What if I’m Injured While Driving an Uber or Lyft?

What if I'm Injured While Driving an Uber or Lyft

If you drive for Uber or Lyft, an accident could threaten your livelihood – especially if you’re severely injured. You might assume that the rideshare company will help pay for your injuries, but these companies have a history of trying to avoid driver injury claims. Sure doesn’t seem fair, does it? Here you are, advertising […]

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Prop 22: App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative

Prop 22: App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative

California voters recently passed Proposition 22, a ballot measure backed by some of the most powerful players in the rideshare and delivery industries: Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and DoorDash. Together, these four companies supported Prop 22 with the most expensive ballot campaign in California history, costing them more than $200 million. Before the measure passed, Uber […]

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What if I’m Injured While Working as a Delivery Driver?

What if I'm Injured While Working as a Delivery Driver?

Do you work as a delivery driver in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or another California community? There are an estimated 3.5 million employed delivery drivers and 16 million gig delivery drivers in the U.S. and about 36,400 of them work right here in California. Maybe you’re driving for Uber Eats, GrubHub, DoorDash, Instacart, goPuff, Shipt, […]

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What if My Uber is Hit by Another Uber?

Call Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers at 877-380-8852 if you’re in an Uber vs. Uber accident

Imagine hopping into an Uber and traveling just a few blocks when a car crashes into you. And – surprise! – it’s another Uber. Now the two Uber drivers are yelling at each other and you’re caught in the middle. This scenario plays out more often than you might think. With more than 150,000 Ubers […]

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Do Uber and Lyft Screen Their Drivers?

Do Uber and Lyft Screen Their Drivers

Ridesharing was born right here in California, where companies like Uber and Lyft have been picking up and dropping off customers since 2009. From out-of-towners to weekend revelers, ridesharing is a hugely popular service for those who seek on-demand transportation. In the latter case, ridesharing is one way to reduce the number of drunk drivers […]

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What Happens if an Accident is Caused by a Drunk Lyft Driver?

What Happens if an Accident is Caused by a Drunk Lyft Driver

Ridesharing was born right here in California, where companies like Uber and Lyft have been picking up and dropping off customers since 2009. From out-of-towners to weekend revelers, ridesharing is a hugely popular service for those who seek on-demand transportation. In the latter case, ridesharing is one way to reduce the number of drunk drivers […]

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Do Uber and Lyft Passengers Have to Wear Seatbelts?

Do Uber and Lyft Passengers Have to Wear Seatbelts

Wearing a seat belt reduces your risk of injury or death in a crash by half. You’re much safer in a car when you buckle up. California requires the use of seat belts, but did you know that there are some exceptions? In certain situations, you’re not breaking the law by not wearing a seat […]

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Have You Seen Them? Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing in San Francisco

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing in San Francisco

Self-driving Ubers are back on the streets of San Francisco. So far, there are just two autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs and they operate only during daytime hours in a testing mode that doesn’t involve picking up passengers. Uber is reintroducing these so-called “driverless” vehicles, which actually have human pilots to override technology failures in the […]

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Reported Number of Uber and Lyft California Accidents is Misleading

Reported Number of Uber and Lyft California Accidents is Misleading

Most people who use Uber and Lyft assume the services are safe. After all, rideshare services are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and we’d hear about it if they weren’t acting safely, right?Not so fast. What you might not realize is that these companies are allowed to keep a huge amount of […]

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Risks to Taking Private Payments After a Traffic Accident

Risks to Taking Private Payments After a Traffic Accident

Have you ever been in a fender-bender? If so, it required a quick decision about what to do next. When there’s nothing but a tiny scrape, it seems silly to call the police and make a big deal about it. In California, not every accident has to be reported to the authorities or to the […]

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