For people who aren’t drivers, rideshare driving seems easy and seamless. As drivers, we know the real story behind picking up passengers, getting through traffic efficiently, and making our cars smell good after the last passenger’s fast food smelled it up. It’s nice to have someone in your corner who knows what you’re experiencing as a driver, and today we have a guest post from Bryant Greening of LegalRideshare, the only law firm in the US dedicated to Uber and Lyft accident and injury claims – and fellow driver.
SMACK! My head almost hit the ceiling when the bellboy slapped the trunk of my SUV. “Uber’s can’t wait here,” the man shouted, as he waved me off the hotel property. Shamed and shaken, I drove away, still waiting for my first fare.
As I turned out of the hotel roundabout, I thought of the client who first challenged me to drive. How can you represent a group of people when you’ve never walked a mile in their shoes, he asked. I hadn’t driven more than 500 feet and I already had a better understanding of the job.