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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $7.8 Million Settlement; Dolan Law Obtains 3.4 Million Settlement in Auto Crash Case

Robert P. Walsh, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $7.8 million settlement on behalf of a passenger who was seriously injured in a 2016 automobile accident in Hoffman Estates. Jarett Rudar, 28, of Cary, was in the rear right passenger seat of a vehicle driven by co-worker, Michael West, on Higgins Road. Their eastbound vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Robert Blonski...
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Bob Clifford Authors Article on the Responsibility of Ridesharing Companies

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, authored an article on “Rideshare Responsibility” in the April issue of the Chicago Lawyer. Clifford, a columnist for the monthly publication, writes, “If Uber and other ridesharing companies want to play a major role in transporting people safely from place to place, then they must accept responsibility in doing so.” To read his entire...
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Why Rideshare Companies Need to Rethink Their Approach to Customer Safety

Uber is an undeniably hot name right now, with the company having just released its long-anticipated IPO prospectus. But those soaring revenue and user-base numbers released with the filing leave out one crucial element of the rideshare business: As one of the top ridesharing companies in the world, Uber has a great responsibility to its customers and their well-being, and ignoring that responsibility can have...
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Uber Increasing Background Checks of Drivers as FTC Expands its Data Privacy Settlement with Ride Sharing Company

As the popularity of Uber increases, so does the problems associated with the ride-hailing company. Uber announced (April 12, 2018) that it will be conducting annual background checks on U.S. drivers, instead of just an initial check, as well as hire a company that will regularly monitor criminal arrests in an effort to keep riders safer. According to the website, 49 deaths, 92 assaults and...
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Self-Driving Uber Kills Arizona Woman in First Fatal Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Uber's program of self-driving cars in several cities across the U.S. has resulted in the tragic death Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a pedestrian on a street in Tempe, Arizona, the first death in the U.S. involving self-driving vehicles. Uber released a statement that it was pausing its self-driving car operations in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. This incident follows the temporary suspension of...
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