In the state of georgia when you pay a cab driver in advance and the cab company takes the cab from the driver, because the driver did not pay his fees. Who is reasponsable to give the custumer back there money

I paid the driver in advance and
he did not pay his fees to the
company and they took his cab. Who
is responsable to give my money

Asked on May 26, 2016 under Business Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the business arrangement. If the money was turned over to the cab company, then they pay him a portion of it or wages to drive, they are iiable; but if he keeps all fares (i.e. he basically rents or leases the cab from them, but any money he makes is his), then he is liable. Bear in mind that if neither pays voluntarily, the only way to get the money back would be to sue, and it may not be worth the time and cost (court costs, at least, even if you act as your own attorney) to sue, even in small claims court, for the money.

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