Juror Bias in Personal Injury Trials

Juror Bias | A juror’s verdict must be based solely on the evidence presented.  A juror must carefully evaluate the evidence and resist any urge to reach a verdict that is influenced by bias for or against any party or witness | #KnowYourInjuryRights | (619) 550-3617.

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Juror Bias | Personal Injury Trials

Each one of us has biases about or certain perceptions or stereotypes of other people. We may be aware of some of our biases, though we may not share them with others. We may not be fully aware of some of our other biases.

Our biases often affect how we act, favorably or unfavorably, toward someone. Bias can affect our thoughts, how we remember, what we see and hear, whom we believe or disbelieve, and how we make important decisions.

As jurors people are asked to make very important decisions in a personal injury case. A juror must not let bias, prejudice, or public opinion influence their decision.  They must not be biased in favor of or against any party or witness because of his or her disability, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or socioeconomic status, or any other impermissible form of bias.

Juror Bias | Court’s Duty to Prohibit Bias

In all courtroom proceedings, jurors must refrain from engaging in conduct and prohibit others from engaging in conduct that exhibits bias, including but not limited to bias based on disability, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, whether that bias is directed toward counsel, court personnel, witnesses, parties, jurors, or any other participants.  See Standard 10.20(a)(2).

Judge Bias

A judge shall perform judicial duties without bias or prejudice. A judge shall not, in the performance of judicial duties, engage in speech, gestures, or other conduct that would reasonably be perceived as (1) bias or prejudice, including but not limited to bias or prejudice based upon race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status, or political affiliation, or (2) sexual harassment. See Canon 3(b)(5) of the California Code of Judicial Ethics.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a personal injury?  Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered?  If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer.  Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

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Survival Actions in California Personal Injury

Survival Actions and the Continuation of a Personal Injury Lawsuit | A pending personal injury lawsuit does not stop because of the death of the injury victim (the plaintiff) due to non-related accident injuries. See Cal. Code of Civil Procedure sect. 377.21 | #KnowYourInjuryRights | (619) 550-3617.

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Survival Actions and the Continuation of a Personal Injury LawsuitSurvival Actions | Personal Injury

A person’s cause of action is not lost by reason of that person’s death, but survives subject to the applicable limitations period.  Cal. Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) sect. 377.20.  On motion, the court shall allow a pending injury lawsuit that does not abate to be continued by the decedent’s personal representative (if one appointed by the decedent prior to their death) or a successor(s) in interest if no representative was appointed.  CCP sect. 377.31.

Survival Actions | Successor In Interest

The decedent’s successor in interest is the beneficiary of the decedent’s estate or other successor in interest who succeeds to a cause of action. CCP sect. 377.11.

Who May Be a Successor In Interest?

Any cause of action of a decedent not effectively disposed of by will passes to the decedent’s heirs.

To the Surviving Parents:  The entire cause of action if the decedent was not married and did not leave any surviving children.

To the Surviving Spouse:  The entire cause of action if the decedent did not leave any surviving children.

To the Surviving Children:  The entire cause of action if the decedent did not leave any surviving parents or spouse.

See Cal. Probate Code sect. 6401 for shares of intestate succession when there is a surviving spouse, child and or parent.

Survival Actions | Limited Damages

In an action by a decedent’s successor in interest on the decedent’s cause of action, the damages recoverable are limited to the loss or damage that the decedent sustained or incurred before death, including any penalties or punitive damages that the decedent would have been entitled to recover, but do not include damages for pain, suffering or disfigurement. CCP sect. 377.34.

Example Scenario 1:  Adrian Delfino was hit by a car in a crosswalk. He suffered non-fatal personal injuries and incurred lost wages along with medical bills. Unable to resolve this issue before litigation, he filed a lawsuit. Unbeknownst to all, Mr. Delfino became ill and passed away from natural causes. He left no surviving spouse (since he was divorced) but did leave 2 surviving adult children. Here, my office would motion to court to have Mr. Delfino’s surviving children be named as successors in interest so that they may recover the last wages and medical bills incurred by Mr. Delfino during his lifetime.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a personal injury?  Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered?  If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer.  Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

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Normal Heights Car Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a car accident? Are you missing time from work? Do you have medical bills? #KnowYourInjuryRights | Call a Normal Heights Car Accident Lawyer who proudly represents our community and offers free consultations to your home. Schedule your free consultation today|(619) 550-3617.

