In the dynamic realm of the gig economy, the legal landscape in Pennsylvania is experiencing continued transformation as the law struggles to keep up with the increased usage of industry giants such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and their contemporaries. These platforms have not only reshaped how we commute and consume services, but they have also sparked a myriad of legal challenges.
One of those challenges involves the ability of these companies to defend themselves against claims of alleged driver negligence following motor vehicle accidents. Gig transportation companies have become an increasingly popular defendant for plaintiffs to target. This is due to both the increase in the various apps over the past decade, as well as a means for plaintiffs to target a deep-pocketed defendant.