Ride-sharing services have revolutionized the way that people commute. They provide a service that provides a convenient transportation option. This option is available with just a tap on the phone.
As with any mode of transportation, accidents occur. Ride-sharing services attempt to classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. This distinguishes them from a taxi-service. This allows ride-sharing services to avoid payroll taxes, unemployment benefits and sick leave. This is a legal distinction that will surely be litigated in the coming years.
The liability determination in a ride-share collision is determined just like any car collision. The fact that a ride-share driver was involved can greatly complicate how the liability is allocated amongst the various insurance companies that have policies applicable to the collision.
If you have been injured in a ride-share collision, take the time to contact Herrick & Hart. We have been on the side of the injured since 1951. We place our focus on the area of personal injury law.