Technological transport platforms will have civil liability for accidents

May 11 , 2018 // Specialty

Published in Telemetro

By Executive Decree No. 47 of April 27, 2018, the Executive made modifications to Executive Decree No. 331, which regulates the luxury transportation service offered through information and communication technology.
This is Article 13 whereby the company was considered jointly and severally liable for the owners and drivers of the vehicles that provide the service to the State, users and third parties.
With the reform, in terms of civil liability, the company will be held responsible according to the special laws that regulate the matter, and seeks to clarify technical aspects of the Decree that do not generate conflicts of interpretation on civil liability that may arise from traffic accidents, in which the ICT luxury transport service is involved.
The Government indicated that the responsibility of the companies that provide the ICT luxury transport service will be governed by the special rules, providing the user with a wide range of Laws that protect their rights.
The lawyer Víctor Martínez explained to Telemetro.com that the reform is a great step forward since it will be possible to act at a civil level and through it. However, he said that to be effective, it must be verified that these transports have insurance so that they can be held civilly responsible.
While the amendment to Article 16 establishes a six-month extension period until October 31, 2018 so that operators can cash in for the ICT luxury transport service provided and thus allow a longer period for them to achieve other options of payment, also benefiting users.
Article 8 on the requirement of commercial insurance policies, does not contemplate any change.

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Plataformas tecnológicas de transporte tendrán responsabilidad civil por accidentes
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