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Florida Uber Driver Arrested After DUI Crash Investigation

Published on Mar 25, 2020 at 7:15 am in Uber Accidents.

Earlier this month, a Florida Uber driver was arrested for his role in a fatal DUI crash that killed his passenger. The driver is being held on charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

The accident occurred during the early morning hours of January 8, 2020. Uber driver, 27-year-old Clint Fischer Jr., was driving Estevan Pascual of Orland to Haines City. Fischer hit the back of a tractor-trailer, which was nearly stopped at US 17/92 and Shamrock Drive. While Fischer only sustained minor facial injuries and was transported to AdventHealth Heart of Florida, Pascual suffered blunt force trauma to the head and died at the scene.

South Carolina Lawsuit Filed for Staged Uber Hit-and-Runs

Published on Mar 20, 2020 at 6:45 am in Uber Accidents.

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The James River Insurance company filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a series of Uber hit-and-run accidents never happened or were deliberately caused as part of an insurance scam. The lawsuit was filed in August 2019 and is now receiving national attention.

According to the lawsuit outlined in The State, several defendants hailed Uber vehicles that were rear-ended by other cars. The passengers would then seek medical treatment at local hospitals and file claims with James River Insurance. Currently, the claims total more than $75,000.

Richmond Couple Livestreamed “Nightmare” Uber Ride

Published on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:40 am in Uber Accidents.

A couple in Richmond, Virginia live-streamed their Uber ride on Facebook as their driver was speeding through the streets of the city in an attempt to catch another car that rear-ended them.

John Murray and Tameka Swann were picked up from their home on the city’s Northside around 8 p.m. on February 10, 2020. Shortly after their driver pulled away from the curb, the vehicle was rear-ended on Chamberlayne Avenue. According to Swann, the Uber driver pulled over to exchange information, but the other driver quickly went around them and sped off. That’s when the Uber driver began to chase after the hit-and-run driver.

Uber Claims Injured Philadelphia Woman Signed Away Her Rights to a Jury Trial

Published on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm in Uber Accidents.

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Jillian Kemenosh fractured her spine after her Uber driver ran a red light in March 2018. Kemenosh is looking to hold the company accountable for her injuries, but Uber claims she waived her rights to a jury trial when she agreed to the terms and conditions. According to the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, however, Kemenosh cannot be forced to settle her claim behind closed doors.

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.