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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.

How to Report an Unsafe Uber Driver

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm in Uber Accidents.

Rideshare companies like Uber provide users with a convenient service for a decent price. Most Uber vehicles are well maintenanced and cleaned and the drivers are courteous and safe behind the wheel. But what happens when an Uber driver isn’t safe? You may feel like you just have to move on from the experience and hope it doesn’t happen again, but this is not the case. Uber provides its customers with a way to report unsafe drivers, in hopes of getting those individuals off the road.

Lawsuit Against Uber for Passengers Who Were Kicked Out in Illinois

Published on Jan 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm in Rideshare Lawsuits.

In late December 2018, a lawsuit involving people who were injured after an Uber driver made them leave the car in a dangerous area was brought back by an appellate court in Illinois. They decided that the driver could have reasonably foreseen that the couple could have been injured by a speeding car.

The panel was made up of three judges. They decided that the Uber driver Farid Kessanti and other people involved acted negligently when the Uber passengers Sean Kramer and Jasmine Vega were left in a poorly lit area. The area also had bars and likely had people who weren’t sober, and the Uber driver could have seen that a car collision could possibly happen. The panel brought back this claim because of the context where the passengers were left.

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