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Accidents Involving Uber and Lyft
Ride sharing cars operated by companies like Uber and Lyft are always just a few minutes and cell phone clicks away. Uber and Lyft are projecting a 20% growth in their market niche by 2025 which means a tremendous number of drivers will be required to meet this expected growth. The scramble to sign up as many drivers as possible will inevitably lead to an increased number of unqualified and dangerous drivers.
Ride sharing injury and death cases are growing increasingly complex. Today, every state except Oregon, has passed legislation governing transportation network companies (TNCs). However, Uber and Lyft have successfully lobbied various state legislatures to preempt any local city or county regulation of TNC activities, even though they provide the same type of service as cab companies that are subject to local ordinances.
What Is a Rideshare Accident?
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft allow people to become drivers for hire. These drivers are known as "independent contractors," which means they are not full-time employees of the rideshare company. Instead, they are simply people who drive their own vehicles to pick up customers who need rides. When they are not driving customers, they are often available to pick up rides on the rideshare app.
In order to be an approved driver, most rideshare companies require applicants to pass a background check. However, these checks are not always thorough. This can lead to drivers with criminal records being approved to drive for rideshare companies. Unfortunately, these drivers have been known to cause accidents, either due to their criminal records or their lack of driving experience.
What to Do
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you should not have to bear the burden of the costs associated with your treatment and recovery. At Paradowski Law, our rideshare accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of rideshare accidents recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives. We have the experience and resources necessary to effectively represent you in your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
Jeff Paradowski is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jeff is a Bryan/College Station personal injury attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in representing drivers who have been seriously injured and even killed in car accidents involving ride share drivers and TNCs. If you are seeking legal representation or would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation.
Schedule a consultation with our rideshare accident attorneys by calling (979) 701-2615or by submitting an online request form.