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident you can maximize your injury compensation by:

  1. Seeking Immediate Medical Attention;
  2. Collecting Witness Statements;
  3. Photographing any Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continuing with your Medical Care; and
  5. Calling a Premier Normal Heights Car Accident Lawyer | (619) 550-3617.

What are Your Car Accident Injury Rights?

If you were injured in a car accident, you may claim damages. Damages include:

  1. Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress;
  2. Loss of Enjoyment of Life;
  3. Lost Wages; and
  4. Medical Bills.

Past and Future damages may be claimed for all of the above.

Wrongful death damages, if applicable, may also be claimed and attained.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a car accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer who proudly serves the Normal Heights community. Based in Downtown San Diego, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, are always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

Normal Heights Car Accident Lawyer

Ordaz Law, APC is the law office of personal injury lawyer Juan J. Ordaz Jr.  Known throughout the legal community for his dedication and perseverance, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. prides himself on the devotion he dedicates towards the representation of his clients' injury cases. He is a Normal Heights Car Accident Lawyer focused on excellence and client satisfaction. He provides quality legal help and representation to all his clients | Call today (619) 550-3617.

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Hillcrest Car Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a car accident? Are you missing time from work? Do you have medical bills? Know your rights.  Call a Hillcrest car accident lawyer who proudly represents San Diego's Gay and Lesbian Community. Schedule your free consultation today|(619) 550-3617.

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident you can maximize your injury compensation by:

  1. Seeking Immediate Medical Attention;
  2. Collecting Witness Statements;
  3. Photographing any Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continuing with your Medical Care; and
  5. Calling a Premier Hillcrest Car Accident Lawyer | (619) 550-3617.

What are Your Car Accident Injury Rights?

If you were injured in a car accident, you may claim damages. Damages include:

  1. Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress;
  2. Loss of Enjoyment of Life;
  3. Lost Wages; and
  4. Medical Bills.

Past and Future damages may be claimed for all of the above.

Wrongful death damages, if applicable, may also be claimed and attained.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a car accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer who proudly serves the Hillcrest community. Based in Downtown San Diego, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, are always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

Hillcrest Car Accident Lawyer

Ordaz Law, APC is the law office of personal injury lawyer Juan J. Ordaz Jr.  Known throughout the legal community for his dedication and perseverance, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. prides himself on the devotion he dedicates towards the representation of his clients' injury cases. He is a Hillcrest car accident lawyer focused on excellence and client satisfaction. He provides quality legal help and representation to all his clients | Call today (619) 550-3617.

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Pokemon GO Accident Lawyer

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What Should You Do If You Were in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Were you injured in a car accident while the driver was playing Pokemon GO?  If so, it is important that you do the following five things in order to maximize the injury compensation you may receive:

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention;
  2. Collect Witness Statements (or Witness Contact Information);
  3. Photograph any Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continue with your Medical Care; and
  5. Call a Premier San Diego Pokemon GO Accident Lawyer.

What are Your Injury Rights if You Were in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Playing Pokemon GO is not an excuse against liability for any car accident personal injury caused by the gaming driver. Personal injury damages may include:

  1. Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress;
  2. Loss of Enjoyment;
  3. Lost Wages; and
  4. Medical Bills.

Note: Past and Future injuries may be claimed for all of the above damages.

Wrongful death damages, if applicable, may also be claimed and attained. Call us today to learn more.

