Uber / Lyft Accident
Taking Uber or Lyft to your destination has replaced taxis, especially in big cities like Los Angeles. Downloading an app and hailing a ride virtually anytime, anywhere Since the industry was founded just a few years ago, the popularity of ride-sharing has swept across the United States. Unfortunately, ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft do not follow the same safety standards or regulations as traditional taxi companies, making ridesharing risky.
If an Uber or Lyft driver recently caused a car accident, an LA Uber/Lyft accident attorney can help.
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Are ridesharing companies Uber/Lyft liable for an accident?
By default, Uber and Lyft are not responsible for the actions of their drivers. Both companies classify their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. This can make it difficult to hold ridesharing companies accountable for careless, reckless or dangerous Uber or Lyft drivers. However, the company may be held liable for collisions caused by negligence. For example, an Uber/Lyft company may be liable for negligence if the company fails to reasonably prevent a dangerous driver from receiving a passenger. LA Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys can help determine negligence and liability.