Uber is being sued after certainly one of its driver’s allegedly beat up a passenger after which later confirmed up at his residence to beat the dude up once more, this time with a metallic rod.
David Riordan says he ordered the Uber trip residence from a 2016 Christmas celebration in Chicago’s Wicker Park. He says he was picked up in a Honda Accord by a driver named Munstr Abuseimi, who turned aggressive, kicked Riordan out of his automobile, after which received out and punched him a number of occasions.
Riordan says he went to a pal’s home after the assault, the place he contacted Uber to report Abuseimi, and about an hour later ordered one other Uber to take him residence.
However Riordan says when he received to his home, Abuseimi was there ready and attacked him with a metallic rod from behind with the preventing phrases: “Do not f*** with Uber drivers!”
Riordan says the ambush left him with a fractured left orbital, bleeding in his mind, concussion and a dislocated jaw with nerve harm. He says he additionally needed to get 9 stitches. He is suing Uber as a result of he thinks the corporate is prioritizing income over rider security by not sufficiently screening its drivers.
Riordan’s lawyer, Ian Alexander of Goldberg and Goldberg, tells us they’ve tried to settle the case with Uber, however they have been unresponsive.
We reached out to Uber, who informed us whereas they do not touch upon lawsuits, the motive force not has entry to the motive force app.