The Pels Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Stan Doerrer recently participated in a Strafford webinar, “Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents: Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues.” Due to overwhelming popularity, they scheduled an encore presentation for Wednesday, September 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

Uber and Lyft rideshare services are now firmly established operators in the transportation sector, and services continue to grow at a rapid pace. As rideshare services continue to expand, so have auto collisions involving rideshare drivers. Drivers must simultaneously drive and use smartphone apps for directions and customer information while navigating frequently unfamiliar areas, all of which increase the likelihood of accidents. This webinar will provide information about potential avenues for recovery and updates on relevant case law. In addition to the now-traditional rideshare scenarios, delivery services and automated ride services have entered the marketplace.

Passengers, pedestrians, and drivers injured in an auto accident caused by a rideshare driver may pursue compensation for their injuries from various sources, including the driver’s insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and potentially other applicable sources. Personal injury claims involving rideshare services present unique liability and insurance issues because the companies typically treat their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Uber calls itself an e-commerce platform rather than a transportation company (though a court in the EU ruled otherwise).

The panel will guide personal injury attorneys in navigating the complex liability and insurance coverage issues that arise from auto accidents involving rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. They will discuss the plaintiff and defense perspectives on this emerging area of the law. The panel will review these and other critical issues:
–How rideshare service company policies deal with auto collisions involving its drivers
–Liability considerations in rideshare-services’ accident-injury claims
–How courts are addressing insurance coverage issues in rideshare injury cases
–Emerging issues, such as delivery services and a possible return of automated services

For more information or to register: 

Or call 1-800-926-7926 and ask for “Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents” on 9/2/2020
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