Lyft Accidents and Company Liability
Founded in June 2012, Lyft has quickly grown into one of the largest ride-sharing services in the nation and become a viable alternative to traditional taxi services. Taking notes from social media platforms, Lyft has created a quick and convenient way for people to find rides to nearly any destination they desire. However, as with any new industry, questions still remain as to how Lyft vehicles and their drivers should be regulated, and when Lyft, as a company, is liable for accidents caused by its drivers.
Lyft has consistently fought against litigation that would give its drivers’ employment status under the law. Instead, Lyft has pushed to keep its drivers listed as independent contractors in order to limit the company’s liability for any negligence displayed by their drivers. When confronted with litigation, rideshare providers like Lyft will attempt to claim they only facilitate fares and are not responsible for their driver’s actions. It is then up to the plaintiff’s attorneys to prove the company’s liability.
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