Accidents are random and they don’t discriminate drivers from passengers.
Injury Ally is here to provide justice for rideshare drivers and rideshare passengers alike. Then there are times when even companies need legal help.
Drivers (Uber, Lyft) are getting into more accidents than ever before due to the growth of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services can be held liable when they are involved in an accident. However, there are many instances where the driver is not at fault. The problem with this is that it’s hard to prove that you weren’t at fault if you don’t have any evidence to show the insurance company or court system.
Many cases are won by rideshare drivers due to passengers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs. Other causes of accidents for which drivers are not at fault involve passengers throwing objects or obstructing view the driver’s view. There could be negligence in construction zones without properly marked signage or another vehicle fails to properly follow the law and causes the accident.
This may surprise you. As a passenger, you may think Uber or Lyft accidents happen in a crash. They do. But some involve negligence that leads to an injury without the expected crash or fender bender.
The average headache is a common ailment that can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Headaches are most often caused by everyday stress and fatigue, so the majority of headaches go away on their own in a few days.
In some cases, however, head pain may be an indicator of something more serious. When you have been injured in any type of accident or fall resulting from Lyft, Uber, or taxi service negligence it is important to seek medical assistance immediately after your injury occurs for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A doctor should check for signs of a concussion or brain damage when someone has had trauma to the head during an accident involving Lyft/Uber/taxi services. If you have suffered injuries due to being hurt in an accident involving these rideshare companies then contact us today at (840) 888-4878! There are no time limits on claiming compensation! We will fight tirelessly until you get what you deserve.
The law has determined the line of which is crossed when a rideshare driver is responsible and when the rideshare company is responsible for accidents involving the vehicle used by the rideshare driver.
Under the principle of respondent superior (literally, “let the master answer”), an employer is held vicariously liable for any tort committed by the employee so long as it was within the scope of employment. Thus, for example, if a pizza deliverer gets into an accident on the way of the making the delivery, the pizza shop can be held liable. If a cab driver negligently rear-ends another person, the taxi company can be held liable.
With the advent of ride-share apps, one recently litigated issue is individuals who drive for ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft are acting within the scope of employment. And this is where things can get tricky. Consider this case study of Marez versus Lyft.