Ridesharing has become an integral mode of transportation, especially in urban areas. The ability to call for a ride through a phone application presents a tremendous option for those seeking to get somewhere. The utility is profound, and since the applications became prominent, American studies have seen a correlation between the advent of ridesharing applications in a community and the decline of drunk driving-related injuries.
While most of us are very thankful to have services such as Uber and Lyft available when needed, many are often frustrated when they find themselves involved in an accident with a rideshare driver due to the implications of the rideshare driver agreement. When a rideshare driver causes a wreck, the injured party oftentimes faces the difficult task of pinning the wreck on the rideshare company. The difficulty arises in the manner in which the rideshare company “classifies” its drivers. Often these companies will classify the rideshare driver as “independent contractors” instead of “employees.” If a court accepts this classification, the injured party may be unable to collect from the rideshare company given several factors that must be adhered to.
If you have been injured by someone driving for a rideshare company, it is crucial to reach out to a legal professional who has a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications of this kind of car accident. There are many measures that must be taken to obtain records proving that the rideshare driver acted negligently. The attorneys at Fletcher Law Office, LLC are standing by to speak with you about your case and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. Contact us.