In the meantime, LegalRideshare LLC, a Chicago personal injury law firm that represents injured ride-share drivers and passengers, has set aside $25,000 to reimburse Illinois drivers for up to seven consecutive days of lost wages during March if they have been diagnosed with influenza or coronavirus and quarantined. The program is slated to run through March 31, and drivers can receive up to $500.
Ride-hailing giant says its fixes for photo fraud world-wide aren't 'silver bullet'
Both Uber and Lyft post advice on their websites and also offer safety features in their apps, but here are a few more suggestions from experts to stay safe while in a ride share.
Uber and Lyft have rules to keep riders safe from drunk and reckless driving. Customers may be abusing them to get free rides.
LegalRideshare, a personal-injury law firm in Chicago that represents drivers and passengers, has offered local Uber and Lyft drivers with either the flu or coronavirus up to seven consecutive days of paid time off during the month of March. The drivers must have a signed diagnosis and quarantine notice from a medical doctor, along with other documentation to prove they're drivers.
"There are predators who search for victims and those predators have found their way into rideshare," said Bryant Greening, a Chicago-based attorney whose firm, LegalRideShare, pursues personal injury cases against rideshare companies.
Segment 3: (At 17:00) Bryant Greening, co-founder of the Chicago-based law firm Legalrideshare.com, breaks down the legal aspect of the city's new congestion tax.
Uber announced that over 3,000 passengers using its services were sexually assaulted last year. 464 people were raped in 2017 and 2018. 99.4% of them were riders. The question is, what will Uber do next? How will they improve the safety of their passengers?
A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough.