There is no doubt that ride sharing apps have improved the safety of those on the road. Instead of getting behind the wheel after having a few drinks out with your friends, you are now able to pull out your smartphone, and with a few taps, call a ride to your location at the fraction of the cost of a taxi. However, as with most things, there are a few drawbacks. One of those things is entrusting your safety to a stranger who might not have the experience and/or training in driving, trusting that the driver is alert and sober and that they know with absolute certainty the laws of driving and technology. There have been instances in which this trust has been violated and collisions have happened. If you or a loved one has been injured during a ride sharing drive, please give our personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of www.needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com a call so that we can help you explore your legal options.
Although Uber and Lyft have undoubtedly revolutionized the way that people travel, there are always risks when getting into an unfamiliar vehicle with an equally unfamiliar driver. As is the nature of these apps and rides, information is constantly being relayed and conveyed through cell phones. This could lead to dangerous distracted driving. It is also a fact that these apps do not regulate the number of hours that drivers can spend on the road, which could potentially lead to fatigued drivers. These factors have led to many collisions in which innocent people who were riding in either an Uber or Lyft have been injured or killed. If your or someone you love has been injured in one of these accidents, please give the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of
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One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to ride sharing collisions is, “Who is at fault?” This is a complex legal question that involves your driver, their personal insurance, and the ride sharing app itself and their insurance. Uber requires that all drivers have commercial driving insurance, however, this might not be enough to cover all the damages, pain, and suffering you have suffered in your collision. The attorneys at the Law Firm of
needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com are here to help you through this emotionally trying time and to answer your legal questions.
Some of the reasons that these ride sharing commutes are so frequent are due to the ride sharing app itself. There is a constant stream of information between the driver and the app via the smartphone that is usually in the hands of the driver themselves. This leads to a distracted driver and it only takes a second of the driver’s eyes leaving the road to cause a catastrophic accident. If you need legal representation for yourself or a loved one, the attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com have the unique experience in these relatively new cases to help you get the settlement you deserve.
Some of the damages our personal injuries attorneys will seek are:
- Personal property damages
- Medical bills incurred due to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Funeral or burial expenses, in the event that a loved one was killed during the collision
Our offices are located in the heart of Minneapolis but we are proud to serve the entire state of Minnesota. If you or a loved one was injured during a ridesharing drive, please give the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com so that we can help you explore all your legal options. Our capable and friendly legal team is here to help you navigate these legal matters and make sure you get a fair and full settlement.