to make sure you have the money you need to cover your medical expenses and damages. We will also work to cover your lost income if you have to miss work. When you need a Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.