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Staying Safe
When Using Ridesharing Apps

Staying Safe
When Using Ridesharing Apps

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: Hollywood, Uber accident attorney

First off, let’s be clear that the majority of drivers working through ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are perfectly trustworthy people, just trying to make a living. However, as with any other service, there will be some less scrupulous providers, so it’s important to be sensible when literally jumping into a stranger’s car and putting your safety in their hands. The tracking and information providing by the Uber app can go a long way towards keeping the arrangement safe for everyone, but there are a few steps you can take if you’re not convinced about your driver. If your gut says something isn’t right, trust your instincts and check it out.

Check Car and Driver Details against the App

When you book a ride through Uber, the app lets you track the driver’s progress, and notifies you when the car is near. It also shares the driver’s photo, name and car license plate – details that can come in handy if you’re faced with a shady character. There have been stories of random cars stopping and claiming to be Uber or Lyft rides, and the intentions of these drivers doesn’t bear thinking about. Remember to check your driver and car details against the app before getting in.

Share Your Trip Details with a Friend

Just like when you go to meet a date, or to an unfamiliar venue, it’s wise to let someone know where you’ll be. Share details of your Uber or Lyft driver, car, and the route shown on your app. If you don’t feel comfortable with the driver, you’re completely within your rights to refuse to get into the car, or to demand that they stop and let you out. It may feel a little awkward, but being safe is top priority.

Be Cautious

Don’t assume that a top rating means that a driver is perfectly safe. While choosing an Uber based on rating is a decent strategy, it’s not foolproof, and shouldn’t replace your common sense. That said, if you have a bad experience with a driver, you should use the feedback function to let others know what happened. Contact Uber or Lyft directly if you feel it’s warranted.

Have You Been Involved in an Uber Accident?

Due to the terms and conditions implemented by Uber, it can be difficult to assign responsibility in the case of an accident. That doesn’t mean that you must accept that you took a chance and, as such, can’t blame anyone for the Uber accident. You just need to make sure you have an experienced, committed Hollywood Uber accident attorney fighting you corner.

However your Uber accident occurred, or how severe your injuries or damages are, an Uber accident attorney from Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA, has the knowledge and experience necessary to get a positive outcome from your Hollywood lawsuit.

To discuss the specifics of your case, and how an Uber accident attorney can recover the damages you deserve, call us today on 305-931-6666.