Uber launched in 2012 and has since become a preferred car service over
traditional taxicabs in 377 cities around the world, including eight communities
in Indiana. Evansville joined most recently. Customers seem to agree that
Uber offers convenient, easy-to-use smartphone technology to catch a quick
local ride, along with a discounted fare that make trips 25-50 percent
cheaper than others, making it a one-of-a-kind car service.
As more communities in Indiana offer ride-share services like Uber, laws
have been created and are being reviewed regularly. For example, Indiana
law requires “car-share drivers to register yearly with the state
and submit to local and national background checks and a check of the
national sex offender registry.” The law also stops companies from
hiring anyone convicted of multiple traffic violations or felony. The
law also contains a provision that prevents cities from passing local
ordinances governing the companies.
For most users, Uber is known as a safe and efficient way to travel but
the company has also dealt with a blow of scary situations involving both
drivers and passengers. There are easy things passengers can do to ensure
their safety when booking their next Uber ride.
If you or a loved one have been harmed or injured by a ride-share driver,
the accident attorneys at
Wagner Reese have the experience you need to secure compensation and assist you with
your recovery. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s
negligent driving, call our offices today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule
a FREE consultation.