It is plain to see that ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have shaken up the world of public transportation. When you arrive somewhere new, there is no need to spend ages trying to find a cab, or attempting to navigate completely unknown streets. Instead, your cell phone puts a ride right in the palm of your hand – now all you need to do is tap the screen a few times, and a trackable driver will soon be on their way. Did you know that Uber has become the biggest taxi company in the world, without ever owning even one car?
Although Uber and Lyft employ a lucrative business model which enables any qualified driver with their own vehicle to earn money, the model also involves some downsides. Despite the screening process prospective drivers must complete on an annual basis, the safety of ridesharing apps remains a hot topic of debate, as has the argument over whether the presence of ridesharing services increases the frequency and number of traffic accidents in a city.
Regardless of personal opinion about ridesharing services, if you are injured in a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, an attorney from Compass Law Group, PC could help you recover damages. As habitual early adopters of technological advancements, our Palmdale Uber and Lyft attorneys could prove a very valuable addition to your case, particularly as we work on a contingency fee basis, and you do not pay until we win.
In an Uber or Lyft accident, the passenger is never at fault, meaning you have an excellent chance of recovering compensation for your injuries. To learn more about how we could represent you, schedule your free initial consultation today.
Although you may have heard some concerning tales about the safety of using Uber and Lyft, the fact remains that the drivers are subjected to detailed background checks every year. California law relating to these ridesharing apps was tightened in early 2017, meaning that driving contracts are not available to anyone who:
If Uber or Lyft are found to be employing drivers who fall into any of the above categories, fines of up to $5,000 per driver can be imposed.
In terms of insurance coverage, Palmdale Uber and Lyft drivers must hold their own auto insurance cover, in addition to that offered to passengers by the ridesharing services themselves. Uber covers passengers for up to $1 million in bodily damage, or total accident costs. However, there are strict conditions attached to this insurance cover, which are best navigated by a highly-skilled Palmdale Uber/Lyft accident attorney.
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be unsure about adding legal costs to the mounting medical expenses and other costs you are already facing. When you work with a Compass Law Group, PC Palmdale Uber/Lyft accident attorney, it will be on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us until we successfully secure a settlement on your behalf.
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.