Rideshare company Uber recently filed a response in the Sofia Liu wrongful death case.
A wrongful death claim was filed against the company by San Francisco lawyer Chris Dolan on behalf of the family of Sofia Liu, a 6-year-old girl who was killed on New Year’s Eve when she and her family were run over by a Uber driver named Syed Muzzafar.
The lawsuit claims that Uber bears responsibility for the accident because the driver was on Uber’s application at the time of the crash.
Although the company admitted that driver Syed Muzzafar was one of its drivers, the company is attempting to avoid liability by claiming Muzzafar was an independent contractor and not on its application at the time of the accident.
“Uber and its affiliated companies sympathize with the Liu family and understand their desire for redress for their loss and their injuries,” Uber said in a statement. “However, the companies did not cause this tragic accident.”
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