Ride Share Accidents

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CAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING UBER OR LYFT

Ride share services such as Uber and Lyft have become a popular alternative to taxi services. These rideshare companies employ their drivers as independent contractors, which means that they are using their personal cars and are responsible for their own vehicle-related costs.

People love these services as they are very easy to use, and all you need is a smartphone. Through an application, you can easily request a ride by putting in the location of your destination, and you will automatically match with an available driver in the area.

Although the concept of these services is quite straightforward, questions may arise when it comes to liability for a car accident that involves an Uber or Lyft vehicle.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUE UBER LYFT?

Uber and Lyft drivers are all independent contractors. So, when there is a car accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you cannot sue the company directly. Companies like Uber and Lyft are not liable for the actions of these independent contractors.

In other words, the companies only provide their drivers with an application to arrange rides with passengers, and then everything that happens on the road is out of the companies’ control. However, these companies can still be held financially responsible when there is an accident that involves their drivers, particularly when there are injuries and damages incurred.

At Daniels & Scriven, P.C. we represent victims of ride share accidents and fight for justice on their behalf.  Our firm is dedicated to securing maximum compensation for individuals who have suffered the consequences of someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys are dedicated, compassionate, and will aggressively fight for you!  The attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, P.C. are here to help guide you through the process.  Call (720) 863-6006 for a no obligation case evaluation.