August 2, 2017
Rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft have become extremely popular with people of all ages. Take a moment and look at a busy street in Los Angeles. We promise that not one (1) minute will pass before you see an Uber or a Lyft vehicle. Those vehicles are easily identifiable because there is normally a sticker on either the front or back windshields.
Although rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have made transportation easier, and serve the important purpose of keeping drunk individuals off driving, the numbers of accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers is increasing. Why? Because Uber and Lyft drivers are very distracted throughout each ride. The reasons that Uber and Lyft drivers are more distracted than average drivers is because they are dependent on their cell phone. Uber and Lyft drivers are constantly looking at their phones to either accept or deny rides, and to navigate through streets that they are often unfamiliar yet. The usage of cell phones while driving is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, these disasters often happen.
Uber and Lyft accidents can happen when a driver negligently operates a vehicle resulting in a collision with another car or with a pedestrian. Injuries can be catastrophic as such collisions often occur at high speed. Individuals who are injured often face life-altering injuries that require medical attention. For that, these individuals often need the assistance of an experience Los Angeles attorney who knows how to obtain the maximum compensation for the medical work that must be done and to compensate the injured victim for his or her pain and suffering.
California law now requires that all Uber and Lyft drivers carry an insurance policy with a $1 million in coverage for death, personal injury, or property damage. The law also requires Uber and Lyft to provide uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for their drivers and passengers. To learn more about Lyft and Uber accidents, click here.
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