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July 2018

Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

100 Self-Driving Car Operators Terminated After Fatal Uber Crash

Few car accidents have received more national attention in recent years than the spate of accidents involving self-driving cars. These high-profile accidents have varied, whether they are related to Google's first self-driving car crash in 2016 or the first driver killed with a self-driving vehicle's "Autopilot" system turned on (Tesla's Tesla S model sports car in 2016). Most recently, however,…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Staying on Top of Latest Legal Changes Is Essential for Ride-Sharing Accident Litigation

When new technology transforms our lives, it can be difficult to remember what life was like before those technologies existed. For example, it was only 1989 when the first Internet service providers offered the public Internet access for a fixed monthly fee. Today, most homes have rapid Internet download speeds, Netflix access and similar technologies that are taken for granted.…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Ride-Sharing Causes More City Traffic Than It Prevents, According to Report

For most drivers, it likely comes as little surprise that traffic congestion is a frequent contributing cause of car accidents. Now, to be sure, traffic is not nearly as dangerous to public safety as drunk or distracted driving, but this does not mean traffic congestion is a negligible safety risk. Far from it, in fact. Today, there are well over…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Gallup Poll Finds That 3 in 10 Americans Rely on Ride-Sharing

It is no great surprise that, in many respects, ride-sharing has transformed how millions of Americans travel. The fact that millions of Americans depend on ride-sharing for transportation is reinforced by Uber's $72 billion valuation in early 2018. And, in the city of San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area alone, Uber drivers made more than $1.07 billion in 2017. To…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to Roads, Albeit With Changes

In March of 2018, the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Arizona. The accident involved an Uber self-driving vehicle, and shortly thereafter, the leading ride-sharing company took its self-driving vehicles off the road. Now, approximately four months after that fatal incident, Uber is returning its self-driving cars to public roads. However, there are notable changes meant to…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 22, 2018

How Significant of a Safety Risk Is Drowsy Driving for the Rideshare Industry?

Time (and time worked) is money for independent contractors such as Uber and Lyft drivers. The more time that is spent on the road, naturally, the more money an Uber or Lyft driver can make in a day of work. As work hours and a long workday accrue, however, the risk of drowsy driving and its inherent dangers increase as well.…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 22, 2018

Legal Considerations When Choosing an Uber Accident Lawyer

As you might imagine, the legal facts of an Uber accident raise different questions and complexities compared to a more typical auto accident. As such, it is generally a good idea to choose an attorney who has experience representing injured victims of Uber accidents. However, choosing an attorney who has already represented past Uber accident victims is only one of several important…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 22, 2018

What Happens When Rideshare Background Checks Fail and Victims’ Lives Are Permanently Changed?

Victims of car accidents can have their lives turned upside down in an instant, and all too often, acts of negligence or legal wrongdoing are a cause of the victim's injuries. In terms of rideshare accidents, the issue of background checks is one that arises frequently when discussing the harms riders can face. This is true whether the harms are…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 22, 2018

Can Driverless Car Victims Be Prevented From Suing?

In recent months, accidents involving self-driving cars have received plenty of attention and subsequent public outcry. In some respects, this outcry was inevitable following the first self-driving car death in March of 2018. While these dangerous and sometimes deadly accidents are all awful in their own way, the legal liability of self-driving car accidents may soon become a particularly troublesome…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 22, 2018

Do Self-Driving Cars Have a Fatal Flaw?

While some may see self-driving cars as both the inevitable future and a necessary innovation for safer roads, it is clear that these ambitions have yet to be realized. Uber, for example, has dealt with blowback from the first self-driving car death involving an autonomous vehicle in March of 2018, and a Tesla driver passed away relying on a self-driving…
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