The transportation industry has evolved drastically over the past decade. Back in the day if you needed a ride you either took public transportation or called your local taxi company. Now in today’s world there are a lot of different options to choose from to get from Point A to Point B. Over the past decade companies like Uber and Lyft have flooded markets across America.
Uber and Lyft are similar to many local taxi services in that they do not own, operate, or control their cars. Instead Uber and Lyft contract drivers to pick up passengers using their branded name. Unlike taxi companies, individuals looking to use Uber or Lyft services must create an account and download the company’s App on their smartphone. The App allows customers to request rides and pay their fares.
When individuals book their rides with Uber or Lyft they are expecting that they will get to their destination safely. However, this isn’t always the case.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle then you might be entitled to a claim. It is important that you contact our personal injury attorney today to discuss your case.
There are many causes of Uber and Lyft accidents including:
• At-fault party hits Uber/Lyft vehicle and you are injured
• Distracted driving
• Vehicle not properly maintained
• Aggressive driving
• Poor health conditions of the driver
Call our Akron, Ohio office today to schedule your initial consultation.