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Uber – an Overview

Uber – an Overview

A few years ago, the Uber Company took the commuting world by storm and has since become a very popular form of transportation. What is Uber? With its growing popularity, the Uber Company has seen quite a bit of time in the media spotlight, making both good and bad news headlines. While Uber continues to grow in the lives of many daily commuters, there are some who still have mixed feelings about the use of Uber and safety. If you or someone you know has been involved in an Uber accident, contact the Uber accident lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY. Our team of Uber experts has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Uber is a new type of car for hire company which is putting the world of technology to work. Meaning that Uber uses IOS and android GPS apps to connect customers with Uber drivers who are nearby. This takes cuts taxi waiting times and cuts them in half. In addition, the Uber company is completely cashless. The tech sector of the Uber Company processes all customers’ payments electronically by charging their credit cards. A portion goes to the company itself and a portion goes directly to the driver. Uber also offers different levels of service depending on price. These include a basic Uber package, an Uber black package, Uber SUV package and Uber LUX package, allowing you to customize the way you travel.

A problem for the company arises from the fact that Uber has only minimal requirements for its drivers. The requirements include passing DMV requirements, a background check and since they are driving their own cars, proof that the car is insured. Due to these minimal requirements and significantly lower fares than the average taxi company, Uber attracts drivers and riders from all walks of life. Also, unlike your local taxi company, the Uber driver is not an employee of the company. Therefore, in the case of an accident the Uber company may not be legally liable. Chances are you will get a driver very different from the last with every ride.

Now that you know a little bit about the Uber Company, you’ll want to know why it has taken the transportation world by storm. Uber has used social media and cellular apps; two of the most commonly used aspects of every commuter’s life. The ease and speed of use along with a social media platform has been the formula for Uber’s success in the transportation world.

While much concerning Uber is positive, Uber accidents do happen. If you or someone you know has been injured in an Uber accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of Uber professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at 877-938-2995, or submit the free form on our dedicated Uber website: www.nycuberaccident.com.

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