Part of an Overarching Problem at the Rideshare Company
According to a recent lawsuit and a number of recent arrests, Lyft fosters an atmosphere of sexual harassment and worse. The rideshare company has a similar reputation surrounding sexual crimes as its counterpart Uber, whose drivers are arrested for sexual assault on a regular basis.
This news comes to us via the New York Post Its former users described the situation as a “sexual predator crisis.” Fourteen women from multiple states filed the lawsuit. Each one claims that their drivers sexually assaulted them. Each case happened since the beginning of 2018. According to the suit, Lyft does not do proper background checks on prospective drivers. This allows predators...
Gary Dordick takes personal injury lawyer of the year 2017.Turn on the local news, and there is a fair chance you’ll see a video of a car chase. Police car chases are not just a Southern California thing. However, recent evidence shows that it is more prevalent here. Perhaps the most famous of all of these car chases is the OJ Simpson Bronco getaway. Broadcast on live TV across the country it burned the idea of such chases into our brain.
Today, the greater Los Angeles metro area sees more chases than any other. There are many reasons why this is and we’re here to examine them.
Part of it has to do with the weather. It’s almost always warm and sunny in SoCal. Much less likely to see a high-speed chase on I-90 in two...
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Despite the efforts of MADD, and the government, people keep drinking and driving. It was appalling last weekend for the right thinking citizens of Southern California. According to the California Highway Patrol during the 4th of July weekend, they have arrested 66 drivers in San Diego County for suspicion of driving under the influence. The arrests occurred between 6:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 a.m. Monday.
California Highway Patrol Officer Mary Bailey said statewide there were 948 DUI arrests with nearly 20 more arrests over the same period last year. There has been one fatality reported in San Diego County and 23 traffic related fatalities statewide.
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The ridesharing company Uber is in trouble again, this time after allegedly discriminating against blind patrons. After being linked to various assaults, and even a murder spree in Michigan, the company is in hot water again.
The SF Gate reported on the story in which blind passengers allege that Uber drivers refused to allow their guide dogs in the vehicles with them.
Uber is now backtracking in the settlement, allowing the dogs in the vehicles and planning to fire any drivers that deny this request. Uber will also pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs.
The suit began in late 2014 after multiple Uber drivers refused to ferry blind passengers with their guide dogs. In one case an Uber...
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Uber is again in the headlines, this time for allegedly withholding important rights of employment from its drivers. The ridesharing service has claimed that it functions only as an intermediary for people to find transport. However, its drivers disagree and every month more examples of how this negatively affects both drivers and consumers is revealed.
The large case resulted in a $100 million settlement as reported by the NY Times. At the heart of the matter is whether or not Uber drivers are employees or contract workers.
The plaintiffs claimed that they are are employees and were entitled to basic rights, including earning minimum wage and receiving basic benefits. Uber...
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Car accidents are dangerous and depending on your speed at the time of collision you could incur severe injuries. These injuries can be of many kinds from as small as bruises to as big as brain and spinal cord injuries. However, one of the most common types of injuries that result from car crashes and collision is shoulder injury.
Fractures and dislocations of shoulder and the bones around them are very common even when the accidents are not that severe in nature. You should have enough information about shoulder traumas so you can act quickly if you or someone you love has a shoulder injury due to car accident.
Shoulder injuries can be of many types and so you need to have...
Closeup of a smart phone with a female hand texting and driving.
Texting and driving has become a very dangerous precedent on the road. Every day, thousands of Americans text and drive rather than listen to consistent statistics and evidence of why it is a dangerous practice. Many states have made the practice illegal and some have imposed heavy penalties for texting and driving.
Some have attempted to create new stops for drivers to pull over and use their phone. Consistently, it is shown that use of electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle can be dangerous for all people involved. Below are some surprising (or maybe not so surprising) facts tied to texting and driving:
Public opposition is strong:
94% of the public support...
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It’s all over the news. Speculation and research about the role of self driving vehicles have reached near a fever pitch. There’s been positioning to let these cars and trucks on the road as soon as possible. Many car and technology companies have been working hard to get the first widely available SDC on the road by the end of the decade if not sooner.
Medium had a fascinating look into how the country’s roads and economic system will shift as these vehicles hit the road. The concern is so high that Bloomberg even published an article asking if self driving trucks will destroy America.
With all of the hyperbole aside, it is very clear that a major culture shift...
Bikers like to ride in groupsUsually, motorcycle accidents are caused by things like careless driving (by the biker or another motorist) or road conditions. More rarely, accidents are caused by some defect in the motorcycle or one or more of its component parts. Understanding Product Liability Law Product liability law is a branch of tort law that deals with defective products. Products can be defective in several ways:
They can be inherently dangerous (have a dangerous design).
They can be defectively manufactured.
The manufacturer may fail to warn of known risks so that users can take precautions to avoid injuries.
When a motorcycle has a dangerous design, or a defect, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries caused by accidents...
By attorney Michael Ehline – One of my favorite comedians besides Dave Chapelle is definitely actor Tracy Morgan. Morgan was recently severely hurt in a collision with a Walmart tractor trailer truck as a passenger in his limo bus, and he may not return to acting any time soon. According to Morgan’s attorney Benedict Morelli, the 45 year old actor and comedian suffered a brain injury and other harm in the June 7, 2014 crash. The lawyer stated that the doctors are not certain with the outcome of Morgan’s injuries, and he has been in physical and vocational therapy. He is working on cognitive and speech issues.
Morgan is currently still using a wheel chair and the attorney said he was still struggling with the injuries caused during...