New Competition for Uber and Lyft Underlines the Importance of Safety Awareness for All Parties, says the Lalezary Law Firm, LLP.

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The Los Angeles area personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that ridesharing and new premium chauffeur services alike pose the same risks as other types of automotive travel.

Competition is growing for ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber.

The continued growth of new alternatives in the ridesharing and chauffeur-service space underlines the ongoing need of motorists and passengers to take common sense steps to stay safe.

Automotive powerhouse BMW is moving into the Seattle market with a premium alternative to Uber and Lyft, according to a November 15 article on GeekWire. Personal injury specialist Lalezary Law Firm, LLP notes that the continued growth of new alternatives in the ridesharing and chauffeur-service space underlines the ongoing need of motorists and passengers to take common sense steps to stay safe. These include:

1. Know Your Driver. Lalezary Law Firm notes that drivers for ridesharing and chauffeur services are generally very good drivers, but they may also suffer from the same human frailties as the rest of us. The firm suggests that you take a good look at your driver and make sure you don’t see any signs of such issues as excess fatigue, substance abuse, or anything else that might seem odd or inappropriate. If any of these issues rears its head, or you find your driver engaging in distracted driving, such as using a smart phone for something other than navigation, get out of the car as soon as it is safe and report him or her to the ridesharing or chauffeur/taxi service, notes Lalezary Law Firm.

2. Watch the Road. Whether you’re a driver or a passenger, it simply makes sense to watch out for any potential hazards that might be on the road, says Lalezary Law Firm. For passengers who find themselves getting into an animated chat with their driver, this may be especially important as intense conversations can be a source of dangerous distraction, note the personal injury and Uber and Lyft attorneys.

3. Watch for sudden swerves. Chauffeur service vehicles – whether ridesharing or traditional taxi cabs – make frequent stops and starts and may suddenly swerve towards the sidewalk as they attempt to collect and drop off passengers, notes Lalezary Law Firm. When driving behind these vehicles on crowded city streets, be mindful of a possible sudden swerve and you’re likely to save you and others a great deal of heartache.

About Lalezary Law Firm, LLP

Led by noted attorneys Shawn and Shervin Lalezary, Lalezary Law Firm, LLP has been providing legal services in the fields of automotive accidents and personal injury with a strong track record of success on behalf of its clients. The firm boasts the services of two widely respected legal specialists who are both Reserve Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. This means that, aside from legal experience, the firm offers the benefit of experience in the real world of vehicular collisions. Based in Beverly Hills, California, the firm prides itself on its ability to work successfully in cases involving insurance companies, and on being able to obtain favorable outcomes for its clients without the need for a trial. No legal fees are collected until a recovery is obtained.

Individuals who would like to learn more about a free initial consultation with Lalezary Law Firm, LLP are invited to call 888-852-4802 or visit the Lalezary Law Firm website at http://www.bhfirm.com.

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