“We’re ready to go, but who’s going to be the designated driver?”
Safety is important, and ensuring you have a designated driver for the night out is a responsible thing to do. So, who is your designated driver?
More and more, people are turning to ridesharing services to get them around. Whether they need a DD or just a ride to the store and back, services like Lyft offer help. But what happens if your Lyft driver gets into an accident?
If this has happened to you, you may need a Lyft accident lawyer. The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Group are ready to help with your case.
Safety Should Come First
Before, you may have hailed a taxi or taken a public transportation bus if you didn’t feel like driving yourself around town. Over the last decade, ridesharing services like Lyft have offered us a new way to get around. With the convenience of simply opening an app on your phone and pressing a button, you can have a driver at your door quickly.
But have you stopped to think about who your driver is? Or about their vehicle?
Becoming a Lyft driver in Pennsylvania is fairly simple. Drivers have to have a license, a fairly clean driving record, a vehicle that is 2004 or newer model, and a photo of themselves for the app.
That makes for a bunch of potential Lyft drivers, most of whom have never had any training for professionally driving with passengers.
We recognize that most Lyft rides are safe, getting you to and from your destination in one piece. We also know that there have been numerous instances of Lyft drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and other cases when they have been driving while distracted by their phones. If this happens when you are a passenger, you could end up in serious harm. Not only could this jeopardize Lyft passengers, but also other drivers and pedestrians around the Lyft vehicle.
There are more than 350,000 Lyft drivers across the country and that number is growing higher every day. You are sure to start seeing many more vehicles with Lyft stickers in the windows as more people take advantage of the convenience of a ride.
What To Do If You Get Hurt On Lyft Ride
When you use a Lyft ridesharing service, or any time you go out on the road, the last thing you want to think about is getting in an accident. You expect your Lyft driver to be professional and safe, but sometimes accidents happen that are out of your control. Even though each driver is an independent contractor with the company, Lyft insures each passenger ride with $1 million worth of liability coverage. This could give you coverage if you are injured by a Lyft vehicle.
At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to walk you through your options. If you need a Lyft accident attorney in Norristown, we are here to answer your questions.
You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.