Within in the past few years, ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized what it means to go out and to get to your destination and back home safely. No longer do you have to choose who is going to be the designated driver and who is going to be able to have “fun”. Now, with a few taps of your smartphone, people throughout our state and country are able to summon a ride to their destination and get where they need to go. Without a doubt, this has curbed drunk driving incidents and have kept many people from making irresponsible decisions. However, if you or someone you loved was in an accident during a ridesharing commute, this could raise several important legal questions that can quickly become a complex web. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymissouri.com are here to help you and make sure that you get all your questions answered and you are represented fairly.
The very nature of these apps creates a dilemma for drivers. While their company encourages them to be as safe as possible on the road, there is a constant stream of data coming from their phones that they must answer while driving. Studies have shown that driving while using your phone in any way will slow your reflexes and can lead to collisions and accidents. Some of the most common causes of these accidents are:
- Fatigued drivers – Some drivers might pull very long shifts in the hopes of maximizing their paycheck.
- Failure to obey posted traffic laws and signals – If a driver is looking to get in as many rides as possible in the shortest time allowed, they might ignore traffics laws and cause an accident or collision.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol – Some of these drivers might not be as responsible as they should and choose to drive while under the influence and with innocent passengers in their vehicles.
- Driving aggressively – Some drivers might experience road rage at being cut off or being tailgated that could lead to poor decision making and cause a collision.
There are many other different instances of drivers causing collisions that have nothing to do with the list above, but it gives you an idea what the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneymissouri.com has come to see as very common behavior. If you or a loved one was injured or hurt during one of these rides, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve and make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable.
During this challenging time, the last thing that you will want to deal with is insurance companies and the complex legal matters surrounding these suits and claims. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you get the best possible claim for your pain and suffering and want to make sure that you are taken care of in the immediate future and the upcoming years. If you or a loved one has been injured during one of these rides, please know that you don’t have to fight against big businesses and their insurance companies alone.
We are located in the city center of Kansas City, but we are proud to serve the entire state of Missouri. If you or a loved one was injured during a ridesharing commute, please give our offices a call today so that we can help you build a strong and strategic case on your behalf and help you get back on the road to recovery.