Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents: Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, June 10, 2022

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE course 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. The panel will discuss the plaintiff and defense perspectives on this emerging area of the law.

Description

Rideshare drivers must simultaneously drive and use smartphone apps for directions and customer information while navigating frequently unfamiliar areas, increasing the likelihood of auto 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 are prevalent in the marketplace.

Passengers, pedestrians, and drivers injured in an auto accident caused by a rideshare driver may pursue compensation for their injuries, 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 they typically treat their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Uber considers itself an e-commerce platform rather than a transportation company.

Listen as our plaintiff and defense counsel panel examines the unique issues attorneys face in bringing or defending claims for injuries sustained in accidents caused by rideshare drivers. The panel will discuss how to prove or challenge liability and unravel insurance coverage complexities under current and emerging constructs.

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Outline

  1. Overview of rideshare companies' policies on auto collisions
  2. Bringing or defending personal injury claims for accidents involving ridesharing services
    1. Liability considerations
    2. Insurance considerations

Benefits

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

Faculty

Goldstein, Jamie
Jamie Goldstein

Partner
Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos

Ms. Goldstein is a partner with Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos in the Bay Area office and has been with the...  |  Read More

Simon, Lawrence
Lawrence M. (Larry) Simon

Partner
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins

Mr. Simon is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (‘AAJ”), Chair of...  |  Read More

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