San Francisco news reports that a Lyft car hit a pedestrian near Jackson
and Larkin streets in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood. This
car accident occurred just a few short weeks after an Uber car accident that
killed a 6-year-old girl. With the increased popularity of "ride sharing"
apps and usage, more and more accidents are bound to occur. This raises
many questions concerning responsibility and who should be held liable
when ride sharing accidents happen. A spokesperson for Lyft issued the
following statement: "We were informed today that a Lyft driver was
in an accident involving a pedestrian while with a passenger. The driver
let us know that the pedestrian is being treated for a leg injury. The
safety of everyone on the road is our top priority."
If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Francisco car accident
involving a company such as Uber or Lyft, it is imperative you immediately
consult with a top
San Francisco personal injury law firm right away. A top California car accident lawyer can help protect your
rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
This accident could raise significant legal issues for Lyft and other ride
sharing companies, which provide individuals rides in exchange for fees.
Other taxi alternatives, such as Uber, have faced political resistance
in many cities, with one of the objections being that these companies
amount to unregulated and unsafe taxicabs. Whether these services are
responsible for the actions of their drivers is unclear. Taxi cab drivers
and other drivers of regulated business may implicate the company when
accidents occur. In these situations, the businesses that employ drivers
responsible for injuries may be found culpable and hence, responsible
to pay damages when individuals suffer personal injuries. However, with
the novelty of ride sharing companies, the legal implications when accidents
occur are unclear.
The accident happened less than a mile from driver that resulted in the
death of a 6-year-old girl.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a California
car accident, please contact a top
San Francisco personal injury lawyer at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.