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What You Need to Know About Uber’s Driver Screening Process

Published on Nov 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm in Uber Accidents.

We’ve always been told not to get into cars with strangers. While it’s great advice, advancements in technology have made getting into a stranger’s car into a commodity. It’s not exactly a bad thing—more people than ever before have access to reliable transportation for a relatively low cost. But we’re still left with a question: Is it safe to be in the car with this person?

More recently, Uber has been in the news with problems concerning safety. Some drivers reportedly physically and sexually assaulted their riders, others have gone off route and scared their riders so badly that they get out of the car and call for help. On the more serious end, a rider mistakenly got into a car who she thought was her Uber and was murdered by the driver posing as her Uber driver. To combat having more unacceptable scenarios that put their riders in serious danger, Uber has tightened their driver screening process.

What Happens When an Uber Driver Causes a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Published on Aug 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm in Uber Accidents.

A regular hit-and-run accident comes with many difficulties for the injured parties. But when the hit-and-run was caused by an Uber driver, everything gets even more complicated. In a regular car accident, you would exchange insurance information with the driver who caused the accident. A hit-and-run, however, is different because the driver who caused the accident flees the scene before you can ask them for their information.

And when an Uber driver was the cause, you have even more to deal with because you don’t have much information and you’re up against a big company. You’ll need the help of an experienced rideshare lawyer to fight for your rights.

What Can Uber and Lyft Drivers Not Do While Behind the Wheel?

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm in Uber Accidents.

Planning out the logistics of using a car in a city involves knowing the quickest routes, where to park, and how much parking could cost. Many people choose to avoid this headache by using rideshare services like Uber or Lyft. As rideshare options are becoming more readily available to people all over the country, there are still important factors about the drivers that users should know.

Rideshare drivers are just like any other drivers—which means they can make mistakes if they act negligently or recklessly. If you’ve been in a car accident involving a rideshare driver, you can get justice. While these cases can be tricky, you can get the help of an Uber accident injury attorney from the Rideshare Law Group.

What You May Not Know About Uber Drivers

Published on Feb 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm in Uber Accidents.

People often look to rideshare companies like Uber to help get them to their destinations. It works well for people if they’re in a new place and don’t know the way around. This is also a great option for people who don’t want to worry about driving and parking their car.

Uber drivers are considered independent contractors and are not legally considered employees of the company. They’re also not required to undergo any special training. In fact, it’s easier to get hired as an Uber driver than most other driving jobs in the U.S. Here are some additional facts and information you may not know about Uber drivers:

Tempe, AZ Faces Lawsuit After Uber Self-Driving Crash

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm in Uber Accidents.

Nearly a year ago in March 2018, a woman in Tempe, AZ was killed in a crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle. The woman’s family has recently filed a $10 million claim against the City of Tempe.

When Elaine Herzberg was hit and killed by the self-driving car, which was a Volvo sport-utility vehicle, she was walking outside of a crosswalk on Mill Avenue. Her husband and daughter, who are being represented by Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, are claiming the city created a dangerous situation by paving the median where pedestrians were not supposed to walk. The lawsuit is seeking $5 million in compensation for each of the surviving family members.

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