Every day, 14 million trips are taken using the Uber app. Millions more are taken in taxis and other rideshare vehicles. With so many cars on U.S. roads, accidents involving taxis and rideshare vehicles are bound to happen.
If you find yourself injured as a passenger or another driver in an accident involving a taxi, Uber, or Lyft, it is crucial that you understand your rights.
An Uber accident lawyer at The Paul Powell Law Firm can explain your legal options, review your case details, and build a solid case that results in you getting the compensation you deserve.
In major metropolitan areas like Las Vegas and Chicago, taxis are commonplace, especially in tourist areas and business districts. Because these areas are more heavily trafficked, the chances of being involved in an accident increase.
If you are involved in a taxi accident, it is important to treat the accident just as you would any other car accident in the immediate aftermath. This means seeking appropriate medical care, gathering all pertinent information from the drivers involved (including their insurance information), and contacting law enforcement to file an accident report.
Once you have done this, it may be in your best interest to contact a taxi accident lawyer, who can help you file an insurance or personal injury claim.
Being involved in an Uber accident may be slightly more complicated due to the nature of Uber’s insurance policy. In at-fault states like Nevada and Illinois, it is important to be able to prove liability in accidents in order to be awarded damages. Although the company covers up to $1-million in liability protection, like many insurance companies, it has a reputation for denying claims.
If Uber does deny your insurance claim, you’ll need competent and staunch legal representation, especially since the driver’s personal insurance may also try to deny your claim. Most insurance companies only cover the driver’s own personal use of their vehicle and do not cover “driving for pay” situations. An Uber accident lawyer from The Paul Powell Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to guide you through these complex legal situations.
Lyft, another rideshare company, handles accidents a bit differently than Uber. Like its chief competitor, Lyft’s liability insurance covers both passengers and drivers. However, in many cases, it will defer to the driver’s personal insurance. If a claim is denied by the driver’s insurance company, only then will Lyft’s contingent liability coverage apply.
Determining liability in any accident can be difficult, but this especially so when you add additional parties like rideshare drivers. A taxi, Lyft or Uber accident lawyer will be able to simplify this process for you while you focus on recovery. Our team will work hard to make sure that you don’t have to worry about liability and you get a fair settlement.
Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer Today
At The Paul Powell Law Firm, we listen carefully to each client and treat them with the utmost care and respect. Our team will work hard to build a winning case strategy and take care of all your legal needs.
You can contact our Lyft, Uber, and taxi accident lawyer team at 702-728-5500 in Las Vegas or 312-635-5400 in Chicago. You can also submit a free case evaluation 24/7 or visit one of our offices during regular business hours.