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What Kind of Rideshare Accidents are Most Common?

You may have seen rideshare vehicles on the roads of Long Beach and Los Angeles, many in droves and some potentially dangerous. Unfortunately, many of these drivers act negligently and put others at serious risk of injury.

As more and more rideshare vehicles take over the streets of Long Beach, it’s crucial that you know the ways they cause accidents and why it’s important to hold drivers accountable to create change. Here are the common ways in which driver negligence can cause a crash.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at serious risk when ridesharing drivers are distracted by their phones being pinged by the next ride. They may also be distracted by looking for passengers on the sidewalk. This may prevent them from seeing individuals crossing the roads or getting out of their vehicles.

Sideswipe Accidents

Vehicles parked on the roads may be sideswiped by distracted drivers when they’re looking at their phone or scanning for their passengers. Similarly, if the driver is under the influence, they can swerve into other cars driving or parked on the road.

Rear-End Collisions

One of the potential problems involving rideshare vehicles is when they stop in the middle of the road to pick up their passengers. They can also make illegal U-turns. If the vehicle behind the rideshare driver doesn’t recognize that the driver is stopped or making an illegal U-turn, it can cause a rear-end collision.

Why It’s Important to Hire a Legal Team

We understand that negligence is present when rideshare vehicles take to the road. Drivers should not be allowed to get away with their actions when they cause harm and we fight to see to it they are held accountable.

Our Long Beachrideshare accident lawyers at McGee Lerer are dedicated to protecting individuals injured as a result of a rideshare driver’s negligence actions. We make it a point to put your best interests as our top priority, seeking the most favorable outcome you desire.

To speak with a lawyer in a free consultation about your potential case, call us today at (562) 270-0546.