Uber

Uber is an American venture-funded startup and transportation network company based in San Francisco, California that makes mobile application software ("app") that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. The company arranges pickups in dozens of cities around the world.Initially, Uber drivers had cars such as Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalades, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S550 sedans. After 2012, Uber added a wider selection of cars to market to a broader cross-section of the market, called UberX. Cars are reserved by sending a text message or by using a mobile app. Using the apps, customers can track their reserved car's location.
Posts about Uber
  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … roads from using wireless communication device (i.e., mobile phones) to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle. Texting and driving in Texas will be punishable by a fine of $25-$99, which raises to $100-$200 for any subsequent offenses. Cities which have passed similar ordinances relating to phone use while…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Who is Responsible in an Uber Car Accident?

    … Popular ridesharing companies like Uber1 and Lyft have been taking the transportation industry by storm and giving taxicab companies a run for their money. Over the past several years, Uber has quickly surpassed cab companies in urban areas, such as Philadelphia, for safety, cleanliness, convenience, and affordability. When riders download…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • Can Social Media Companies be Liable for Distracted Driving?

    … Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States, in part due to the rise of smartphones and mobile apps. We are constantly connected to our friends and family, our email, and our social media accounts and this constant connectivity brings about a sense of urgency for many people when it comes to communication. For example, when someone…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … spending millions of dollars lobbying state legislatures nationwide to get laws changed and make it harder to sue the company. We have two class action cases pending against Uber, one in Wisconsin and one in Indiana. And in both states, when Uber thought it might be in trouble, it simply went to the legislature and changed the law. Now future…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    …, vehicle safety and insurance coverage.” In 2014 and 2015 the PUC granted experimental authority to three TNC’s: Yellow Z, Uber and Lyft. The Commission oversees transportation services operating throughout Pennsylvania – including taxis, limousines and ride-hailing services – with the exception of Philadelphia, where those activities are regulated…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Eliminating Car Accident Deaths By 2040

    …. Certain companies, such as Uber, are even creating self-driving semi-trucks. These commercial vehicles will be speed-limited and more aware of their surroundings. Notable Statistics According to the United States Department of transportation, 17,775 people were killed in roadway accidents between January and June of 2016. That is a 10 percent…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Car Accidents While Riding Uber in Dallas TX

    …Injured in an accident while riding in (or driving) an Uber vehicle? Our Dallas attorneys can help you file a claim and recover the money you’re owed. Liability Issues With Uber Technology has improved everything involved with our everyday life, including advancements in how we experience our night life. Uber (which includes UberX, UberXL…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … ride-sharing program are considered independent contractors. They are expected to maintain their own private insurance. Accordingly, after an accident, Uber will argue that it is a technology company that provides the platform, but is not the drivers’ employer. The good news for Uber passengers is that Uber manages an insurance policy in addition…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
  • Could Uber And Lyft Be Leaving Chicago?

    … The ride-sharing services of Uber and Lyft have made an enormous impact on the transportation sector. It has allowed travelers to access affordable rates and have given private car owners a way to earn money as a supplementary or full-time income. However, these companies have received some criticisms over the years as traditional taxi service…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Uber Drivers Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors… in the UK

    … Our lawsuits against Uber have generated national press. Just about every major media outlet in the United States has covered the battle between corporate goliath Uber (market capitalization $62 billion) and its drivers. Many of those drivers struggle to earn even minimum wage. Now that battle seems to be going global. A British law firm has…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Journal Sentinel

    …Former Uber driver sues company, saying he is owed overtime, tips by Bruce Vielmetti | Link to original source (122K) A former driver for Uber has sued the giant ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking unpaid overtime, tips and other payments on behalf of all current and former drivers in Wisconsin. The suit asks the court to “properly…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
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  • Milwaukee Magazine

    … by a lawyer representing driver Lamont Lathan, claims that the company misclassifies drivers as independent contractors when they should be termed employees – thus depriving the drivers of overtime pay and benefits. The suit makes numerous claims, including that the company withholds tips from its drivers, and that it violates minimum wage laws…

    Due Diligence- 33 readers -
  • Radio 620 WTMJ

    …Local Uber driver sues company by John Mercure | Link to original source A former Milwaukee Uber driver is suing the company over the amount of money he’s making working for the ride sharing service. Lamont Lathan says Uber owes him overtime and tips. Brian Mahany represents Lathan in the lawsuit. He says after talking to hundred of other…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
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