Your car is in the shop, where it will stay all week while the transmission is getting fixed. That is not a problem for you though, because you can just open up your phone, press a button, and have a ride show up for you.
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have transformed the transportation industry in big ways over the last few years. No longer is it a weird idea to get in someone’s personal vehicle and have them take you where you need to go.
But are you sure your ridesharing driver and vehicle are safe? What if you get into an accident?
If you need a ridesharing accident attorney in Escondido, call Eugene Bruno & Associates. today. Our team will work to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Ridesharing services may seem like a wonderful thing, but do you know how well they are regulated?
With over a million Uber and Lyft drivers in the country, many right here in our area, there are some things you should be aware of.
Services like Uber and Lyft do not have the same amount of regulations that traditional public transportation services or taxis do. Becoming a ridesharing driver is fairly easy with a clean driving record. Just about anyone can become a ridesharing driver.
Ridesharing vehicles are not required to be regularly inspected. It is up to each individual driver to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition.
As both Uber and Lyft expand into other services like food delivery and non-emergent medical transportation, there will be more and more ridesharing drivers on the roadways.
Ridesharing drivers are prone to the same mistakes as other drivers on the roadways, except they should be much more careful considering they are taking your life in their hands.
National research identifies three factors for distracted driving:
Impaired ridesharing drivers are deadly. Though the state lowered the amount of alcohol ridesharing drivers can have in their system from .08 to .04, there should be no ridesharing driver that operates after having a drink. It is unprofessional and unsafe.
If a ridesharing driver is distracted or impaired, they are putting the lives of their passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians in jeopardy.
Do not wait for the insurance company to tell you how much money you will get for compensation. If you were hurt because of a ridesharing driver’s negligence, you need legal assistance immediately. At the Eugene Bruno & Associates, we will be here for you. Our team wants to make sure you are treated fairly so you do not have to worry about finances while you heal. When you need an Escondido ridesharing accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us 888-278-6688.