Who May Make an Injury Claim in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Anyone who was physically injured in a car accident may make a personal injury claim against a negligent driver who was playing Pokemon GO.  This includes:

  1. Other drivers;
  2. Pedestrians; as well as
  3. Passengers of the other driver(s); and
  4. Passengers of the careless Pokemon Go gaming driver.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a Pokemon Go car accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego Pokemon GO accident lawyer.  Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

San Diego | Pokemon GO Accident Lawyer

Juan J. Ordaz Jr. is a Pokemon GO car accident lawyer who can help you with your personal injury claim and lawsuit. He emotionally invests in each and every of his client's cases, and won't stop fighting for you until your case is satisfactorily resolved through settlement or jury trial. Call today to schedule your free consultation with this premier San Diego Pokemon GO accident lawyer. Start getting the monetary compensation you deserve | (619) 550-3617.

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Were you injured in a Pokemon GO car accident? Are you missing time from work? Do you have medical bills? Know your rights.  Call a Pokemon GO Car Accident Attorney.  Schedule your free consultation | (619) 550-3617.

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What Should You Do If You Were in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Were you injured in a car accident while the driver was playing Pokemon GO?  If so, it is important that you do the following five things in order to maximize the injury compensation you may receive:

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention;
  2. Collect Witness Statements (or Witness Contact Information);
  3. Photograph any Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continue with your Medical Care; and
  5. Call a Premier San Diego Pokemon GO Car Accident Attorney.

What are Your Injury Rights if You Were in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Playing Pokemon GO is not an excuse against liability for any car accident personal injury caused by the gaming driver. Personal injury damages may include:

  1. Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress;
  2. Loss of Enjoyment;
  3. Lost Wages; and
  4. Medical Bills.

Note: Past and Future injuries may be claimed for all of the above damages.

Wrongful death damages, if applicable, may also be claimed and attained. Call us today to learn more.

Who May Make an Injury Claim in a Pokemon GO Car Accident?

Anyone who was physically injured in a car accident may make a personal injury claim against a negligent driver who was playing Pokemon GO.  This includes:

  1. Other drivers;
  2. Pedestrians; as well as
  3. Passengers of the other driver(s); and
  4. Passengers of the careless Pokemon Go gaming driver.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a Pokemon Go car accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego Pokemon GO car accident attorney.  Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

San Diego | Pokemon GO Car Accident Attorney

Juan J. Ordaz Jr. is a Pokemon GO car accident attorney who can help you with your personal injury claim and lawsuit. He emotionally invests in each and every of his client's cases, and won't stop fighting for you until your case is satisfactorily resolved through settlement or jury trial. Call today to schedule your free consultation with this premier San Diego personal injury attorney. Start getting the monetary compensation you deserve | (619) 550-3617.

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A Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in an accident? Are you missing time from work? Do you have medical bills? Know your rights. Speak with a Lyft rideshare accident lawyer. Call us today to schedule your free consultation | (619) 550-3617.

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What Should You Do If You Were in a Lyft Rideshare Accident?

If you were injured in an accident while a fare paying, rideshare customer of Lyft, it is important to do the following five things in order to maximize your injury compensation:

  1. Get Immediate Medical Care;
  2. Collect Witness Statements (or Witness Contact Information);
  3. Photograph all Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continue with your Medical Care; and
  5. Call a premier Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer.

What are Your Rights if You were in a Lyft Rideshare Accident?

If you were injured as a passenger of Lyft, you may make a personal injury claim against the rideshare company for any accident injuries their driver caused. Lyft's responsibility to compensate you for all injuries, lost wages and medical bills incurred results because their driver was under the scope of its agency (i.e. employment) when the car crash or injuries occurred. Learn more from a premier San Diego Lyft rideshare accident lawyer | Call us today (619) 550-3617.

Do Lyft Rideshare Drivers have Accident Insurance?

Lyft insures their drivers for up to at least $1M dollars for any car accident personal injury claim or lawsuit. Additionally, Lyft has excess or umbrella car accident insurance coverage for severe injuries and fatal, wrongful death caused by their drivers.

