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
  • 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- 14 readers -
  • Draining the Swamp – Big Biz and Lobbyists (Whistleblower Post)

    … in the Empire State and that was just for the first six months of 2016. The hospitals in New York spent $1.5 million for the same six month period. And the NY State Nurses Association? $2.3 million. The president elect talks about “draining the swamp”. Whether you identify as a Republican or Democrat, tens of millions of Americans were sympathetic…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    … On November 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) commended Governor Wolf and members of the General Assembly for crafting and approving legislation that provides for permanent statewide authority for ride-hailing services. “Today’s bill-signing by the Governor marks the end of a process that began nearly three years ago, when…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Eliminating Car Accident Deaths By 2040

    … awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. From there, it is hoped that technological advancements will make a significant impact. The introduction of self-driving cars is expected to make roadways much safer, as human error will be taken out of the equation. Self-driving passenger vehicles are currently being developed by numerous automakers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • Car Accidents While Riding Uber in Dallas TX

    …, UberSELECT, and UberBLACK) is a ride-sharing service app that allows a user to request instantaneous transportation at the push of a button on a smart phone. While simplifying transportation needs for today’s technology age (and helping to reduce the high number of drunk driving accidents) a question arises regarding issues of insurance claims…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • What Happens If My Uber Is In An Accident?

    … Ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft have increased in popularity over the years. Uber, like its competitor, offers the public an alternative to hired transportation, while giving private car owners an opportunity to earn extra income with their personal vehicle. Although this innovative business model has been very advantageous to those who…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 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- 18 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 -
  • Milwaukee Magazine

    …Milwaukee-area Driver Sues Uber by Tom Tolan | Link to original source (118K) Lawsuit claims drivers should be classified as employees; class action sought A Milwaukee area driver is suing Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-sharing giant, in federal court, and seeking to make the suit a Wisconsin-specific class action. The suit, filed Friday…

    Due Diligence- 31 readers -
  • Radio 620 WTMJ

    … drivers, his client has a legitimate case. “When Uber started, drivers were making more money.” Mahany says there are a few factors to take into account with this case. “One, there’s an over saturation of drivers in many markets,” Mahany says. “And as Uber competes more heavily with other ride share services like Lyft, the amount of money paid to drivers is being reduced.” Mahany joined John Mercure on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News to talk about the lawsuit. The post Radio 620 WTMJ appeared first on Mahany Law. …

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • Fox 6

    … by someone new, their own drivers. “More and more drivers are becoming unhappy,” said Brian Mahany, attorney. Friday, Attorney Brian Mahany filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of drivers in Wisconsin. Mahany says many drivers make less than minimum wage. “Maintenance on the vehicle, cost, gasoline, insurance, all of their downtime…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
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