Rhode Island Jury to decide if Uber responsible for passenger’s injuries

A federal judge has ruled that a jury should decide whether the ride-hailing giant Uber Technology, Inc., should be held responsible for injuries a passenger suffered while getting a ride from T.F. Green Airport to his hotel in 2017.

Ramifications of this case are key to the employee misclassification inquiries and lawsuits affecting employers nationwide.

Read Providence Journal’s Jan 26th reporting of the lawsuit filed in December 2017 stating the back seat passenger took Uber from the airport Sept. 25, 2017 when it collided with an abandoned car on a highway.