More than 12,000 Uber drivers (the company is looking to add 15,000 more) and about 30,000 Lyft drivers are flooding the streets of Los Angeles every day.
The popularity of Uber and Lyft is rising by the day, with more people choosing the app-based ride-hailing giants as an alternative to traditional taxi services in LA.
In fact, both Uber and Lyft account for an average of 2 million daily rides in the United States alone. The competition between the two is tough, with Lyft still trying to catch up to Uber, the most valuable private company in the world.
But Los Angeles residents couldn’t care less about the Uber vs Lyft competition. All that matters to them is their safety on the road.
There’s a growing customer dissatisfaction with Uber and Lyft, and reports of drivers of the ride-hailing giants harming their passengers continue to mount.
In fact, there’s a website dedicated to keeping track of reported incidents involving Uber and Lyft. It really makes you wonder, “Who is really driving me? And why do Uber and Lyft have such a low-standard driver hiring process?”
Don’t fall into Uber and Lyft’s trap
While both Uber and Lyft offer you to report an accident or claim on their websites or via phone, a lot of passengers fall into that trap after a Uber and Lyft accident.
Why “trap”? Both Uber and Lyft – as pretty much any company whose vehicle or staffer has been involved in a car accident – want to minimize compensation and avoid liability.
Before you make a claim to these companies, it’s essential to consult an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney, who has experience navigating passengers through the entire process and handling the accident to maximize compensation in Los Angeles.
What to do in Uber and Lyft car accident or if their driver assaults you?
Whether your Uber or Lyft car gets crashed at, crashes into another vehicle or building, or runs over a pedestrian, you should make sure everyone is safe (if not, call police and ambulance) and then contact our Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg office at 310-997-0904.
Uber and Lyft car accidents have become a widespread phenomenon due to the app-based service of the ride-hailing giants.
Car accidents mostly occur due to distractions from (1) cell phones, which must be used by a driver to find, accept and track rides and (2) GPS devices, which must be used to deliver the passenger to any location in Los Angeles.
Not to mention the tremendous pressure Uber and Lyft put on their drivers to follow their app’s standards and charge their roughly 20% fee.
But what if you get assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver?
- Make sure you get out of the car and as far as possible from the driver;
- Call the police and – if necessary – an ambulance;
- As you wait for their arrival (that could take from 5 minutes), get in touch with our Uber and Lyft accident attorney who will guide you through the process in your best interests;
- If possible, memorize all the details about the driver and his car (this is not vital to winning an Uber or Lyft accident claim, as ride-hailing companies usually store information about all of their rides);
- Make sure you get a copy of the police report and a report from paramedics.
Who should you call first after an Uber or Lyft accident?
Our Uber or Lyft accident attorney at Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg will immediately take up your case to obtain a fair and just compensation for your pain, suffering and damages.
Many people ask, “Who should I call first if I get into an Uber or Lyft accident? An insurance company or Uber/Lyft?”
The answer is: neither. Contact our Uber accident lawyer at 310-997-0904 or via this contact form to maximize your chances of winning a lawsuit and make a claim in your best interests to obtain the maximum compensation.