If the Uber driver or Lyft driver can demonstrate zero fault on their behalf, he or she can demand that the at-fault driver compensate them for income lost as a result of the accident.
As part of the $2 trillion bipartisan deal Senate leaders and the White House struck early Wednesday, unemployment benefits will be extended to several groups that were previously not elegible for such benefits, including gig economy workers, per a statement from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
With the release of Uber’s 2017-2018 safety report, some alarming statistics have made their way to the surface. Most notably, it shows that riders aren’t the only ones being assaulted during trips. According to the data provided by Uber, a shocking 42 percent of reported sexual assaults were drivers.