With Uber being created in 2009 and Lyft following in 2015, the rideshare community has truly crushed the taxi service. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, a rideshare service is considered any person or entity that uses a digital network or Internet network to connect passengers to rideshare drivers for the purpose of prearranged transportation for hire or for donation. These services provide a huge convenience to their customers and a big plus is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to use a rideshare app. Many people, especially the millennial generation, love the idea of rideshare because it provides them with an easier way to go out with their friends, enjoy a drink, and get home safely. Others really enjoy the idea that they can take a rideshare service to work and use the ride time to catch up on emails or place phone calls since someone else is driving. Both of these are examples of how these services are essentially making our roads safer, but that is not to say that accidents still won’t happen.
When you are involved in an accident with a rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft, it’s important to understand who is responsible and what you should do. Attorneys can be very helpful in this instance because understanding the rideshare accident process often involves the expertise of an experienced lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rideshare accident as a passenger or pedestrian, contact Brooks Injury Law here.