Nashville attorney Stan Davis is proud to support Tennessee legislation HB0992/SB0907, which are amendments to the Transportation Network Company Services Act.
Online PR News – 02-September-2015 – Nashville, Tennessee – Attorney Stan Davis is proud to support Tennessee legislation HB0992/SB0907, which are amendments to the Transportation Network Company Services Act. The amendments specifically target ride-sharing companies including Uber and Lyft, holding them to standards followed by traditional taxicabs. Davis served on a committee of lawyers and interested parties in advising and advocating for the new law, which was signed by the Governor in May 2015. The most important provision for Davis, as a car and truck accident attorney, is the minimum insurance requirements for ride-sharing companies. Under the old law, drivers carried their own policies for their passengers. Under the new law, the ride sharing drivers must carry a commercial insurance policy of no less than million dollars when a passenger is in the car.
Davis explained why this is important: “This minimum requirement of a commercial insurance policy at no less than one million dollars is absolutely necessary to protect not only passengers, but also drivers. While previously, the drivers were required to carry their own policies on their cars, most people only carry the state minimum. If a driver was carrying a few passengers and got into a catastrophic car accident, the passengers would not be able to recover anywhere near enough money to pay their hospital bills and lost wages. It also protects the driver from being personally sued by a passenger who was unable to recover the full extent of their injuries with a minimum policy. Bottom line, these ride sharing companies are commercial transportation carriers, and they must have the proper insurance policies to protect everyone in the event of an accident.”
Attorney Stan Davis has been practicing personal injury law in Nashville since 1997 and represents injury victims after a car or truck accident. Davis has also represented many taxi drivers for claims throughout the greater Nashville area. Davis has been named one of the most prolific trial lawyers in the state of Tennessee every year since 2005, as reported in the Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter. When he is not practicing law, Davis enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also an attorney, and their son.
To contact Stan Davis, call him directly at (615) 690-2080 or fill out the contact form here: http://www.standavislaw.com/contact.html.