Do Uber and Lyft Increase or Decrease the Number of California Car Accidents

There is no question about it: Car accidents are going to happen as long as there are going to be cars on the roads. In California we have some unique issues when it comes to keeping our roads safe. You have many winding roads, you have high traffic areas, and you have millions of visitors each year who are not familiar with our roads and, in some cases, our laws.

Some have point to resources like Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing company as the solution to many of these issues – but do they really help? Find out if Uber and Lyft are increasing or decrease the number and severity of car accidents. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you need a free legal consultation.

Some Evidence Indicates That Ride-Share Vehicles May Increase the Number of Accidents on the Road

There is evidence that in cities where ride share vehicles were introduced back in 2010, the number of car accidents increased. This was after more than 50 years of decreases in car accidents. While there are likely many factors that have increased car accidents, experts point to rideshare vehicles as one possible reason.

They point out that rideshare drivers are often distracted. They have strangers in their car, they are looking at their GPS, and they are accepting or declining other rides with Lyft or Uber. They are often using their phones and they often simply do not follow traffic laws. When you consider that Lyft and Uber drivers are not required to go through any training, it makes sense that these accidents would happen.

You Can Be Injured in Many Ways in a Rideshare Vehicle

As is true of any car accident, there are many different ways you can be injured. However, unlike in cars where most people wear their seatbelts, this is not the norm in an Uber or Lyft. As a result, even a minor fender bender could lead to serious injuries. This is why we recommend wearing your seatbelt every time you are riding in a vehicle, whether it is a trip across the country or just down the street, whether it is your vehicle or someone else’s

You Need an Uber Accident Attorney to Help You Recover Damages

If you are injured in an Uber accident then you need an experienced Uber accident attorney. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have worked on many of these cases and we know the unique challenges that come with them. If you were in an Uber or Lyft and an accident occurred, do not accept a settlement without first talking to an attorney. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.