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    What are the Risks of Using Rideshare Apps?

    Man uses his phone to call a rideshare vehicle

    Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular in recent years. They offer a convenient, affordable way to get around town. However, there are some risks associated with using these apps. One of the biggest dangers is the risk of being in a collision.

    The Risks of Using Rideshare Apps

    Driver Inexperience

    Rideshare drivers are often inexperienced and may not know the best ways to get around town. This can lead to them taking routes that are more dangerous or prone to accidents. Additionally, they may not be familiar with the area and might not know how to avoid traffic congestion or other hazards.

    Assaults

    Another risk is being assaulted by the driver. Unfortunately, there have been several reports of riders being sexually assaulted by their drivers. This is a very real concern, especially for women who use these services as well as others who may generally be in more vulnerable positions.

    Financial Risks

    Finally, there is the financial risk associated with using rideshare apps. Since fares are typically charged on a per-mile basis, riders can end up paying much more than they anticipated if their driver takes a longer route. Additionally, surge pricing can kick in during times of high demand, resulting in riders paying significantly more than they would have if they had used a traditional taxi service.

    Despite these risks, rideshare apps can be a convenient and affordable way to get around town. Just be sure to exercise caution and be aware of the dangers before using them.

    We’re Here to Help

    If you’ve been injured in a rideshare crash, we can help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about the legal options available to you.

    We offer free consultations, and we know how to assist you. Contact our office right away to discuss the details of your case by calling (678) 270-2377 or filling out the online contact form.

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