Uber Crime and Insurance

William R. Moore Explains Uber Coverage


Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have been credited with reducing traffic/criminal offenses such as DUI throughout the nation despite data which suggests that it’s the fact varies greatly depending on the state and jurisdiction.

Various crimes involving rideshare companies reported on regularly

Allegations of crimes and nefarious deeds seem to be all the rage when it comes to reporting on news involving companies such as Uber. Everything from Russian spying to a Driver’s urinating into a bottle when his passenger wasn’t looking have made headlines. More serious cases involving road rage and murder have also been popping up with some regularity.

Recently, criminal offense attorney William R. Moore sat down with personal injury attorney Chris O’toole to discuss steps taken by at least one rideshare company to protect its client passengers.

Uber provides insurance to it’s riders based on 3 scenarios

As of now, Uber provides insurance coverage to its patrons. The policy amounts which range from $50,000 to over $1 million depending on one of three scenarios:

Where a driver was on the clock but did not have a passenger in its car, such as in driving to pick passenger up; where a driver has a passenger in his or her car and gets into an accident (and/or) where an Uber driver comments on intentional or grossly negligent act resulting in harm to a passenger.

It is unclear at this time as to whether Uber provides coverage to its drivers for intentional acts committed against them.

What Ever Happened with Shooting Allegations Against Reality Star Andrea Penoyer Tianga?

What Ever Happened with Shooting Allegations Against Reality Star Andrea Penoyer Tianga?

Question to William Moore Criminal Defense Attorneys:

What ever happened with the police officer from Police Women of Broward County following her shooting of the guy who was asleep in his car?

Broward County Arrests for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
Penoyer was accused of shooting a man who was sleeping in his car, however, the allegations were determined to be unfounded.

Answer by Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer William R. Moore:

The Huffington Post reported back in April of 2012 that Brandon Johnson, had accused Broward County Sherriff’s Deputy Andrea Penoyer Tianga of shooting him several times while he was sleeping in his automobile.

Officer Penoyer claims that Johnson was not sleeping at all, but instead driving straight toward her and other Broward Sheriff’s Deputies when they decided to open fire.

Apparently Penoyer and the other officers involved caught significant heat for the shooting as Johnson was shot several times according to Criminal Defense Attorneys from our firm. In response, the gun slinging police officers claim that ‘they feared for their lives because Brandon Johnson, 21, of Pompano Beach, Fla., drove his borrowed Toyota Echo straight at them’

Many people mistakenly believed that this was a case of police brutality rather that an attempted battery on a law enforcement officer.

This was primarily due to a report to a local Broward County newspaper. Johnson, who said he was sleeping in his car because of a conflict with a housemate, lost three teeth when a deputy’s bullet entered his mouth and exited through the bottom of his chin. His Uncle reported the the officers were trying to kill his nephew and that he wouldn’t have broken the law according to the Sun-Sentinel.

You may remember the name Andrea Penoyer from the reality show Police Women of Broward County. Penoyer was the most notable officer on the program according to one viewer poll.

What Became of Accusations?

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This report stirred up some local controversy. A report was filed and some criticism was endured by the officers, however, the report did not amount to criminal charges being filed or even disciplinary action for that matter. Ultimately,criminal charges were filed against Brandon Johnson in Broward County, Fl.

by Attorney William Moore

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Road Rage in Florida

Broward Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Road Rage Attorneys at William R. Moore Criminal Defense are proficient in defending persons charged with this Florida Crime. Ask us to discuss some of our more notable cases in Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale.

Road rage can be defined and furious and aggressive behavior by the driver of a vehicle towards another driver or a pedestrian. This behavior is manifested through many ways – verbal insults, name-calling, abuses, inappropriate hand gestures and in some cases, even physical violence. Road rage, if not kept in check can lead to a number of unwanted confrontations in the form of assault, physical altercation, risk of injury and some times, even death.

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