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Ridesharing

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing services seem extremely convenient to most, but they also pose significant risks. Riding with drivers who’ve possibly worked more than 12 consecutive hours, without professional training, can increase your likelihood of being involved in a rideshare collision. If you were a passenger in a crash while riding with an Uber of Lyft driver, what should you do next? A rideshare crash isn’t the only thing to worry about. The news seems to feature report after report of rideshare drivers [...]

Were You Injured By A Drunk Uber Driver?

Were You Injured By A Drunk Uber Driver?

Under New Jersey state law, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher. In fact, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol at all, so it’s possible to face DUI charges even with a BAC of less than .08. Obviously, these limits apply to everyone traveling the state’s roadways — including those who are driving others for money. Understanding Uber, Lyft, & Their Impact on Society Uber and Lyft are two of [...]

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

If you find yourself injured in a collision caused by a driver operating for Uber or Lyft and you wish to pursue a claim, you will sue the driver directly. The lawsuit would include a claim staring that the rideshare company was negligent in hiring, training, and supervising the driver.  Does It Matter If a Rideshare Vehicle Is in a Crash? In the Garden State, if the driver responsible for an accident was transporting a rideshare passenger at the time of [...]

What’s The True Value Of A Rideshare Accident Claim?

What’s The True Value Of A Rideshare Accident Claim?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are everywhere. In many ways, they are taking over the world of transportation in a new and revolutionary way. Like never before, everyday passengers are able to afford taxi cab fare and catch rides whenever and wherever they like. Many have argued that his new form of transportation provides many positives, such as a reduced number of drunk drivers hitting the road after a night out. However, these services have resulted in some [...]

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

What To Do Following A Rideshare Accident

Whenever you’re a passenger who gets caught up in a car crash, it can be a tricky situation, especially if you are paying for a transportation service. If you are involved in a car crash involving an Uber, Lyft, or some other ride-sharing company, it is crucial that you understand your rights and legal options. The auto accident attorneys in New Jersey at Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC are dedicated to helping injured parties pursue maximum compensation for injuries sustained [...]

Passenger Injuries While Riding In An Uber/Lyft

Passenger Injuries While Riding In An Uber/Lyft

The growing popularity of ridesharing services has resulted in new financial and professional opportunities for many across the country. It has also had other unintended consequences not previously associated with the transportation industry. Before the creation of the “sharing economy,” if someone needed a ride, they would just call a taxi or hire another paid transportation service. Sometimes, family members would just give you a hand. Nowadays, companies like Uber and Lyft have blurred these lines considerably.  If you are [...]

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Is Ridesharing Peak Convenience Or An Accident Waiting to Happen?

There are many different definitions of ridesharing. However, most hold that the definition means “the sharing of rides or transportation or relating to a car service with which a person uses a smartphone app to arrange a ride in a usually privately owned vehicle.” Another definition might state that ridesharing is “any means of transportation in which multiple people use the same vehicle to arrive at similar destinations.” Regardless, it is a popular method for getting from A to [...]

Uber & Lyft Crashes in New Jersey

10 Steps To Take Following An Uber/Lyft Collision

Experts in the car insurance industry estimate that the average American citizen will be involved in three to four car accidents during their lifetime. This statistic is actually a bit skewed by the growing popularity of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. In a new study, entitled “The Cost of Convenience: Ridesharing and Traffic Fatalities,” claims that “the arrival of ridesharing is associated with an increase of approximately 3 percent in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and [...]

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Do Uber & Lyft Drive Lead To An Increase In Highway Fatalities?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft often claim that they reduce roadway fatalities. People now enlist the service of these rideshare companies after drinking or after a night out on the town. Before the ability to call a car with the touch of a phone screen, you would have to suffer long waits for a taxi cab. To forego this delay, many people would take the risk of driving drunk.  However, a recent study has shown that the safety claims [...]

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The Risks Associated with Uber Services and Protecting Yourself

In our modern times, it seems like there is an app for everything – and utilizing transportation is not an exception, as we have found with the emergence of rideshare services. Many people believe that having rideshare services was one of the best things to happen to transportation, especially in cities where everything is bustling and many people need rides to and from many places. However, when individuals are thinking about how they are going to get home safely [...]