Uber Lawsuit Lawyer DC, MD and VA
If you are having problems with the ridesharing company Uber, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with an Uber lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD and VA. Uber is under legal scrutiny for a variety of reasons such as people getting injured in situations involving Uber drivers and for the company’s unfair treatment of Uber drivers. Regardless of your particular problem(s) with Uber, a lawyer who is licensed to protect the rights of people in DC, MD and VA may be able to help you.
Uber was started in 2009. As the story has been told, two friends, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, were in Paris on a cold winter night during a tech conference and unable to get a cab. Their initial idea of a timeshare limo service that could be ordered via an app gave way to UberCab and eventually, the popular app that is now simply, Uber.
Because of Uber’s unique platform and financial structure compared to brick and mortar businesses of the past, many people, both drivers and riders alike, have had a variety of problems with the company. This indicates their potentially unfair and possibly illegal practices.
If you are one of the many people with problems with Uber, discussing your particular situation with an Uber lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD or VA that is experienced with successfully defending peoples’ rights against Uber and other similar companies, may help you to decide what your next steps should be.
Getting into a car accident is almost always scary. Getting injured in a car accident is usually scarier than an accident where no one is injured and where there is little property damage. An unfortunate reality is that many people who have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of an Uber driver find themselves in the even scarier situation of Uber coming up with ways so that they are not responsible for employing dangerous and negligent drivers.
If you have been injured and/or suffered property damage in an accident with an Uber driver you may be entitled to compensation that an Uber lawsuit lawyer with offices in DC, MD and VA, may be able to help you get.
Since Uber began, there have been a disturbing number of sexual assaults, violent acts and even murders committed by Uber drivers on their riders. This has brought to light Uber’s lack of safety policies such as, their failure to do background checks before allowing drivers to sign up with their brand.
If you or someone you love was hurt by an Uber driver, the sooner you enlist the help of an Uber lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD or VA, the sooner they may be able to start protecting your and/or your loved one’s rights.
Driver Problems with Uber
It is not just Uber riders who have problems with Uber, there is a class action lawsuit filed by drivers against the ridesharing company. The drivers claim that they have been misclassified as independent contractors and are entitled to be reimbursed for the expenses that are the result of their work as drivers, such as gas and vehicle maintenance. As well, the lawsuit challenges Uber’s former practice of telling riders that a gratuity was included when in fact, drivers could not get tips until 2017.
If you are one of the many people who have had a problem with Uber, contact a highly rated Uber lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD and VA at Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation.