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Ridesharing services offered through Uber and Lyft are popular in public transportation. While the ridesharing industry is growing rapidly, so too are legal issues relating to liability when Uber and Lyft drivers are involved in an accident. The question of who is responsible puts many customers in a tough position after an accident. Innocent riders could be flung into a protracted legal battle after an accident. While Uber and Lyft advertise million-dollar liability insurance policies to protect their customers, they consider their drivers independent contractors, which can complicate the issue of liability.