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How Many Types of Uber Vehicles Are There?

Published on Mar 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm in Uber Accidents.

Rideshare companies are providing new alternatives to transportation that makes it easier to get people where they need to go. They don’t have to worry about driving in a new place, paying for gas, or finding a parking space. All people who want to use the service have to do is download the app to request a ride. Uber is one of these companies and are present in many major cities and towns.

Pennsylvania State Government Sues Uber for Data Breach

Published on Mar 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm in News.

Big news out of the state of Pennsylvania. According to the Attorney General’s Office, thousands of Uber drivers were unaware of an alleged data breach. Did Uber owe a duty to private citizens to inform drivers of this?

On March 5, 2018, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for violating Pennsylvania’s data breach notification law. Uber knew for more than a year that a data breach potentially impacting 57 million passengers and drivers around the world had happened – but the company failed to disclose the breach until last November.

Kansas Woman Sues Uber for Getting a Driver Who Raped Her

Published on Mar 6, 2018 at 1:49 pm in Rideshare Accidents.

Do you have any idea who the driver of a rideshare vehicle is? Many people who use a service like Lyft or Uber in cities such as Las Vegas, or NYC, or Chicago believe that the driver has had a background check done prior to driving strangers around in a vehicle. Current drivers are indeed required to pass a background check, but every now and then a case happens where a driver falls through the cracks.

One such disturbing case was filed in June 2017. A Kansas City woman filed a lawsuit against Uber, saying a former driver with a criminal record raped her after driving her home in January. The lawsuit named two defendants– the company and the former driver, Yahkhahnahn Ammi. According to the lawsuit, Ammi drove the woman to multiple locations then talked his way into her home after driving her there. He then attacked her. The lawsuit alleges that Uber failed to act on earlier reports of Ammi assaulting others.

Man Drove for Uber After Deadly Crash in D.C. Metro Area

Published on Feb 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm in Uber Accidents.

Do you know what type of driver you will be getting before you enter an Uber vehicle? A man accused of hitting and killing a high school football coach on the Capital Beltway last summer while driving a box truck later drove for Uber after that deadly crash. Carlos Alberto Garcia, 42, killed 52-year-old Leonard Schultz in June 2017 when the box truck he was driving drifted into the median area at the split of westbound I-495 and I-95 South/I-495/I-395 North in Springfield and struck him, according to the VSP.

Garcia was initially charged with reckless driving after the crash, but federal authorities pulled his license to operate a commercial vehicle after discovering it was his second crash in less than 24 hours. This type of situation is devastating to imagine.

What Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against Uber?

Published on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm in Uber Accidents.

Many people are familiar with the popular ridesharing company, Uber, which takes away the stress of not having a car. You simply download the app, request a ride, and a car comes to pick you up and take you to your destination. But when car accidents factor in to the mix, it can get complicated. Uber has faced a number of lawsuits because of car accidents, treatment of employees, and sometimes their hiring processes.

Determining fault and settlements are difficult to do on your own. If you’ve been in a car accident with an Uber car, an Uber accident lawyer from the Rideshare Law Group can help you with your claim and get you a favorable settlement.

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