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Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. - Advocating for Your Interests

We live in a time where computer technology touches almost every facet of society and life. With the advent of ride-sharing apps, companies like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the transportation industry, shaking up the market for taxi and limousine services.

However, where traditional transportation service businesses are subject to stricter regulations for licensing and safety duties, companies like Uber and Lyft have a unique legal status as an intermediary that coordinates passengers with drivers who use their personal vehicles to work as independent contractors.

As a result, legal issues regarding accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers can be difficult to navigate. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a driver working with a transportation service company like Uber and Lyft, call the offices of Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. to consult with one of our experienced Uber & Lyft accident attorneys in Palm Springs.

We have over 40 years of litigation experience in matters such as car accidents, including those involving Uber or Lyft drivers. Our legal team is available to you – even on evenings and weekends.

To learn more about how Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. can help you after your Uber or Lyft accident, call us at (760) 530-4868 or contact us online today.

What Is Considered a Transportation Network Company?

Under California law, companies such as Uber and Lyft are legally classified as “transportation network companies” or TNCs. This is a relatively new classification specifically created for the purpose of regulating this industry.

Regulations for TNCs govern the provision of insurance for drivers, accommodations for people with disabilities, and prohibition of intoxicating substances for drivers.

Qualified Legal Representation Against Transportation Network Companies

We have experience with a variety of issues involving TNCs, including:

  • Third-party Liability Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Coverage for Passengers
  • Distracted Driving Claims
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Multi-party Litigation

Who Can Be Liable for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Uber and Lyft accidents can be relatively complicated when compared to other car accident claims. One accident can involve several parties, who may or may not have been injured.

Such parties include:

  • Drivers (whether working with a TNC or not)
  • Passengers
  • TNCs
  • TNC insurance providers
  • And private insurance providers for individual parties

Put Over 40 Years of Experience on Your Side

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. our clients benefit from legal representation that has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® – a peer review system of rating attorneys on the basis of ethical conduct and professionalism. We take on cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we won’t collect a single cent in attorney’s fees until we obtain a recovery on your behalf.

Call Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. at (760) 530-4868 for a free consultation with a skilled rideshare accident lawyer to explore your legal rights and options today.

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

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    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

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