Ridesharing

The Growth of Uber & Lyft Correlates to Increased Car Accidents

The Growth of Uber & Lyft Correlates to Increased Car Accidents

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and that means constant changes all around us. Technology can often make our lives better, but sometimes new developments can lead to unforeseen consequences. With the popularity of Uber and Lyft, there have been more reported collisions nationwide.  What Do I Do If I Am Involved in an Uber Accident? You may wonder what you should do after being hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver or are involved in a crash while using one [...]

Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver in New Jersey

Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver in New Jersey

Were You Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver? Under New Jersey state law, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. It is against the law to drive while intoxicated entirely, so it is still possible to face a DUI charge even if your BAC is less than .08. These limits apply to anyone on the road, even rideshare drivers.  How Uber & Lyft Impact Society Uber passengers can download the [...]

New Jersey Ridesharing Passengers Often Suffer Worst

New Jersey Ridesharing Passengers Often Suffer Most

Companies like Uber and Lyft that offer ridesharing services have become increasingly popular, especially in large cities across New Jersey. Providing a transportation service that is quicker and less costly than taxi companies is a massive convenience that is too hard for many passengers to resist. Usually, rideshare drivers are required to pass a security, driving, and background check before getting the job. This should give rideshare passengers a sense of security — until a crash takes place.  Who Is [...]

How to Stay Safe When Using a New Jersey Uber

How to Stay Safe When Using a New Jersey Uber

Make Sure You Have the Right Driver Next time you get into your Uber, you should double-check to ensure that you have the right driver. There is a lot of information provided on the app about the type of vehicle coming to pick you up, including the make, model, and license plate number. The driver will not be offended if you do a quick check around the vehicle before getting in.  Buckle Up Before getting into a moving car, you should buckle [...]

What to Do After Being Injured in a New Jersey Uber Accident

What to Do After Being Injured in a New Jersey Uber Accident

Many residents in New Jersey will choose not to drive when going out for the night, commuting to and from work, or even just running routine errands. Reports show that the use of Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services is on the rise. While many feel perfectly safe when traveling in a rideshare vehicle, the reality is that there are many things that can potentially go wrong when using rideshare, and some studies have found that traffic fatalities are [...]

What Happens When an Off-Duty Rideshare Driver Causes a Crash?ries at NJ-23 & Ratzer Rd

What Happens When an Off-Duty Rideshare Driver Causes a Crash?

When Lyft or Uber drivers cause crashes while in the process of transporting a passenger, you likely know what to do next. You contact the insurance company provided by the rideshare company while the driver is on the clock. Then, that insurance provider will pay for the fees associated with the incident, such as damage to your vehicle, your medical bills, lost time at work, and other expenses related to the crash.  However, what if the Lyft or Uber driver [...]

Tips to Stay Safe When Riding Solo in New Jersey Ubers

Tips to Stay Safe When Riding Solo in New Jersey Ubers

Whenever you are using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, it is crucial to take a few necessary safety precautions. This is not just so you can be safe in the event of a New Jersey car accident. Uber accidents can happen to anyone. Even with a responsible rideshare driver in New Jersey, you are just as likely to be involved in a crash. However, some of the most terrible Uber and Lyft related accidents occur when a [...]

How to Stay Safe When Using New Jersey Rideshare Companies

How to Stay Safe When Using New Jersey Rideshare Companies

In theory, taking a ride in a rideshare vehicle sounds like a great idea. You just have to use your smartphone, wherever you may be, and hail a ride to where you need to go. However, many people have come to the conclusion that rideshares may not be as good as they seem. What began as a new idea for getting around town has now turned into a nightmare for many. The convenience of Uber and Lyft is amazing, [...]

What If My Uber Driver is Uninsured?

What If My Uber Driver is Uninsured?

A recent news story involved a passenger who was injured during a Lyft ride, and the victim claimed that the Lyft driver was uninsured at the time of the crash. The Lyft passenger is now looking to the rideshare company for answers after finding out after the crash that his driver lacked up-to-date insurance coverage.  The victim suffered a severe neck injury with multiple herniated discs and disc bulges in his neck and lower back. These injuries prevented the victim [...]

Uber & Lyft Crashes: Convenience Over Safety

Uber & Lyft Crashes: Convenience Over Safety

The demand for ridesharing service is growing quickly. However, many people are becoming more aware of the risks of hiring these “non-taxi” drivers to get us around town.  Uber has been around for more than ten years. During that time, it has effectively has revolutionized the lives of many people across the globe. Hailing a ride is cheaper than ever before, with greater level accessibility which has increased convenience tremendously. Many people have given up owning vehicles entirely due to [...]