Ride Sharing Companies Create Questions About Liability
January 27th, 2014| California Car Accident Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers explain that while these services may seem enticing, they may be unsafe, considering a lack of regulation regarding who is liable in the event of an accident. Ride sharing services create a grey area in liability, because the individual driving owns the vehicle, not the company. Furthermore, the individual who hires the driver for a ride pays them, not the company. These issues can make it extremely difficult to determine who should cover the costs of damages and injuries caused by an accident. An article from Venture Beat underscored these questions by reporting on an accident involving a Lyft car that left a pedestrian seriously injured. Reports indicate the incident occurred last week at the corner of Jackson and Larkin streets in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. Berg Injury Lawyers’ team of California Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the complexities involved in determining accident fault and are here to help anyone who has been harmed in a crash.