Is Uber liable for personal injuries caused by its drivers’ negligence?
California Uber and Lyft ride-sharing accident attorneys have been following a San Francisco case against Uber regarding driver classification and the impact the outcome may have not just in the context of labor law, but on liability in personal injury claims based on an Uber driver’s negligence.
As we’ve previously reported on this blog, Uber, the ride-sharing giant,
Q: What happens if you are injured as a Lyft or Uber passenger due to the fault of your driver?
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. It’s thinking like this that has led to the responsible current culture of calling a taxi—or more often an Uber or Lyft these days—to give you a safe ride home after some partying or indulgence that would make you unsafe, or illegal, behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, these well-intentioned rides may go awry and you may need an Uber and Lyft Ride Sharing Accident attorney.
Who is liable when Uber and Lyft cars are involved in automobile accidents?
It’s hard to imagine that 5 years ago, taxis and private cars were the only means of on-demand transportation. The advent of app-based ride sharing has revolutionized the on-demand transportation industry by providing lower-cost rides to people whenever and wherever they need it. The app-based ride-sharing model has posed some problems though, when it comes to liability for personal injuries. If you’ve been involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you probably know what we mean.
Q: Could your next ride-for-hire be your last?
There is a frightening and potentially deadly reality surrounding rides for hire, which includes traditional taxicabs as well as app-based rides-for-hire like popular Uber and Lyft services.
In most cases, the cabs and private cars used are not subject to mandatory compliance with auto safety recalls. What that means is, that depending on the city you’re living in or visiting, there is greater than a one in three chance of a taxi, Uber, or Lyft vehicle having an incomplete auto safety recall work outstanding.