Rideshare applications like Uber and Lyft are now a common way of transportation. While most rideshare rides go smoothly, there are circumstances where the driver can be putting passengers at risk. Texting while driving is dangerous, but that doesn’t always seem to stop people from doing it.
If you are ever in a situation where your rideshare driver is texting and driving, we have steps you can take to keep yourself safe.
Ask them to stop texting. If someone is texting while driving, this will most likely end in an accident. If you are riding in their vehicle, ask them to wait until you reach your destination for them to use their cell phone.
Request to be let out. You can always end your ride before getting to your intended destination. Ask to be let out at the next safe place. You are not under an obligation to finish the ride if you are in an unsafe situation.
Report the driver on the app. If you are using an app like Uber and Lyft, you should always report dangerous drivers. Reporting a driver that put you or anyone else in an unsafe situation is important for future users of the app to also keep them safe with future rides.
Contact a lawyer. If you have been in an accident when you were a passenger in a collision due to distracted driving, you may be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is essential that the distracted driver is held accountable for his or her actions. The experienced attorneys at Hupy and Abraham can help. Contact us at 800-800-5678, or you can start a live chat 24/7 at hupy.com.