When the Uber app was first introduced in 2009, few could have expected rideshare services to become as commonplace as they have, with an estimated 36% of all U.S. citizens having used some form of rideshare by 2018. Though rideshare services have ushered in a new wave of convenience for many, the path for such services to prominence has been a complicated one, with many individuals encountering the need for a Lyft or Uber accident lawyer.
Though demand has been somewhat muted by the effects of COVID-19, Q1 of 2020 saw roughly 1,658 million Uber rides alone. Following a surge in new rideshare services, city streets in particular have become more congested, inevitably leading to accidents that call specifically for an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer. In 2018, a study from the University of Chicago and Rice University found that rideshare services had increased traffic deaths in the U.S. by 2-3% since 2011. In part, increased traffic congestion from rideshare drivers has been attributed to a practice known as “deadheading,” where drivers spend 40-60% of their driving time looking for passengers.
With the passing of the controversial Proposition 22 in California, it’s clear that rideshare services are here to stay (particularly in large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles). Prop 22, which passed with over 58% of the vote, solidifies rideshare drivers’ status in the state as independent contractors instead of employees, and is seen as a boon for such companies’ bottom line. As travel continues to normalize in following years, rideshare services are likely to only increase in prominence, and that unfortunately also means an increase in related accidents, and the subsequent need for a Lyft or Uber car accident lawyer.
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