While lots of drivers cause tragic pedestrian accidents each year, Rideshare drivers can be more prone to causing pedestrian accidents because they face a great deal of financial pressure to pick up passengers on a schedule and to get them to places within certain time limits. They often rush while driving to ensure that they get a specific ride, sometimes while also distracted by the app itself. They must also give their attention to the app on their smartphone while they are trolling for new rides, which can be a serious distraction.
Drivers are also called into dense pedestrian areas fairly frequently, picking up intoxicated passengers after bars close or on the way home from a club, for example. They drive directly into areas full of pedestrians and may not always take the proper precautions.
Drivers are also distracted by their own passengers. Rideshare drivers spend time interacting with the people in their cars, and it can take away from the focus they have on the roads. When our law firm handles pedestrian accident cases, we look for the signs of distracted driving and hold drivers accountable for the harm they caused.
To talk with one of our attorneys about your accident, contact us online or call (714) 850-4590 for a free and confidential consultation. Lawyers at our Orange County law firm handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on contingency, so there is no fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.