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matthew-hamilton-135738-copy-300x200On March 13, 2016, Robert and Ruth Robinson requested an Uber through the phone app. They were picked up by driver Baher Tamim. The Robinson’s allege that Tamim’s negligence caused his vehicle to crash into another car that was stopped at a red light near Post Street in San Francisco. In a lawsuit filed in April against Uber, its wholly owned subsidiary Rasier LLC, and Tamim, the Robinsons cliam that the driver’s negligence behind the wheel caused them injuries.

Ride-sharing services like Uber have become extremely popular around the country. They can be incredibly convenient and can increase safety on the roads by ensuring that overly tired or inebriated individuals do not drive. However, ride-sharing drivers are normal individuals. They are not trained or expert drivers, and they can be careless, reckless, and intentionally harmful when driving. When this behavior causes an accident and results in their passengers becoming injured, the drivers and the ride-sharing companies face civil liability.

If you were injured in an accident caused by your ride-sharing service driver’s negligence, contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney from Brod Law Firm. Uber and other services carry insurance plans, but you may need help filing a successful insurance claim or representation for a personal injury suit.

moher9rdrgy-arkady-lifshits-300x198Self-driving cars are being tested across the country and may soon become a more common way to get around town. Self-driving Uber vehicles, however, will no longer be allowed on San Francisco streets, at least for the time-being. An ongoing battle between Uber and California regulators has finally resulted in a ban on permits to Uber self-driving vehicles. The ban comes after complaints from cyclists and others that these vehicles have been breaking the law and causing unsafe conditions on the road.

Concerns Over Safety

Self-driving Uber cars just showed recently up on the streets and already there are serious safety concerns. Although these vehicles have drivers aboard, there are fears that the cars are not properly adhering to traffic laws. The most important worry is that the vehicles do not make legal right turns. Vehicles are supposed to merge into the right lane to accommodate bicyclists safely. However, Uber technology may not handle turns in that manner. Instead, the vehicles make a right turn without merging, cutting off cyclists. This could cause accidents and major injuries for bike riders. Recently, a motorist claimed that a self-driving Uber vehicle ran a red light.