The rideshare industry has exploded over the last five years in Pittsburgh and the rest of Pennsylvania. One of those companies operating along the East Coast is that of Lyft. Lyft operates just about everywhere in the Keystone State, making it easy for people needing rides to and from work, to school, to the store, to the doctor’s office and for a night out on the town to find reliable transportation. But, how safe are the cars you are getting into? How safe is the driver behind the wheel? Can you trust that the driver will put your safety above everything else? A Beaver Lyft accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman can answer your questions about the accident and explain your rights as a victim.
The rideshare service Lyft is more dangerous than one might think. That’s why you need to take all of the following into consideration prior to stepping foot into a Lyft for your next night out on the town. Lyft is dangerous due to the following issues:
As you can see, getting into a Lyft might not be one of the best decisions you can make. When you are too inebriated to drive it might seem like a good idea, but if you are involved in an accident the good idea goes right out the window.
The moments following a Lyft accident are crucial to the success of any future lawsuit you wish to file against the Lyft driver, Lyft, and any other vehicles involved. Make sure you stay at the scene of the crash. Many Lyft passengers don’t think it’s necessary for them to remain on scene since they were not driving any of the cars involved. You will want to stay in order to speak with the police, be evaluated by responding EMTs, and talk to witnesses.
Take pictures of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, your injuries, the debris on the road, the road conditions, the weather, the road signs and signals and anything else pertinent to the crash. Provide witnesses with your information and obtain theirs too in order to forward it to your attorney. Always accept medical transport to the hospital following a Lyft accident for more in-depth testing.
If you have been injured in a Lyft accident it’s important that you protect your rights and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Lyft drivers are not considered employees by the company. Instead, they are contractors, which means the company might remove itself from all liability in the crash. So, how would you proceed with a lawsuit? Contact a Beaver Lyft accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman to schedule a consultation today at 888-98-89467.