Ride-share & Taxi Wrecks
According to statistics, 23 accidents took place for every 100,000 taxi rides. Unsafe driver behaviors like “long-hauling,” which is the illegal practice of driving up to 12 hours in a day, significantly increase the risk to passengers.
Ride-share applications like Lyft and Uber are also popular. However, these applications – which often attract amateur, part-time drivers – can also present danger to the unwary. In mid-2016, CNN reports that there were more than 70 federal lawsuits pending against Uber alone.
In any given year in the United States, tens of thousands of road fatalities and millions of vehicle accidents occur, resulting in serious injury. Many of these involve a vehicle for hire, especially in major metropolitan areas.
Contact The Powell Law Firm Today
In an accident involving a taxi, Uber, or Lyft? It’s imperative that you talk to an Uber and taxi accident victim attorney right away. But remember: not all attorneys are created equal.
You need a taxi accident attorney who can:
- Move quickly to gather evidence.
- Protect your legal rights from the moment your accident takes place, until the day you receive your judgment or settlement.
The Powell Law Firm has years of experience in doing exactly that. If you were in a car accident with a taxi or Uber, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.