Recalled Uber and Lyft Vehicles Pose Serious Safety Hazards
In a new statement to the press, I Accident Lawyer comments on the number of recalled vehicles still in use by Uber and Lyft.
LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2019 (Newswire.com) - According to Consumer Reports, there are many recalled vehicles still being used by Uber and Lyft; in fact, reporting from the New York and Seattle markets shows that as many as one in six active rideshare vehicles have open recalls. In a new statement to the press, I Accident Lawyer, a leading rideshare accident law firm, comments on this disturbing revelation.
“Most of us get into rideshare vehicles without thinking too much about the possibility that we could be injured in an accident,” notes the firm’s lead rideshare accident lawyer. “However, any time you’re in a moving vehicle, there is at least some risk of injury … and that risk is only heightened when the vehicle itself has been proven to be defective.”
The official policies of Uber and Lyft are that vehicles are barred from use only if the government has labeled them as “do not drive,” an extreme measure that is rarely taken. As such, a number of vehicles that are subject to government and/or manufacturer recalls are still in operation by rideshare drivers. Some of them may have problems that are fairly minor, but in other cases, the problems could be grievous.
“Rideshare companies encourage drivers to actively check for safety recalls, but they don’t necessarily enforce any restrictions,” comments I Accident Lawyer.
Passengers who are injured in rideshare accidents, for any reason, are encouraged to seek representation from an Uber accident lawyer or a Lyft accident lawyer. More information about the team at I Accident Lawyer is available at www.iaccidentlawyer.com.
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