What to Do after a Taxi/Car Accident in Wisconsin
Uber, Lyft and Rideshare Vehicle Collisions in Milwaukee
Taxi, Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services are incredibly convenient. Yet these drivers can cause accidents with other vehicles on the road and their own passengers. They get lost, pull over suddenly to let out passengers, or speed to get to their destination. If you are in a car accident involving a taxi or rideshare vehicle, contact Warshafsky Law for a free case assessment.
Vehicle Collision Reporting
- Emergency? Call 9-1-1
- Non-Emergency? Call your local county sheriff:
- Get legal representation. Contact Warshafsky Law: 414-276-4970
Always seek medical help after any sort of collision. Whether you were a passenger in a cab or were hit while in your own car, you may have unapparent injuries. A visit to your primary physician, urgent care center o emergency room will provide a medical record for your case.
In a Car Accident with a Taxi or Rideshare Vehicle:
Who is Liable in a Taxi Accident?
Taxi Cab Accident Policy: Each cab company has its own policy in place for dealing with accident damages.
Depending on the taxi company, either the individual driver or the company itself may be held responsible for damages. Some cab companies have insurance specifically to minimize damages from at-fault drivers. Others will deny all fault to avoid paying. This can make getting the compensation you deserve difficult without legal representation.
Who is Liable in a Rideshare App Accident?
Uber Accident Policy: Since most Uber drivers are owners or renters of their vehicles, they are liable for any accidents. They are classified as independent contractors and must have their own insurance.
Lyft Accident Policy: Lyft has as similar structure to Uber. Drivers are independent and would be solely liable for an accident if they are not carrying passenger.
Exceptions to these policies exist if a passenger was present at the time of the accident, in which case the rideshare company provides some insurance coverage.
Passenger in Taxi, Uber, or Lyft Vehicle
If you were injured as a passenger in a cab which caused an accident, you may have a case just like if you had been hit in your own car. Uber and Lyft have specific insurance policies which will cover damages for passengers involved in an accident. Taxi cab companies will vary on how they insure injured passengers.
Depending on who was at-fault, you may also have a claim against any other drivers involved in the accident. Contact Warshafsky Law for a free case assessment.
Certified Accident Investigator Covers Your Case
Whether you were injured as a passenger or were hit in your car, dealing with the insurance companies of taxi or rideshare companies is a hassle. They always want to avoid paying at all costs. A detailed police report coupled with the findings of a Warshafsky Law certified accident investigator will go a long way in showing the insurance companies who is at fault.
If a person or business like a taxi company is 51% responsible for the death of your loved one, they could be 100% liable for damages. You need a lawyer on your side. Get a case assessments from a Warshafsky trial lawyer.