As ride-sharing (ie: Uber, Lyft, etc.) becomes more popular all over the world, it’s important to be proactive about rider safety. Here are a few safety precautions to follow:
- Review the driver profile before you step into their car. Find out their name, how well they’re rated, comments from previous riders, and how long they’ve been driving.
- Request your car from inside/indoors if possible and wait there until it arrives. Be sure to match the car make and model, license plate, and ask the driver who he/she is picking up first, then for the location you’ll be traveling to.
- Send your route and estimated time of arrival to a loved one so they are able to track progress and see any unexpected delays or stops.
- When you enter the vehicle, check to make sure child locks aren’t activated. Open and close the door before beginning your ride.
- Take note of speed limits, routes taken and safe driving practices throughout your trip. After you’ve arrived at your destination leave a review that highlights how safe and comfortable the ride was, or flag unsafe practices for future riders to see.
If there is a ride-share accident, call 911 (don’t rely on the ride-share driver to call the authorities) and immediately write down or capture photos of as many details as you can. Save a screenshot of the driver and ride information on your phone to show proof that the ride was active during the time of the crash! Notify an injury attorney immediately after receiving medical help. Do not let the ride-share driver leave you at the location of the crash. Our attorneys will evaluate the details of your accident and determine if you have a case! Our goal is to fight for your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve to cover damages from the accident.