Chicago Rideshare Accident Attorney
In the few short years since rideshare services like Uber and Lyft changed the way Americans get around, the cars and other vehicles driven under the banner of these two services and others like them have driven passengers the equivalent distance of a round-trip to Saturn. That’s about 1.5 billion miles worth of rides. With that much time on the road, it is almost inevitable that ride-sharing drivers will get in accidents – and they do. Rideshare drivers provide a good alternative to other modes of transportation, but they also add to Chicago’s traffic accidents. When those accidents injure passengers, other drivers, or pedestrians, holding the rideshare driver and the ride-sharing company accountable can be a significant challenge. Chicago ridesharing accident lawyer Kirk Moyer knows how to overcome the roadblocks put up by rideshare companies to get his clients the compensation they need and deserve.
As much as rideshare drivers are central to their success, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft try to keep those drivers at arms-length in an effort to limit their responsibility for everything from wages and employment benefits to liability for accidents or sexual assaults. Hiding behind legal fictions and restrictive, complicated insurance policies, these companies may try to say they have no liability for driver negligence, leaving victims to seek compensation from drivers who may be significantly underinsured.