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California Ruling Puts Pressure on Uber and Lyft to Change How They Treat Drivers

Published on Jun 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm in News.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are making a big impact on major cities and suburbs. They provide an easy and safe way for people to get to their locations. With such a large demand, the rideshare companies need to have drivers to support their users. The companies call them independent contractors, but the drivers are pushing for something more that will improve their status and benefits.

What’s Changing for Rideshare Company Workers?

There was a recent court ruling that’s going to affect companies that want to keep their workers as independent contractors.

Uber Removes Sexual Assault Arbitration Clause

Published on May 23, 2018 at 4:02 pm in News.

The popular rideshare company Uber is changing its terms of service when it comes to dealing with issues of sexual assault. In the past, there was a clause that stated passengers who claim their drivers sexually assaulted them need to resolve the matter through arbitration. This method keeps the matter quiet and takes away the chance to have a trial by jury.

However, after CNN released an investigation that revealed Uber has 103 drivers who had been accused of sexually assaulting passengers, the cases can be brought to arbitration, meditation, or open court.

Uber’s aim is to give the survivors their voice and control back by bringing those who assaulted them to justice. They’re aiming to be more transparent about the issue and are trying to make their company safer for everyone.

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.

How Will Autonomous Cars Change Rideshare Companies?

Published on Apr 27, 2018 at 5:40 pm in Technology.

Autonomous cars, often referred to as self-driving cars, are being tested in several cities across the U.S. Despite the fact that there have been issues, the technology itself is something that will continue to progress until the day when the vehicles will likely become commonplace. Self-driving technology may one day affect every component of our lives—from city design to commute times, the job economy, and the legal world—but how will it affect rideshare companies and those who depend on these services?

The first thing to consider is that self-driving vehicle technology is almost ideal for rideshare systems and communities that are built and operate with rideshare services in mind. This is one reason that major rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have both spearheaded self-driving vehicle testing projects. Uber maintains its own project while Lyft is working with General Motors.

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.

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