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Remember That Self-Driving Uber Accident? We Do

By Breyer Law Offices on January 17, 2020

The world was shocked in 2018 when an Uber self-driving test vehicle hit and killed a woman, Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street walking her bicycle. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has reviewed the facts in the accident and recently revealed the discovery that the Uber software had innate flaws, which resulted in the untimely death of Ms. Herzberg.

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Need to Hit Phoenix International? Brush Up on Your Rideshare Knowledge

By Breyer Law Offices on June 13, 2019

No matter what time you land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), you can slide your phone off airplane mode and order an Uber or Lyft 24/7! Since PHX has a dedicated holding area for rideshare drivers, it should be a quick, painless way to head to your final destination, be it your winter home or the house of a friend or family member.

If you’re flying into or out of Phoenix this summer, be sure to brush up on your rideshare rules.

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Video Raises More Questions than Answers in Self-Driving Vehicle Death

By Breyer Law Offices on March 23, 2018

The news media has been abuzz since a self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, last weekend. While it is not the first accident or fatality involving a self-driving vehicle, it is the first to result in the death of a pedestrian.

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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Self-Driving Car

By Breyer Law Offices on March 19, 2018

There’s a lot of new technology on Arizona’s roadways, including self-driving vehicles. Arizona doesn’t have any rules or regulations regarding these types of vehicles, making it an attractive place for big tech companies to test them. But sometimes the testing doesn’t go as planned, as demonstrated in the fatal accident this weekend in Tempe that killed a pedestrian.

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What Is Lyft?

By Breyer Law Offices on October 24, 2017

Lyft is a ridesharing transportation company that helps connect people wanting to go somewhere with a driver who owns a car. Lyft drivers choose their own hours and keep all their tips.

Passengers use Lyft because it is a convenient and cost-effective way to get around town without having to have their own car. It’s like calling a cab, but may be available in more areas and offer faster service, in some instances.

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Uber Car Accidents Mean Complex Liability

By Breyer Law Offices on October 21, 2017

Uber is available in most cities across Arizona, especially in busier cities like Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson. In fact, Uber rolled out its self-driving car in Tempe, and that’s also where one of those cars got into an accident — near Apache and Terrace close to Arizona State University — in early 2017. While the self-driving car wasn’t to blame (it had the right of way), accidents do happen and passengers could be involved in accidents whether the car has a driver or not. If you use Uber and are the victim of an accident, it’s good to know you have a team on your side to help you.

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Glendale Taxi Accidents

By Breyer Law Offices on August 26, 2017

One of the biggest destinations for taxi passengers in the Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe areas is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Few people like to pay to park for long periods at the airport, and asking friends for rides isn’t always a reliable method of transportation. Hiring a taxi means you can set up a pick-up time and hopefully arrive on time without any incidents.

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With Self-Driving Car Technology, Who Pays for Accidents?

By Breyer Law Offices on August 2, 2017

Arizona Auto AccidentThe future is here: self-driving cars are out on the streets and growing in number. Perhaps you’ve already seen news stories about accidents involving self-driving cars. Perhaps you’ve been wondering how to determine who is responsible and who pays the bills when property is damaged and people are injured. It’s an interesting subject that all drivers should be aware of.

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Who Pays When an Uber or Lyft Driver Causes an Accident?

By Breyer Law Offices on November 6, 2015

Companies like Uber and Lyft have made a name for themselves in the past couple years by using today’s smartphone culture to connect drivers and those who need a ride.  Instead of taking the bus or hailing a cab, a user simply uses the company’s mobile app to signal the nearest driver that they need a ride. These apps are popular, and don’t seem to be going anywhere.

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