Rideshare AccidentsRideshare accidents have become far too common. Uber and Lyft vehicles are everywhere: on our city streets, roads, and freeways. The Bay Area is flooded with rideshare vehicles, many of which come from out of the area to work long hours in an unfamiliar environment. Rideshare drivers maximize their earnings by providing the quickest rides possible with the least downtime between fares. This hurried work pace can often lead to poor decision making when it comes to safety. We have represented pedestrians, bicyclists, scooter riders, passengers, and even drivers who have been injured by rideshare driver negligence.
The attorneys at Altair Law are experienced at defeating some of the common defenses the rideshare industry has thrown at victims, including the “independent contractor” defense. Uber and Lyft claim to have no control over their drivers and allege they are simply an app platform with no greater duty to protect the public. That doesn’t sit well with us. We recently defeated one rideshare company and obtained a favorable ruling confirming rideshare companies owe a duty to members of the public injured by unsafe unloading practices.
We have been litigating rideshare cases since the start of rideshare and are proud to have handled the first wrongful death case against Lyft in California. Our experience means that our clients hold Uber and Lyft financially accountable for the damages their drivers cause. Rideshare companies can also be directly liable for their own negligence in allowing improperly screened drivers behind the wheel.
Because of our robust background in this area, attorneys from across the country have asked Altair attorneys to consult with them on rideshare cases. If you are an attorney looking to team up with our knowledgeable attorneys, please give us a call. If you or someone you love has been injured by a rideshare driver, please call us to discuss your rights.
We provide free consultations, work on a contingency fee basis, and advance all case costs.