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rideshare accidents

Ridesharing and delivery services, such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, InstaCart, and Shipt, continue to gain traction. Drivers and consumers enjoy the door-to-door convenience of securing transportation, groceries, and everyday items on a smartphone app or online while reducing carbon footprints, traffic congestion, and costly parking lots and structures. However, the rapid growth of ridesharing and delivery platforms has led to increased accidents. Determining liability coverage is complicated because many companies hire drivers as independent contractors rather than company employees. As a result, rideshare drivers must carry personal car insurance and the company’s liability coverage. Passengers utilizing rideshare services may find navigating liability confusing with multiple carriers denying fault. After seeking medical treatment, injured riders are encouraged to connect with a personal injury attorney.