Rideshare services have revolutionized private transportation. Gone are the days of standing on a street corner hoping to hail a taxicab. Instead, millions of people throughout the world book their rides from the comfort of their homes or from restaurants, airports, and sporting events and then walk out directly to a vehicle and driver waiting for them.
Unfortunately, this convenience has come with a cost: safety. Rideshare apps have loose requirements for hiring drivers, and that can put their customers at risk. To make matters worse, rideshare drivers are often distracted by their phones. They need their phones to work and to get to their destinations on time, but that also means they aren’t paying close attention to the road.
In addition to being distracted, rideshare drivers are also pressed for time. They are under significant pressure to get their customers to their destinations as quickly as possible. In order to accomplish that, some drivers speed, run red lights, follow too closely, change lanes without signaling, and more. They may willingly put themselves, their passengers, and other motorists in danger to shave a few minutes or even seconds off their drop-off times.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we know that it’s hard to beat rideshare services for their convenience and ease of use, but we also know how dangerous they can be for many customers. If you or someone you love was hurt in a rideshare accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our rideshare accident attorneys for a free consultation.