Uber and Lyft are continuously growing in popularity, but they have also been associated in the growing risk of dangers on the road. Far too often, these vehicles are involved in serious accidents and the impending legal matters can be complicated to understand.
Knowing the most common types of accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles is important to keeping yourself and your passengers safe. Here are some of the more frequent types of accidents that can happen involving these vehicles.
These occur often because there are situations in which Uber and Lyft drivers make illegal U-turns in an effort to get to a passenger. Some drivers will turn randomly at sections of the road where these movements are unexpected. Oncoming vehicles can collide with the rideshare vehicle unexpectedly.
There’s a common misconception that any rear-end collision that occurs is automatically the fault of the driver in the back. However, what happens if the driver in front stops unexpectedly, illegally, or in a manner that doesn’t give the driver in the back time to respond?
For rideshare vehicles, finding passengers in an unfamiliar area can be a challenge and stopping unexpectedly is something that happens far more often than it should. And it is typically the driver of the rideshare vehicle who is at fault in this type of situation.
Whether a vehicle is parked or driving next to a rideshare vehicle, the possibility of a side swipe accident is heightened due to the many distractions rideshare drivers have. Whether they’re looking at their phone to accept or deny a new passenger or they’re scanning the sidewalks to pick up their passenger, rideshare drivers can lose control of their vehicle when they’re not focused on the road.
Our Houston car accident attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm work with you to help you understand your rights if you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a rideshare driver. We’ll explain what options you have and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
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