Ridesharing service such as Uber and Lyft may seem like safe ways to travel in Maryland. However, they are still driven by humans who can act recklessly and cause catastrophic car accidents. According to one study, collisions caused by ridesharing have not gown down the way these services would like to claim.
Ridesharing is not as safe as it seems
While the number of drunk driving accidents have gown down since ridesharing began in 2010, the overall number of accidents involving ridesharing has not seen a decline. Specifically, accidents at pick-up and drop-off sites saw an uptick in collisions involving other motorists and pedestrians, leading victims to suffer injuries.
Distracted driving may be one factor behind this uptick in crashes. Inexperience in city driving may also be a contributing factor to the increase in collisions.
What can I do if I’m seriously injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft?
If you are injured in a ridesharing accident, you are not alone. Uber and Lyft drivers can act recklessly or negligently, just like other drivers.
If you are injured in a ridesharing accident in the Silver Springs area, you may want to file a personal injury claim against the responsible driver. These drivers deserve to be held accountable for the damages they cause to innocent passengers. If you can show that the driver breached their duty of care, and this breach actually and proximately caused the car crash that led to your injuries, a lawsuit may be a good way to secure the compensation you need to recover from the accident.