Uber, driver sued by widow, sons alleging wrongful death.

arto71

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Uber, driver sued by widow, sons alleging wrongful death – MyNewsLA.com
Shahin Ohebsion Dayani and her offspring, Hank, H. Sean and Hooman Dayani, are seeking unspecified damages in their wrongful death lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Uber and driver Albert Hakoupians.

Uber spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said today that the company does not comment on pending litigation.

Davoud “David” Dayani of Beverly Hills was walking in a crosswalk at Foothill Road and Third Street on Dec. 8 when was struck by a 2015 Toyota Prius driven by Hakoupians, who was on the clock for Uber at the time, according to the complaint. The man died five days later.


The plaintiffs are “informed and believe” that at the time of the accident, Hakoupians was distracted by using an electronic device to communicate with or through Uber, the suit says.

—City News Service
 

Optimus Uber

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Uber, driver sued by widow, sons alleging wrongful death – MyNewsLA.com
Shahin Ohebsion Dayani and her offspring, Hank, H. Sean and Hooman Dayani, are seeking unspecified damages in their wrongful death lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Uber and driver Albert Hakoupians.

Uber spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said today that the company does not comment on pending litigation.

Davoud “David” Dayani of Beverly Hills was walking in a crosswalk at Foothill Road and Third Street on Dec. 8 when was struck by a 2015 Toyota Prius driven by Hakoupians, who was on the clock for Uber at the time, according to the complaint. The man died five days later.


The plaintiffs are “informed and believe” that at the time of the accident, Hakoupians was distracted by using an electronic device to communicate with or through Uber, the suit says.

—City News Service
Probably accepting that second ping on a pool ride.
 

arto71

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Tedgey

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Yup. Because it's one tap to accept. But then you have to switch from your navigation app back to Uber to see if you have the same itinerary. On an android that's two taps. One to stack your running programs, one to tap the Uber app. This move is distracting because the nav app, being the one that was running in front, automatically is on top of the stack so you have to tap a narrow band across the top of the Uber app screen, thus bringing it forward.

Then you have to decide if Uber's changed the order of pick up/drops with the addition of a new rider. So you look at the name, try and remember your pax name, look at the address shown and say screw it I'll just tap navigate and follow the direction one by one no matter where they go.

It's a lot for a pick up.
 

Old Smokey

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More and more I see people just walking into the streets without looking both ways like they own the joint. Smh
If they are in a crosswalk or corners of an unmarked one does not matter. Question is does the driver have any assets worth going after. Although the ride occurred while the driver was in driving mode, did he have all required insurance so FUBER DOES NOT TRY TO WEASEL OUT!!!! It won't settle for 3 and a half years from now.
 

Old Smokey

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What is bad for Driver is defending the case. Public record search will show if he owns a house or the same smelly clothes he has been driving in 24/7 3 days straight.
 

kes1981

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I only know of the case in SF where a little girl got run over by an Uber driver. Uber claimed that they were not responsible for the/any actions of drivers and the court agreed. Has there been any other cases that contradicted that judgement????

If Uber is ever held civilly liable for the actions of drivers it would destroy the company. Most drivers wouldn't be approved to work since its their ass on the line if they mess up now. Say goodbye to on demand ride share.
 

Old Smokey

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I only know of the case in SF where a little girl got run over by an Uber driver. Uber claimed that they were not responsible for the/any actions of drivers and the court agreed. Has there been any other cases that contradicted that judgement????

If Uber is ever held civilly liable for the actions of drivers it would destroy the company. Most drivers wouldn't be approved to work since its their ass on the line if they mess up now. Say goodbye to on demand ride share.
Three years from now the ride share service will look different than it does now. FUBER is getting kicked out of countries that once welcomed them. Major cities are seeing this experiment of basic self regulating does not work, they will attempt to pull them back in. They are still racing to get the driverless cars on the road. That means NO BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED, NO DRIVERS TO PAY, and THEY KEEP ALL THE MONEY!!!!
 

Joe123456

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I only know of the case in SF where a little girl got run over by an Uber driver. Uber claimed that they were not responsible for the/any actions of drivers and the court agreed. Has there been any other cases that contradicted that judgement????

If Uber is ever held civilly liable for the actions of drivers it would destroy the company. Most drivers wouldn't be approved to work since its their ass on the line if they mess up now. Say goodbye to on demand ride share.
. uber won't pay for drivers mistakes. when driving with pax. The driver gets sued
https://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=37714
 
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