Episode 70 - The Dark Side of Ridesharing with Bret Stanley

The Dirty Verdict

03-05-2024 • 53 mins

In this compelling episode of The Dirty Verdict, hosts Peter Taaffe and Kyle Herbert delve into the complexities of rideshare safety and legal battles with their guest, Bret Stanley, a seasoned lawyer with extensive experience in litigation against major rideshare companies. Bret offers an in-depth analysis of the current issues surrounding rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, particularly focusing on driver misconduct and the legal responsibilities of these companies to ensure rider safety.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Rideshare Risks and Legal Accountability: Bret discusses his involvement in multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Uber, focusing on cases of sexual assault and driver misconduct. He shares insights on how these cases are handled legally and the challenges in holding rideshare companies accountable.
  • Safety Reports and Transparency: The conversation highlights Uber's safety reports, which reveal significant incidents of sexual assaults. Bret emphasizes the lack of transparency and the need for rideshare companies to improve safety measures.
  • Impact on Passengers and Drivers: The podcast explores the real-world consequences of policy failures, including detailed accounts of specific legal cases where drivers or passengers were harmed due to inadequate safety protocols.
  • Advice for Rideshare Users: Bret provides practical advice for rideshare users, especially concerning safety measures that passengers can take to protect themselves.
  • Future of Rideshare Litigation: Bret speculates on the future trends in rideshare litigation and the potential changes in law and policy that could make ridesharing safer for everyone.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone who uses rideshare services or is interested in the intersection of technology, safety, and law. Whether you're a regular Uber user or a legal professional, Bret's insights provide a deep dive into the often unseen aspects of ridesharing that affect millions of people every day.

Hosts: Kyle Herbert: https://www.herberttrial.com

Bill Ogden: https://fbtrial.com/attorneys/bill-ogden/

Peter Taffe: https://comeauxmediation.com/attorney/peter-taaffe/