Uber and Lyft Driver Screening and Supervision – Is it Sufficient for Adequate Safety?

Rideshare Accident Attorneys Lazarus and Lazarus

Fort Lauderdale and Weston, Florida

When you fly on any commercial flight you know the pilot has been trained and tested. They are regularly given drug tests, physical exams, and they must undergo constant and regular training to make sure their skills and knowledge are up-to-date.

What About Ride-Share Drivers?

According to the Uber website: Most people can drive with Uber. The requirements vary by city, but there are a few minimum requirements: Meet the minimum age requirement and be legally allowed to drive in your country.


Driver screening
After signing up, take a few minutes to complete a screening online. It’ll review your driving record and criminal history.

Specific information about how ride-share drivers are  screened, tested, and supervised is hard to find.

We know this: An Uber passenger paralyzed in a crash last year is suing the company hoping, he says, his experience leads to more oversight of ride-hailing companies.

He’s now suing Uber for $63 million, asserting the company doesn’t appropriately screen or supervise drivers.

Also this:

According to Uber, the company completes 14 million trips each day worldwide. The platform sees, on average, 91 million monthly active users and 3.9 million drivers.

In Florida, Uber estimates its impact on the state’s gross domestic product at about $1 billion, with a net impact on the state economy of $69 million.

What happens when someone is involved in an accident as a customer of Uber or Lyft? It can be confusing as to who is at fault. Who will pay the medical bills? Will there be money available for long-term care? What about lost wages from work?

All these questions and more are common after someone is injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle. We’re here with answers if you call 954-356-0006