Uber Accidents

Throughout the year many Americans depend on ride sharing or ride hailing companies to provide them a safe ride home. Since hailing a taxi cab has become a thing of the past, most people turn to their cellular devices and tap on apps like Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft are ride sharing or ride hailing services which have been offering transportation services to billions of people in the U.S. and worldwide.

Uber Statistics

  • Uber has 40 million monthly active riders (TechCrunch)
  • Uber hit 2 billion rides in June 2016 (The Verge)
  •  Uber is in over 450 cities globally (Uber Newsroom)
  • Uber is the most used taxi app in 108 countries (Advertising Age)

Lyft Statistics

  • Lyft has over 3 million active monthly riders (TechCrunch)
  • Lyft is in over 300 cities globally (Lyft)
  • 74% of Lyft riders also use Uber (The Verge)

Complications of Uber or Lyft Accidents

Accidents which involve ride sharing or ride hailing companies can be legally complicated. Finding which insurance company will be responsible can be quite challenging. Does the driver of the ride sharing company have the proper insurance? Do Uber or Lyft bear responsibility for the action of their drivers? What happens if the Uber or Lyft driver were not at fault? When accidents involving ride sharing or ride hailing companies occur contacting an attorney can help you sort out the dilemma with the insurance companies.

Who to Contact

If you are a victim of a personal injury accident involving companies such as Uber or Lyft, the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz can assist you. We can help untangle the insurance coverage situation to allow you time to focus on your recovery from the crash. Our team of experts have over 5 decades of experience in personal injury cases. Consultations are free. Call today to schedule your appointment. #JusticeStartsNow

Originally published 1/31/2017 on http://www.gbclaw.com/uber-accidents-2/

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