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The Dangers of Using a Rental Scooter After Drinking Alcohol

Published on Nov 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm in Electric Scooters.

This might come as a surprise, but DUIs extend to any vehicle with a motor or that can be driven. That includes motorcycles, bicycles, and that’s right, even electric scooters. Even though motorized scooters are not explicitly mentioned, since they have motors and have to be operated, they technically fall under the term “motor vehicle.”

You might think you’re being clever and savvy by renting an electric scooter to get home after a night out, but you’re actually being just as dangerous and negligent as a person who gets behind the wheel. And if you get caught, you’ll end up spending much more than the price of a scooter or rideshare on fines.

How to Tell if a Vehicle on the Road Is Autonomous

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm in Rideshare Safety.

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As increased discussions happen regarding the future of self-driving cars and how they could impact our roadways, you might wonder just how you’ll be able to tell if a vehicle on the road is autonomous. While the designs will vary by manufacturer, it’s likely most driverless cars will have similar, identifiable features. It’s also possible traditional features drivers are used to seeing could be missing.

The two most popular rideshare companies, Lyft and Uber, are testing autonomous vehicles in certain cities across the country. Learning how to recognize a driverless car now could help you prepare for how traffic and driving will change in the future.

Lawsuit Alleges Lyft is Mishandling a “Sexual Predator Crisis” Involving Drivers

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm in Rideshare Safety.

Rideshare services like Lyft are supposed to offer safe, efficient, and cost-effective rides to those who request them. Whether a person needs to get across town because their car is in the shop, taking a taxi would be too expensive, or someone is getting home responsibly after a night out at the bar, rideshare drivers have a responsibility to take passengers to their requested location. Some drivers, however, are committing heinous acts of sexual assault.

According to an article published by USA TODAY, a lawsuit has been filed against Lyft, claiming the company is mishandling a “sexual predator crisis.” The case was filed on September 4, 2019 and involves 14 women who say they were sexually assaulted by Lyft drivers in 2018 and 2019.

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.

How Does the Concept of Negligence Apply to a Rideshare Accident?

Published on Aug 26, 2019 at 9:16 am in Rideshare Accidents.

When you order an Uber or Lyft, you expect to get to your destination safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, not all rides end as they should. If you were in a rideshare accident, you can hire a lawyer to help you seek compensation for your losses related to the accident. Proving fault with a rideshare crash can be challenging, but your attorney can investigate your situation. In some cases, they may be able to apply the concept of negligence to the event.

What is Negligence?

Negligence refers to the legal cause of damage. If a person fails to use reasonable care, does something that a reasonably prudent person would not do, or departs from what a reasonable member of a community would do in that same community and someone is injured as a result, their actions or inactions can be classified as negligent.

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