Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have grown to tremendous popularity in recent years not only in the United States but in other parts of the world as well. People find these services highly convenient, particularly for commuters who do not have the liberty of using their own means of transportation in a big city like Los Angeles.
With more than 41.8 million users (March 2018 figures), the United States is Uber’s biggest market, garnering a huge share of as much as 69% of the ride-hailing industry in the country. These users are serviced by more than 3.9 million drivers, 27% of which are females and another 35% who are 35 years of age and above.
But whether you are a driver or a passenger of these rideshare services, the fact remains that you are still susceptible to car accidents, particularly if your live or operate in the busy streets of Los Angeles. The accidents could be minor, but they could also be serious enough to cause injuries. People who are not at fault in such accidents but have incurred injuries may seek the help of an Uber accident lawyer to claim compensation.
Rideshare services truly revolutionized the way people travel, using an innovative and convenient way to get transportation. Such convenience however is not without risks, as the more rideshare vehicles add to the number of vehicles on the road, the higher the possibility of road accidents involving Uber and other rideshare vehicles to occur.