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Rideshare Accidents

The Unknown Risks and Liability of Rideshare Accidents

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 15, 2016

With the rapid increase of ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, accidents involving drivers from these services are also on the rise. Unfortunately, as detailed in this feature from Fortune Magazine, there are still many questions that remain unanswered concerning the insurance policies of these companies.

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Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Tries to Breathe Life into Struggling Rideshare Company Lyft

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 18, 2016

Richard Sherman, one of the Seahawks’ most well-known players, experienced the life of a Lyft driver this summer when he donned a disguise and transported Seattle residents around town while being filmed. Rideshare companies have recently come under fire for refusing to accept liability for accidents caused by Lyft drivers. In an attempt to revive trust in Lyft, the company set up a web series with Richard Sherman.

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What Are the Insurance Requirements for Uber Drivers?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 16, 2016

Uber, an app-based taxi service that connects Seattle residents with local drivers, has been an increasingly popular transportation option in the state of Washington over the past few years. Passengers have utilized Uber for rides to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, work, school, and even home from the bars. Uber was started as a way of conveniently hailing a taxi, sharing your pickup and destination locations, and seamlessly paying with a credit card. Unlike traditional taxi companies, Uber drivers do not work on a set schedule and do not lease their vehicles from Uber. Rather, they drive their own personal vehicles, can log into the app whenever they want to work, and must carry their own car insurance, and Uber defines them as independent contractors. Read the rest »

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