When it comes to rideshare vehicles, there are a number of potential issues that can occur, creating the potential for serious accidents. Unfortunately, it’s often due to the inattentiveness of the driver, but with so many of these vehicles on the road in the city, problems are bound to occur.
Knowing some of the problems that you can encounter when it comes to accidents of this nature can help you should you be involved in this type of accident. Here are some of the things you should know about this type of accident and what can cause them.
Rideshare drivers are constantly being distracted due to multiple factors. Of course, their phone can be the biggest distraction as drivers are constantly receiving new notifications of potential passengers and they have to manually accept or decline the next fare.
Also, as drivers go through the motions of locating as passenger, they are scanning the sidewalks. In an area where they are unfamiliar, this can cause the driver to go slower than normal and create a potential accident.
One of the most dangerous aspects of an Uber or Lyft accident is the issue involving drivers not following the rules of the road. They often make illegal U-turns and stop where they’re not supposed to in order to get a passenger.
This is often a matter of rushing to get one passenger picked up so they can take him or her to the intended destination and get to the next passenger. It’s imperative for drivers to turn where they are allowed to, stop only when pulling over, and plan their routes accordingly.
At The Daspit Law Firm, we know the potential causes of rideshare accidents and who can be considered accountable when it comes to the legal matters. If you’ve been injured in any of these types of vehicles, know that our Houston car accident lawyers are on your side.
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