Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have greatly increased in popularity since they were first introduced around six years ago and have become the transport of choice for many a Utahan seeking to get from one place to another in a fast, affordable, and convenient manner. In a time when many of us are permanently attached to our cellphones, it makes sense that hailing a cab using a purpose-built app would be attractive. There is no need to find a local cab, look up a telephone number if you are in an unfamiliar area, or have the cash you need to hand. Just open the app, your location will be identified, and, in just a few taps of your smartphone screen, a trackable and traceable ride will be on its way to you. You don’t even need to actively pay, as the card you registered with the Uber app will automatically be charged.
Hailing in seconds, viewing driver ratings and reviews, and minimal effort required – what’s not to like? Well, there are also some risks involved in riding with Uber.
When you choose to drive your own car, or get into somebody else’s, there is always some chance that you will become tied up in an accident, and Ubers are not immune to this. After all, it is still a person driving their own vehicle, so the same potential hazards apply. However, the legal side can be somewhat more complicated than in a personal vehicle, and that is where our Layton Uber accident attorneys prove worth their weight in gold.