New transportation options are becoming extremely popular across the state, including ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, there have been a series of incidents involving users of these companies being harmed by its driver’s negligence, resulting in serious motor vehicle accident injuries. The University of Chicago studied the rate of traffic deaths after the introduction of ride-sharing services and noted a nearly three percent increase in fatalities in cities using them.
Synopsis A 2018 research report published by University of Chicago Booth School of Business showed ridesharing services has been increasing traffic deaths by 2% to 3%, as well as serious related injuries, since 2011. Individuals injured while traveling in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, as well as traditional taxi services, are covered under the Michigan no-fault […]
Michigan Ride Share Laws Along with Uber, Lyft has become an increasingly popular ride sharing service utilized by people across the state of Michigan. Whether you are picking up a ride in Royal Oak, going downtown in Detroit, going to a friend’s home in Saginaw or going out for dinner in Grand Rapids, Lyft drivers […]
Rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft are gaining in popularity. From the convenience of your own cell phone, you can now order a ride to basically anywhere by pressing a few buttons. But what happens if you are involved in a Michigan car accident while using Uber or Lyft? Who pays the medical bills and […]