I’m so sorry to hear about your injuries. You may be able to hold the rideshare company liable for your injuries. Under California law, common carriers have special duties to their passengers to take steps to keep them safe. Common carriers are businesses or individual that transport passengers for hire.
In California, common carriers can face liability if they illegally eject their passengers. Case law has held that the common carrier has a duty to deliver the passenger to his or her destination. If a common carrier ejects a passenger at a place other than the designated destination, and in doing so subjects the passenger to an injury which is reasonably foreseeable, the common carrier can face liability.
Recently, our firm filed a lawsuit against Lyft related to a passenger’s death. The death occurred when the Lyft driver ejected a passenger from the vehicle, pepper-sprayed him, and then left him beside a busy Los Angeles freeway. The passenger was then struck by another vehicle. Our firm sued Lyft for the driver’s actions, which caused the death of the passenger.
If you believe that you were wrongfully ejected from an Uber or a Lyft vehicle or a taxi, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. My firm can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.