Lyft is a privately held, San Francisco–based transportation network company whose mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by enabling passengers who need a ride to request one from drivers who have a car. Unlike traditional taxis, Lyft drivers do not charge fares but instead receive "donations" from their passengers. Lyft's tagline is "your friend with a car." According to the company, Lyft generally costs about 30% less than the price of a similar-length cab ride. Lyft currently operates in 60 US cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C.
Posts about Lyft
  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    …The 85th Texas Legislature has finally concluded, and there are 1,252 new Texas laws on the books. While many of these new laws will affect only a few Texans, some of them will have a big impact on many. We wanted to give our readers a peek at some of these new laws, while explaining (in layman’s terms) what exactly they mean. Here is a quick…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Who is Responsible in an Uber Car Accident?

    …: Your occupation The severity of your injuries Your age Your prognosis Whether you were partially at fault for your accident Contact a Philadelphia Uber Accident Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case If you have been injured in a car accident where Uber is involved, you need experienced legal representation. You should know that Uber has…

    Gabriel Levin/ 20 readers -
  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    …, vehicle safety and insurance coverage.” In 2014 and 2015 the PUC granted experimental authority to three TNC’s: Yellow Z, Uber and Lyft. The Commission oversees transportation services operating throughout Pennsylvania – including taxis, limousines and ride-hailing services – with the exception of Philadelphia, where those activities are regulated…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … policy. This is because more than likely the driver’s insurance precludes “driving for profit.” To overcome these obstacles and get the compensation that you deserve, you should hire a personal injury lawyer with Uber accident experience. What To Do After An Uber Accident? All accidents can be frightening, but it is important to know what to do…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
  • Could Uber And Lyft Be Leaving Chicago?

    … The ride-sharing services of Uber and Lyft have made an enormous impact on the transportation sector. It has allowed travelers to access affordable rates and have given private car owners a way to earn money as a supplementary or full-time income. However, these companies have received some criticisms over the years as traditional taxi service…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    … not even tip. Several competing ride share services, like Lyft, sprang up in Uber’s wake. The named plaintiff, Lamont Lathan, drove for Uber starting in January, about 15 hours a week. But he only made $30 to $60 a week, while incurring about $60 in weekly expenses, such as fuel, car payments and repairs, according to the suit. The suit takes issue…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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  • Radio 620 WTMJ

    …Local Uber driver sues company by John Mercure | Link to original source A former Milwaukee Uber driver is suing the company over the amount of money he’s making working for the ride sharing service. Lamont Lathan says Uber owes him overtime and tips. Brian Mahany represents Lathan in the lawsuit. He says after talking to hundred of other…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Bloomberg BNA

    … to drivers. “Drivers value their independence: the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours,” Uber said April 22. “That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees…

    Due Diligence- 38 readers -

    … on and on. As competition with Lyft and other ride share companies increases, drivers appear to be getting the short end of the stick. Some full time drivers no longer earn minimum wage, especially when vehicle expenses, insurance, license fees and down time are considered. If you have a story to share, wish to participate in our overtime and tip…

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  • Chicago Attempts to Regulate Uber

    … We’ve all either experienced or heard about a “crazy” taxi driver. Someone who speeds, weaves through traffic, and takes red lights and stop signs as a signal to slow down and glance around instead of come to a complete halt. When we hear about an accident involving a taxi, we’re hardly surprised. But for some reason, Uber and Lyft don’t have…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • RT News

    … can include overtime pay. The company argues that it merely operates a software platform that connects drivers and passengers and doesn’t control hours or schedules like an employer would. The legal consequences of losing the nationwide lawsuit could include a negative effect on other apps such as GrubHub, Lyft and Instacart, according to Michigan…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
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  • Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    … Yellow Cab Files for Bankruptcy Protection Posted on Feb 05, 2016 By Joshua Lawhorn February 5, 2016 by Joshua Lawhorn With the rising popularity and convenience of mobile ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi companies are finding it difficult to keep up. Recently, Yellow Cab Cooperative in San Francisco filed for Chapter 11…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 38 readers -
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