Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become very popular during recent years. Rideshares are a convenient means of transportation that doesn’t involve standing around trying to hail a taxi or carrying cash with which to pay the taxi fee. Passengers can summon a car with a driver from their smartphone, and they can pay with a credit card that’s linked to the rideshare company. Using a rideshare service is also often less expensive than using a taxi. However, even with rideshares, accidents do happen. If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, calling an expert law firm like Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the smart thing to do.
Ultimately, “Uber and its competitors have dramatically changed the personal transportation industry in recent years, which has resulted in both benefits and drawbacks for customers and drivers.” In 2016, the state of Pennsylvania introduced new regulations for rideshare companies and networks to ensure the safety and legality of rideshares and to protect passengers and drivers in the event of an accident. There are minimum requirements for rideshare drivers or the transportation network companies they work for. They must carry a policy that covers at least $100,000 death and injury per incident and $50,000 for death and injury per person. Drivers must also have background checks, and standards for inspection must be met. If a passenger is hurt in a rideshare accident, sources of compensation are available. The experienced legal professionals at the law firm of Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. of Philadelphia can help you win the compensation you need.
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a rideshare accident attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today. After an injury, always see a doctor and get documentation of your visit. Then, call a member of the skilled legal team at Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C., and we will evaluate your case and help you deal with the insurance companies during this challenging time. Call us at 215-561-2800 and let us give you the professional advocacy you need.