As the use of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft becomes more popular, there is inevitably more litigation involving these companies. A lawsuit involving a rideshare company may arise when a driver working for the rideshare company causes a collision; when a passenger in a rideshare vehicle is injured in a collision with another vehicle; or even when a passenger is injured because a rideshare driver attacks him or her physically.
These cases can present specific challenges, as rideshare companies vehemently fight liability and will use every opportunity to claim that the driver was not working at the time of the incident, or even that the driver was not an employee but was instead an independent contractor.
In cases where there is an automobile collision involving a car operated by an Uber or Lyft driver, liability largely follows under the same principles applicable in regular car crashes.
The KTL team is well-versed in cases involving entities such as Uber and Lyft, and have had great success in holding these companies accountable for crashes and altercations involving their drivers.