Lyft launched in 2012 and originated from a different ridesharing service that focused solely on college campuses and traveled to different cities. The original rideshare service called Zimride was inspired by a taxi service offered in Zimbabwe that one of the founders used while vacationing. When he returned to the United States he wanted to create a similar service, which eventually turned into Lyft. Lyft was designed to focus on shorter trips within the same city, very similar to Uber. Short after the launch in 2012 in San Francisco, you could spot Lyft cars with their signature pink car mustaches. You can now identify Lyft cars with their pink glow dash lamp. As of 2017, the Lyft service is now offered in 300 U.S. cities, but has not yet made it international. Like Uber, Lyft offers a carpool option as well.
Like any rideshare service, there comes a risk of car accidents. When you are involved in an accident with a rideshare service, such as Lyft, the process is a little different than your typical car accident case. It’s crucial to get an attorney to help you with your accident case. For questions regarding a rideshare accident, contact Brooks Injury Law.