The ridesharing industry continues to grow to provide alternative and often more affordable taxi services. Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, use Smartphone technology to provide riders with streamline access to their services. However, this streamlined business model places extreme pressure on rideshare drivers to complete their fares quickly to make more money. Job pressure and distractions from cell phones and GPS devices often lead to tragic accidents.
Motor vehicle accidents involving ridesharing vehicles, such as Uber and Lyft, can result in serious injuries. The Los Angeles rideshare accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas represent individuals who have been injured in these types of accidents. Our legal team will help you get the full compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered. We are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and working hard to get you the damages that you are entitled to.
Causes of Ridesharing Accidents
Uber and Lyft drivers can place you at great risk and cause a serious accident by not paying attention to the road. Distractions, such as cellphones, following GPS devices for directions, and talking to passengers, can easily cause an accident. You should note the exact distraction that may have contributed to your rideshare accident.
Other common causes of rideshare collisions include:
- Reckless driving
- Alcohol or drug-impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Lack of proper training
Personal injury claims involving rideshares, such as Uber and Lyft, are often complicated. You need to hire an experienced Los Angeles rideshare attorney to help you determine all the parties who may be responsible for your injuries. Depending on the specific facts of your accident, you may be able to file a claim against the Uber or Lyft driver as well as the other party involved in the accident.
Important Tips If You Plan To Take a Lyft or Uber
If you have been involved in an accident involving Lyft or Uber, you need to immediately contact the police. It is also very important to get the contact and insurance information of all parties involved in the accident.
Other important steps include:
- Taking a picture of the scene of the accident
- Taking a picture of the Uber or Lyft driver
- Obtaining the information of witnesses to the accident
The Los Angeles rideshare accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to helping our injured victims get the medical attention they need and the full compensation that they deserve.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney