Driving services such as Uber and Lyft have opened up many doors to both consumers and workers. However, many are left with a lack of legal protection by these new companies’ basic policies. If you are an Uber user, or if you work for the company, and you have been injured or experienced losses, you may need to file an Uber lawsuit. Leahy Law can help. Schedule a consultation at our Tacoma, WA, practice today.
The Legal Conundrum Surrounding Uber
Services such as Uber and Lyft are defined as companies that help paying passengers find drivers who can transport them in non-commercial vehicles. Collectively called transportation network companies, or TNCs, they have destabilized taxi markets with fast responses and lower prices. But while the absence of heavy regulations allows Uber other TNCs to offer cheaper fares than taxis, it also guarantees fewer protections for drivers and riders. Part of the reason taxis are so much more expensive is because the system has decades of regulations and protections in place.
Unfortunately, the law is always slow to catch up with big changes, especially those in technology. While individual victories have been won, it will be some time before more comprehensive legal protections are set in place for TNC drivers and riders.