Lyft and other rideshare services changed the way people travel. In a world where people once had fewer options—such as using public transportation or simply driving themselves wherever they needed to go—now people had the option to download an app, make a few taps and swipes and order up their own personal driver. Whether you use it to get to and from work each day or simply use it once in a while to ensure a designated driver when you go out for a night on the town, Lyft is a convenient service that many people appreciate. However, although Lyft may give their contractors a background screening to check their driving record, these drivers can be—and are—still involved in accidents all the time. If you were hurt in a Lyft crash or an accident involving any other rideshare service and want to discuss your legal rights with a Lyft accident lawyer in King of Prussia, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to get informed about your legal options.
Get the facts on Lyft accidents
Preliminary studies conducted by researchers from University of Chicago and Rice University showed that the rise of rideshare services was correlated with a rise in something else: traffic accident fatalities. Their data showed that rideshare services becoming popularized correlated with an uptick of as much as 3 percent in vehicle accident deaths, and they hypothesized that this could be due to more and more vehicles being actively on the road due to many people opting to become Lyft drivers—and others opting to use their services.
Crashes are not the only risk passengers face
Car accidents are not the only risk passengers face when they hail a Lyft. Hundreds of allegations of violent crimes (including physical and sexual assault and even homicide) have been made against rideshare drivers since the inception of Lyft and other, similar, services. There have also been cases where opportunistic predators pretended to be the Lyft a customer ordered in order to assault or rob them. People using Lyft face a variety of hazards, and our attorneys are adamant that convenience should never have to come at such a terrible cost.
King of Prussia Lyft accident attorneys
If you need a Lyft accident lawyer in King of Prussia, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims get informed about their rights under the law and assisting them with the recovery of financial compensation for their injuries. This compensation is paid out in the form of damages. Damages are assessed by the courts and given a dollar amount, which can then be paid to victims by the liable party. The assessment takes various factors into consideration, such as pain and suffering endured as a result of accident-related injuries, the extent and severity of those injuries, medical treatment costs, and any lost wages resulting from being too injured to go to work while recovering from injuries. Our goal as personal injury attorneys is to fight for you to get the maximum award possible. Contact us today for your free consultation.