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While using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can be convenient, that convenience can come at a cost. These rideshare companies don’t have the same level of regulation and oversight that entities like a taxicab do. Unfortunately, that means you have little idea who’s driving you or how thoroughly they’ve been vetted. The complicated and ever-changing laws surrounding rideshare companies also means that it’s difficult to sort out fault if you’re involved in a crash.

Car accidents can have life-altering consequences. That’s why knowing who is liable for the accident is so important. You need to know who can be held responsible to get compensation for any injuries to your physical health, mental health, and financial well-being. At Thistle Law, we’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases. We’ll give you a quick breakdown of the risks involved in rideshares and the steps you should take to protect your legal interests if you’re involved in a Lyft or Uber accident.

Accident victims often do not know where to turn or begin when it comes to settling a legal suit. Luckily, Thistle Law maintains a team that is well-versed in the ins and outs of motor vehicle law and truck accident cases. If you’re seeking top-end expertise and care in your case, contact Thistle Law now 215-525-6824! Thistle Law has a unique history, and has won numerous liability cases.

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Accident and Collision Causes

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Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents

Like other car crashes, accidents involving Uber and Lyft can occur for a wide range of reasons. However, there are some common causes of car crashes that are especially common to accidents involving rideshare companies.

One common cause of Uber and Lyft accidents is fatigue. Many of the drivers that drive for Uber or Lyft depend on the hours they work to make ends meet. They drive for rideshare companies full-time or part-time in addition to another job. If they’re depending on rideshare apps for all of their wages, then they will often drive for long periods of time. If they’re driving part-time, then they may be tired from working a full-time job earlier in the day. In both cases, the driver is more prone to making driving errors due to fatigue.

Injuries From Lyft and Uber

Injuries from car crashes involving rideshare companies only increase every year as more people use ridesharing applications and the number of rideshare drivers on the road increase in places without regulation. Like any other car crash, the injuries to those involved can be catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries from car crashes include concussions, lower body injuries, and chest trauma.

The injuries from rideshare accidents can be slightly greater because of the increased number of riders in the carpool functions of the apps and the lesser use of seatbelts.


Another common cause of rideshare accidents is negligence. Rideshare drivers can drive recklessly, either due to a lack of car or a perceived lack of time. Because they spend long hours on the road, rideshare drivers can become lax when it comes to obeying all of the traffic laws. In other cases, they may be driving recklessly in order to reach a customer or their destination as soon as possible to increase the number of customers they get and the amount of money they get.

CALL OUR Philadelphia Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Personal injury laws exist to get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track after a car accident. However, the liability and insurance claims involving the different entities in an Uber or Lyft accident mean getting the payout you deserve can be complicated. That’s why you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to review your case.

If you or a loved one need relief after a car crash, the experts at Thistle Law have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex liability rules that can limit payouts. We handle all of our clients with compassion and fight with tenacity to get them the compensation they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.


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