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Rideshare Auto Accident Attorney

Injured in an Uber or Lyft accident?

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become a popular and preferred method of transportation in many American cities. These services provide users with a convenient and cost-efficient method of finding a ride - compared to more traditional services such as taxis or public transportation. Although Uber, Lyft, and other similar services have their benefits, they also present unique legal difficulties that can impact victims’ rights to compensation following auto accidents.

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Legal Hurdles to Compensation

Because Uber and Lyft are newer transportation services, auto accidents involving these and other rideshare companies have raised new legal concerns and questions. Most important among these concerns are the rights of injured victims and who should be held responsible for their damages.

Here are some details about the unique issues involved:

  • Independent Contractor Status - Uber and Lyft drivers are not considered company employees. Instead, they are independent contractors. This employment relationship has liability implications, which means that Uber and Lyft may be able to avoid liability in some auto accident cases. When this is the case, victims may be required to pursue compensation through the driver’s insurance provider.
  • Driver Regulations - Given that Uber and Lyft drivers are not employees, they don’t have to abide by or meet the same regulations as other professional drivers. For example, Uber and Lyft don’t have many requirements for drivers who wish to work for them, which raises safety concerns. Because drivers have to use smart phones to use the service, risks of distracted driving are also a concern.
  • Insurance Policy - Uber and Lyft insurance policies have been at the center of many auto accident cases involving these companies, as they can create many difficulties. Depending on the situation - such as if a driver was not “on-the-clock” transporting a fare - Uber and Lyft’s commercial insurance policies may not apply to injured victims.

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The Daspit Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims in their fight for justice and adequate compensation. With extensive experience helping auto accident victims, our lawyers have what it takes to help anyone involved in accidents involving Uber, Lyft, or other similar transportation service.

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