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2013 BART Strikes Detrimental to Public Health and Safety

BART is a vital form of transportation around the Bay Area that serves an average of 400,000 commuters each day. Many of us rely exclusively on BART to get to and from work. Last year, BART Union workers went on strike twice within a four month period due to failed contract negotiations between BART management and BART union leaders. The strikes, which each lasted for four days, shut down all BART train services, leaving thousands of individuals without a viable way of getting to and from work. The strikes also led to increased traffic congestion, traffic accidents, pollution, and had a significant impact on public health and safety. The first of the two BART strikes also cost the Bay Area at least $73 million a day in lost worker productivity. If you have been affected by the BART strikes and have information you would like to share, please contact...

Rideshare Companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Pose Significant Safety Concerns

Rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have become increasingly popular in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last several years as an affordable alternative to taxis and cabs. However, these rideshare companies have also been facing serious legal and safety concerns, since their drivers are not considered their employees, but private individuals who use their own vehicles to pick up passengers. Just earlier this year, a wrongful death suit was filed against Uber after one of its drivers struck and killed a six year old girl. Uber argued that since the driver is not considered an employee, Uber had no responsibility to provide insurance for him. Hooshmand Law Group is currently investigating the legitimacy of Uber, Lyft and Sidecar’s operations around the Bay Area. If you have been affected, have information to offer on this issue, please contact...
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