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Ridesharing

The Pressures of the Gig Economy Are Increasing Rideshare Crashes

The Pressures of the Gig Economy Are Increasing Rideshare Crashes

There are a ton of different factors that can potentially contribute to a car crash in New Jersey, with distracted driving and drunk driving being among the most commonly discussed crashes for accidents across the country. Recent studies show that rideshare drivers may be even more vulnerable to causing crashes for new factors that weren’t present before the rise of the gig economy. The unique pressures of the gig economy can cause drivers to experience job fatigue along with [...]

Uber & Lyft Increased Seattle Traffic by More Than 100 Million Miles

Uber & Lyft Increased Seattle Traffic by More Than 100 Million Miles

In recent weeks, New York City has taken efforts to cut down on the overall traffic congestion in the city by capping the number of allowed ride-hailing vehicles, but it seems New York isn’t America’s only large, metropolitan city that is having a hard time with congestion problems due to the popularity of ride-hailing services.  A study from the Seattle Department of Transportation found that nearly 20 million rides were taken in Seattle in just 2017. Also, this data suggests [...]

Egg Harbor, NJ - Man Struck in Pedestrian Crash on Black Horse Pike

Man Killed in Hit-&-Run After Being Kicked Out of Lyft

Back in February 2018, there was a Lyft passenger was killed in a shocking turn of events in Southern California. The man was kicked out of a vehicle while traveling with a Lyft driver on a freeway, resulting in his sudden death. Months after the incident, the family members of the deceased victim decided to pursue a wrongful death claim against the Lyft driver, who, according to the lawsuit, demanded that the passenger exit the vehicle. This left the [...]

Parsippany, NJ - Driver Unconscious After I-80 Crash

Is Uber Avoiding Liability by Classifying Drivers as Contractors?

We’ve discussed and written about many legal topics in the past, including financial and legal incentives relating to how Uber continues to classify its drivers as independent contractors instead of just employees. This very fact of the rideshare business has caused many states to pass legislation in order to finally realize Uber and Lyft drivers as employees of these rideshare companies. The most fitting example is California, which recently passed a California Supreme Court decision that could change the [...]

Hackensack, NJ - Shanice Wyche Injured Summit Ave & Spring Valley Rd

DUI Crashes That Involve Uber or Lyft Drivers

Very recently, Lyft celebrated reaching 1 billion trips in the span of a few years. As one of the primary competitors in the ridesharing industry, this rapid rise is remarkable for the company.  Here are some fun facts touted by the company in order to commemorate the occasion: 76 million rides to the airport have been provided. 500,000 rides have taken passengers to Disneyland. 233 million rides have been shared with other passengers. 88 million rides were provided during happy hour. These kinds of statistics [...]

How Do I Receive Compensation After a Lyft Accident?

How Do I Receive Compensation After a Lyft Accident?

Car crashes can happen to anyone, but when they involve a Lyft driver, you ant to ensure that you do what is necessary to make sure you recover the compensation you need. The same case is true for the Lyft driver, especially when the collision was the fault of another driver.  If Lyft had their way, crashes wouldn’t happen because car insurance coverage is expensive and will result in the company’s profits taking a hit. Again, if Lyft had their [...]

What Happens to Uber Passengers Who Need Medical Treatment?

What Happens to Uber Passengers Who Need Medical Treatment?

Uber provides a convenient service to many people, throughout New Jersey and the entire country. As an Uber passenger, you may wonder what happens if the driver is involved in a crash that requires you to seek medical treatment. Who would be liable for your medical costs? In crashes involving Uber, determining liability can be complicated, but the damages you suffered are very real and apparent. Here’s what you need to know.  Typical Causes of Uber Accidents in New Jersey Like [...]

Jersey City, NJ - Deadly Pedestrian Crash at Palisade Ave & Waverly St

Significant Passenger & Driver Claims Revealed in Uber Safety Report

The rapid growth of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft has created new professional and financial opportunities for many people, but this novel form of transportation comes with a unique set of complications and problems, especially when someone is seriously injured while they are a passenger in a rideshare vehicle. In combination with the already present risks associated with traveling by car, those who use these companies are introduced to an entirely new set of concerns. Even more, [...]

Establishing Liability After an Uber Accident

Establishing Liability After an Uber Accident

If you are a frequent rideshare passenger, you’re dealing with a driver and owner of another vehicle. If you are involved in a crash and sustain injuries, you’ll be dealing with other drivers that could’ve been involved in a crash. There are certain things you should know about who can be held liable in the event of a crash involving a rideshare driver.  Ridesharing Crashes Are Very Different from Typical Car Accidents There has been a significant surge in the emerging [...]

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Handling The Aftermath Of A New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing services seem extremely convenient to most, but they also pose significant risks. Riding with drivers who’ve possibly worked more than 12 consecutive hours, without professional training, can increase your likelihood of being involved in a rideshare collision. If you were a passenger in a crash while riding with an Uber of Lyft driver, what should you do next? A rideshare crash isn’t the only thing to worry about. The news seems to feature report after report of rideshare drivers [...]