Uber, the on-demand car service and Lyft, the peer-to-peer ridesharing company, are examples of relatively new and experimental operations providing alternatives to traditional public transportation. Serving as alternatives to buses, taxis and hired limousines, these ridesharing services cater appeal largely to customers requesting very customized, on-demand rides at prices lower than traditional taxis.
Customers of Uber and Lyft very often request rides through smartphone apps. Innovative features such as a rider's ability to track a car's movements approaching the point of pickup have made both highly popular. Lower prices than traditional taxis and business models similar to private peer-to-peer apartment rentals have also contributed to their popularity.
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Both ridesharing services became established in San Francisco and then spread to other cities throughout the United States. They have both been targeted for scrutiny by the taxi industry as well as by government regulators. Questions often arise about who is responsible in case of an accident: the individual, private drivers or the companies or both. The city of Columbus has issued regulations covering operations of ridesharing enterprises, but there have not been many legal cases yet involving accidents and injuries in the city.
If you were injured in an accident involving a car hired by a client of Uber, Lyft or any ridesharing company, you should have a very experienced personal injury attorney on your side. At Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, you can count on our in-depth knowledge to guide your case toward the most favorable outcome attainable.
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