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Ways to Prevent an Accident While Riding in an Uber Car

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm in Uber Accidents.

Ridesharing services like Uber can provide quick and reliable transportation when you need it the most. Uber is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone; however, accidents do and have happened. As a passenger, you may not think you can do a whole lot to prevent or avoid an accident in an Uber; but if you take into consideration the tips below, you’ll be aiding in the prevention of any possible wrecks.

Check Out the Driver Beforehand. Often times, you can find multiple drivers available to take you from one location to the next. It’s a good idea to check out past reviews and experiences before choosing a driver. Select the one you’re most comfortable with.

What Are Some Criticisms of Uber?

Published on May 14, 2018 at 10:25 am in Uber Accidents.

Rideshare services provide an easy answer to getting to your destination without worrying about driving. While there are a few options to choose from, Uber is one of the most recognizable. While many people use this service, the company isn’t without it criticisms about safety and how they treat their employees.

If you’ve been in a car accident involving Uber, an Uber accident lawyer from the Rideshare Law Group can help you get compensation for your injuries. We understand how a car accident claim can be overwhelming to deal with on your own. We’ll stand by your side every step of the way.

Uber Driver Drove Perpendicular to Traffic, Leading to Serious Accident

Published on Apr 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm in Uber Accidents.

In August 2017, an Illinois woman filed suit against Uber in state court in New Jersey, claiming that a negligent driver caused a significant traffic accident last year. According to the woman, an Uber driver was driving perpendicular to traffic when they “suddenly and inexplicably veered through four lanes of traffic”. The driver then collided into the woman, who was en route to the New York City marathon. She was knocked unconscious and sustained a serious knee injury.

The Illinois woman is now suing for negligence, fraud, and other allegations. This is just one of the many similar cases filed against Uber in recent years. Many of the cases make related claims that Uber’s safety and training procedures are woefully inadequate and can result in this type of unsafe behavior by drivers.

Legal Options for Uber Drivers Who Are Injured in a Wreck

Published on Apr 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm in Uber Accidents.

With rideshare companies like Uber becoming more popular in major cities and towns, many people are taking advantage of the opportunity to work as a driver. People are always trying to travel efficiently through the city without depending on cars or public transportation. This job requires drivers to be responsible and alert, and most drivers are. However, even the safest Uber drivers can get in accidents due to the negligence of others.

When other drivers don’t use their signal, disobey the speed limit, or are driving while distracted, they can collide with the Uber driver and cause injuries and damages. There even could be instances of pedestrians not looking and walking into oncoming traffic. These cases can be difficult and confusing because of the different parties involved. If you’re an Uber driver who has been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, an Uber accident lawyer from the Rideshare Law Group can help. We’ll work tirelessly to get you compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, injuries, and damages.

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Had Issues Before Arizona Accident

Published on Mar 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm in Uber Accidents.

In the ongoing investigation following the recent Tempe, Arizona car accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian who unfortunately lost her life, most of the focus has been on that singular instance and what might have happened to cause the car to crash into the victim while traveling on automonous with a safety driver on board. When investigators realized that the vehicle should have been able to detect the pedestrian with the level of infrared technology the vehicle had, the investigation turned inward.

Now The New York Times is reporting that Uber’s self-driving vehicles were failing to live up to the company’s expectations months before the crash. According to the investigation, Uber’s self-driving cars were struggling to drive through construction areas on roads and highways as well as near tall vehicles like commercial trucks. Uber’s human safety drivers had to intervene far more often than the drivers of other self-driving vehicles currently being tested that were placed on the roads by other automonous vehicle competitors like Waymo.