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What Happens in a Ridesharing Car Accident?

Traditional taxi cab companies are required by law to carry all sorts of insurance, covering both the cars and drivers. In addition, the drivers and their vehicles must have special licenses and meet certain regulations before they ever leave the garage. States and local municipalities also have very specific laws and ordinances to protect cab drivers and their passengers. However, ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, conveniently operate in something of a legal limbo. Ridesharing companies have taken a lot of heat from taxi companies since their conception, but have continued to grow exponentially. Other car services criticize the app companies for operating without the same rules and regulations they are forced to adhere to. Uber and Lyft have gotten away with avoiding a lot of employment law and car service regulations by arguing that they simply connect people that need a ride with willing drivers. What Happens in…
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