In addition, Lyft rideshare drivers are required to have their own accident insurance but it is likely that this coverage would be contractually secondary and or excluded when the driver is on a fare.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of a Lyft accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego Lyft rideshare accident lawyer. Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

San Diego | Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Juan J. Ordaz Jr. is a Lyft rideshare accident lawyer who can help you with your personal injury claim and lawsuit against Lyft. He emotionally invests in each and every of his client's cases, and won't stop fighting for you until your case is satisfactorily resolved through settlement or jury trial. Call today to schedule your free consultation with this premier San Diego Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer. Start getting the monetary compensation you deserve | (619) 550-3617.

Personal Injury

Personal injury claims or lawsuits against Lyft are generally based on a claim of negligence via vicarious liability. Vicarious liability stands for the notion that a corporation is responsible for any harm caused by an agent while acting within the scope of their agency.

Car Accident

Car accident injuries caused by Lyft may be severe and life threatening resulting in wrongful death. Other injuries are slow to manifest and even slower to heal. Don't let an injury accident ruin your life. Seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer.

Uber Ridesharing Car Accident Attorney

Were you injured in a car accident? Are you missing time from work? Do you have medical bills? Know your rights. Speak with an Uber ridesharing car accident attorney. Call us today to schedule your free consultation | (619) 550-3617.

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What Should You Do If You Were in an Uber Ridesharing Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident while a fare paying ridesharing customer of Uber, it is important to do the following five things in order to maximize any injury compensation:

  1. Get Immediate Medical Care;
  2. Collect Witness Statements (or Witness Contact Information);
  3. Photograph all Vehicle Damage;
  4. Continue with your Medical Care; and
  5. Call a San Diego Uber ridesharing car accident attorney.

What are Your Rights if You were in an Uber Ridesharing Car Accident?

If you were injured as a passenger of Uber, you may make a personal injury claim against the ridesharing company for any car accident injuries their driver caused.  Uber's responsibility to compensate you for all injuries, lost wages and medical bills incurred results because their driver was under the scope of its agency (i.e. employment) when the car crash or injuries occurred.

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Do Uber Ridesharing Drivers have Car Accident Insurance?

Uber insures their drivers for up to at least $1M dollars for any car accident personal injury claim or lawsuit.  Additionally, Uber has excess or umbrella car accident insurance coverage for severe injuries and fatal, wrongful death caused by their drivers.

In addition, Uber ridesharing drivers are required to have their own car accident insurance but it is likely that this coverage would be contractually secondary and or excluded when the driver is on a fare.

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Have you or a love one been a victim of an Uber car accident? Do you feel like you are entitled to injury compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered? If your answer to both questions is yes, then it is time that you seek legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury attorney.  Based in central San Diego County, Juan J. Ordaz Jr. and his law office, Ordaz Law, APC, is always ready to help any individual and their families suffering from an injury producing incident that should never have happened in the first place. Read More

An Uber Ridesharing Car Accident Attorney

Juan J. Ordaz Jr. is an Uber ridesharing car accident attorney who can help you with your personal injury claim and lawsuit against Uber. He emotionally invests in each and every of his client's cases, and won't stop fighting for you until your case is satisfactorily resolved through settlement or jury trial. Call today to schedule your free consultation with this premier San Diego personal injury attorney. Start getting the monetary compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury

Personal injury claims or lawsuits against Uber are generally based on a claim of negligence via vicarious liability.  Vicarious liability stands for the notion that a corporation is responsible for any harm caused by an agent while acting within the scope of their agency.

Car Accident

Car accident injuries caused by Uber may be severe and life threatening resulting in wrongful death.  Other injuries are slow to manifest and even slower to heal. Don't let a car accident ruin your life. Seek premier legal representation from a premier San Diego personal injury attorney.

Lyft Car Accident | Personal Injury

Lyft car accident liability is generally based on a claim of negligence via vicarious liability. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. Under the theory of respondeat superior, an employer is vicariously liable for an agent’s negligent acts that are committed within the scope of the agency.

