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понедельник, 9 января 2017 г.
Uber and Honda facing lawsuit after crash leaves rider paralyzed?
Questions about Uber’s driver screening aren’t about to go away any time soon. A Dallas woman is suing Uber and Honda after her ridesharing driver ran a red light, leading to a crash that left her paralyzed from the chest down. The lawsuit alleges that the parties involved (including the driver and the Odyssey minivan’s owner) not only didn’t provide adequate safety, but let the driver operate the vehicle without insurance. He had also been arrested for drug and gambling charges that should have been red flags, according to the suit.
An Uber attorney had no comment. However, Uber’s background checks across the US primarily focus on screening out crimes that would directly affect passenger safety, such as reckless driving, sexual assault or violence. The driver’s charges wouldn’t have been considered as a result. Drivers automatically receive commercial insurance when they’re working, though, so the claim that the driver wasn’t insured might not hold up. Read more