What are some common causes of Uber or Lyft accidents?

Uber and Lyft accidents can occur due to many different reasons. The same factors that lead to regular auto accidents are often responsible for ride-share collisions, too.

Some drivers are not as cautious as they should be behind the wheel. Ride-share drivers are at an even higher risk of distracted driving than regular motorists due to the nature of their work. They have to use their cellphones while driving to accept customers.

Aggressive or reckless driving can also cause Uber or Lyft accidents. Because ride-share drivers earn more money the more they drive, they may try to squeeze in as many trips as possible into a certain timeframe. This may lead to speeding or disregarding stop signs in order to maximize earnings.

Besides distracted or reckless driving, other factors that can lead to ride-share collisions are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Poor weather
  • Unsafe roads
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance
  • Another driver’s negligence

Any of these causes can create a dangerous situation that leads to serious injuries for those involved. If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact Joyce and Reyes to learn how you can recover compensation.

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