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Lyft | Car Accident

A Lyft driver, just like any other driver out there, must use reasonable care in driving their vehicle. They must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicle. A failure to use reasonable care in driving a Lyft ride share car is negligence.

Example Scenario 1: Jacob is a Lyft driver. He picks up Kim in Banker’s Hill, on 6th and Laurel, for a Lyft fare. Kim is headed to SDSU to watch the Aztecs. While driving to the game, Jacob takes his eyes off the road to look at his phone’s GPS and slams into the back of a furniture delivery truck at 25-mph. Kim suffers severe whiplash and is knocked unconscious. She has a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and suffers from residual headaches.  She is unable return to work for 3-months and loses wages. Jacob is liable to Kim for failing to use reasonable care while driving his Lyft ride share car.

Lyft | Vicariously Liability

Lyft is responsible for the harm caused by the wrongful conduct of its drivers while acting within the scope of their employment, agency or authority). This is called vicarious liability. Vicarious liability flows from the responsibility that a business entity (such as Lyft) has for the acts of its employees under the principle of respondeat superior. Respondeat superior is based on a deeply rooted sentiment that it would be unjust for a business enterprise to disclaim responsibility for injuries occurring in the course of operating its business.

Example Scenario 1 (cont’d): Kim suffers $30,000 in medical bills, loses $7,000 in lost wages and is still receiving neurological, medical follow-up treatment for her TBI. She is seeking well over $100,000 for her injuries, medical bills and lost wages. Jacob has no car insurance because he let it lapsed.  This means that Jacob’s does not have personal car insurance from which Kim may recover. This is a prime example where an injury claim against Lyft would be made.

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Juan J. Ordaz Jr. provides candid, hardworking and personal legal representation to individuals seeking a personal injury lawyer in San Diego County.  We help victims suffering from a variety of injuries, who have sustained their injuries through different types of injury producing events.  We believe that it is a necessity to represent people who have sustained traumatic and debilitating injuries, and suffered ultimate losses.

Call (619) 550-3617 today so that we may schedule your free and discreet consultation with a premier San Diego personal injury lawyer.

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Uber Car Accident | Personal Injury

Uber car accident liability is generally based on a claim of negligence via vicarious liability. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. Under the theory of respondeat superior, an employer is vicariously liable for an agent’s negligent acts that are committed within the scope of the agency.

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Uber | Car Accident

An Uber driver, just like any other driver, must use reasonable care in driving their vehicle. They must keep a lookout for pedestrians, obstacles, and other vehicles. They must also control the speed and movement of their vehicle. A failure to use reasonable care in driving an Uber ride share vehicle is negligence.

Example Scenario 1: Johnny is an Uber driver. He picks up Katie in Golden Hill, on 24th and Broadway, for an Uber fare. Katie is headed to Petco to watch the Padres. While driving to the game Johnny takes his eyes off the road to look at his phone’s GPS and slams into the back of a food delivery truck at 20-mph. Katie suffers severe whiplash and is knocked unconscious. She has a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and suffers from residual headaches.  She is unable return to work for 2-months and loses wages. Johnny is liable to Katie for failing to use reasonable care while driving his Uber car.

Uber | Vicariously Liability

Ride share (taxi) companies are responsible for the harm caused by the wrongful conduct of its drivers while acting within the scope of their employment (or authority). This is called vicarious liability. Vicarious liability flows from the responsibility that a business entity (such as Uber) has for the acts of its employees under the principle of respondeat superior. Respondeat superior is based on a deeply rooted sentiment that it would be unjust for a business enterprise to disclaim responsibility for injuries occurring in the course of its business.

Example Scenario 1 (cont’d): Katie suffers $35,000 in medical bills, loses $6,000 in lost wages and is still receiving neurological, medical follow-up treatment for her TBI. She is seeking well over $100,000 for her injuries, medical bills and lost wages. Johnny has only a limited $15,000 / $30,000 car insurance policy.  This means that the most Katie can recover from Johnny’s personal insurance is $15,000. This is a prime example where a claim against Uber would be made.

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