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Model in ICU Month After DUI Driver Crashed into Uber in Hollywood

Published on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:37 am in Uber Accidents.

In February 2018, a Ukrainian model visiting Southern California got an Uber ride to see the city. Now, she is in the hospital. Liz Kuzmenko is in a UCLA Medical Center bed and wants to know when she can go back to work. The reality is that she’ll most likely be recovering for at least a couple of months before she can travel. It’s a far cry from where the aspiring model was just one month ago.

On New Year’s Eve, she went out with three friends: Jumping into an Uber around 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day seemed responsible, but a drunk driver, speeding south on Vista Street blew through a stop sign and T-boned the Prius driven by their Uber driver.

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Really Independent Contractors?

Published on Feb 16, 2018 at 11:08 am in Rideshare Accidents.

Issues regarding the exact legal status of drivers for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are beginning to work their way into appellate courts.  Since our legal system is based on precedent, opinions by upper level courts are particularly useful for lawyers to predict how rideshare organizations should be treated at trial.

On January 24, 2018, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued its opinion in the matter of Donald Lowman v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.  Mr. Lowman had been gainfully employed as a “behavioral health specialist” until June 2015.  He applied for unemployment compensation.  In August 2015, the Unemployment Compensation Service Center determined that Mr. Lowman was not entitled to benefits even though he had lost his job.  The basis for the initial conclusion was that his “enterprise” as an Uber driver rendered him ineligible for compensation.

How Rideshare Accidents are Different than Taxi Accidents

Published on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

When you hire a car service, you probably trust the ride to be safe. You don’t have to focus on driving, and you’re probably thinking about your destination. But car accidents can still happen when you’re a passenger in a taxi or rideshare car.

Car accident insurance can get tricky in these situations. You might not know the difference between the car services’ insurance policies. You also could be dealing with injuries. If you’ve been injured in a rideshare car accident, there are people who can help. The Rideshare Law Group defends those who have been wrongfully injured in a rideshare accident. Depending on the rideshare company that was involved in the accident, you may need an Uber accident injury lawyer or a Lyft accident lawyer. The Rideshare Law Group has both. We’re ready to fight for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you need.

What Type of Insurance Do Uber/Lyft Drivers Carry?

Published on Feb 2, 2018 at 1:07 am in Insurance.

What Type of Insurance Do Uber/Lyft Drivers Carry

With rideshare companies the norm in many cities, one things that consumers may not know about is what type of insurance a company carries in the event of a wreck. All rideshare companies are required to provide some type of insurance coverage for their drivers in addition to personal coverage even when the drivers work as independent contractors. This applies to both Lyft and Uber drivers. There will be some instances, however, when the driver will need to utilize their personal insurance coverage in addition or instead of the company’s insurance.

I Was in an Uber and the Driver Was in a Wreck– Now What?

Published on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:53 am in Uber Accidents.

I Was in an Uber and the Driver Was in a Wreck

You find yourself downtown at a bar on a Friday night after a long week. It’s time to go home. You grab the phone, open the Uber app, and five minutes later you are in a car wreck. Worse, you have some injuries and have to get medical care. Now what? Who pays the doctor bills?

Some things to do after the wreck:

  • Write down the name of the driver if it’s not already in your phone
  • Take screenshots of your Uber ride and receipt on your phone (this is usually emailed to you)