Bensonville, IL personal injury lawyerAs the gig economy exploded in recent years, it gave rise to many legal questions. Are companies like Uber and Lyft responsible for the behavior of their drivers? If a driver gets into an accident, is the driver liable, or is Uber? Are these drivers considered employees or independent contractors?

These questions and others developed into a new area of law called rideshare law. Rideshare law has become increasingly more complex, especially when it comes to personal injuries sustained in a rideshare. Anyone who has suffered such an injury should speak with a personal injury attorney who has experience with rideshare law.

This article will discuss your legal options if you were injured in an accident because your Uber driver was texting, also known as distracted driving.