In the last several years, rideshare services have become increasingly busy due to the use of online platforms and discount rides. Unfortunately, these services are not held to the same standards of traditional taxi services, and untrained drivers can cause serious accidents. If you or a loved one was in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation at our office today.
Rideshare services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have seen exponential growth due to the ease of use and handy mobile apps. Recently, however, these services have faced liability on several fronts. One common thread centers on the training and negligence of the drivers themselves. It is not uncommon for poorly trained drivers to become turned around, go the wrong way on a one-way street or attempt to take an unsafe shortcut to end the ride quickly. When this happens, the chance of causing an accident skyrockets.
Unsafe Drivers · Dangerous Rides
Traditional taxi services require vehicle maintenance and driver safety standards. Rideshare services typically do not have these same requirements. It is also likely, unfortunately, that the driver’s own insurance company might not cover what would be considered a commercial accident. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we will carefully examine your accident to develop a strategy specifically tailored to your circumstances. We will investigate the driver, the rideshare company and any other documentation to gain clear insight about your accident and the resulting injuries. Trust our Seattle attorneys to aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible in your unique situation.
Were You Injured While In A Rideshare Vehicle?
We can help. Call or email Dean Standish Perkins & Associates to schedule a free consultation with a carpooling accidents lawyer. From offices in Seattle, we can help clients in communities throughout Washington. Contact us today.