5 Steps to Follow After a Taxicab or Rideshare Accident:
1.) Get medical treatment. Your health and safety is always the number one priority.
2.) Contact the police. Call 911 and report the taxicab collision or collision with the rideshare driver. Make sure to complete a police report at the scene of the collision or at the police station.
3.) Document as much information as possible, including the taxicab driver’s name, telephone number, driver’s license number, insurance information, license plate number, the medallion number of the taxicab, and the name and phone number of the taxicab affiliation displayed on the outside of the taxicab. For rideshare crashes, make note if the driver has an Uber or Lyft sticker on their car. Many rideshare drivers operate with both rideshare companies. If there was a passenger ask them if they were a Lyft or Uber passenger. Also document as much information as possible regarding witnesses and other vehicles that may have been involved in the taxicab or rideshare collision.
4.) Collect evidence. Take photographs of the scene of the collision, the vehicle involved in the collision, the driver, any logos or badges identifying a cab or rideshare company and your injuries.
5.) Get legal advice. The taxicab and rideshare collision attorneys at Keating Law Offices provide free initial consultations and there are never any attorneys’ fees unless we settle or win your case. The firm has a long history of results in cases involving both taxicabs and rideshare drivers for Lyft and Uber.
Obtaining compensation for injuries and damages caused by the negligence of a taxicab driver or a rideshare driver can be extremely complex. Not only does an attorney need to investigate the claim against the driver, but also against the company the driver was working for at the time of the accident. Cab companies go to great lengths to create multiple different companies involved in every cab. Both Uber and Lyft treat each of their drivers as “independent contractors” and in some instances attempt to keep their distance from the drivers and deny responsibility. The complexity of collisions involving taxicabs and rideshare drivers makes it imperative that you contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights. The taxicab and rideshare attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. have extensive experience pursing negligent drivers and their companies and recovering full and fair compensation for their clients.
Common Taxicab Accident Injuries
- Brain and Head Injuries
- Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Psychological Injuries