Injury Accidents Involving Taxis Or Ridesharing Vehicles
Taxi accidents can result in unsuspecting passengers suffering unwarranted pain and suffering. Often, a taxi driver’s negligence in rushing to complete a fare can result in an avoidable accident. Because it is not legally required that passengers wear a seatbelt in a taxi, taxi car injuries can often be more severe than in a regular car accident.
Taxicab accidents can leave multiple parties injured – passengers in the same taxicab, pedestrians in the roadway or vicinity, or drivers and passengers in another vehicle involved in the accident. The trial attorneys at Greenberg Law P.C. in Manhattan represent people injured in accidents involving taxis and ridesharing vehicles, such as Uber and Lyft cars. Our family-run firm is here for you and your family during this difficult time.
Your Injuries May Be More Serious Than They Seem
Like any car accident victim, a person injured in a taxi-related or ridesharing car accident can suffer pain and injury to their neck or back, broken bones, and shoulders or knees. The pain from these injuries may not be present right away and make take some time to settle in.
Do not wait until the pain is at its worst to get a medical evaluation. More importantly, request a free consultation so you will have an experienced team of lawyers on your side from the start.
Insurance Coverage May Be Problematic
The insurance companies that insure taxicabs are some of the most difficult to fight, and the insurance policies provided to taxis are limited. Ridesharing vehicle drivers may be covered by insurance issued by their companies, but coverage can be affected by whether the ride had been officially started or not when you were injured. To protect your rights, get legal advice as soon as possible after a taxi or ridesharing vehicle accident, even if you are not sure how badly you were hurt.
What if you were the driver? You may be required to submit insurance claims with your personal insurer first. If you were an Uber or Lyft driver, will your personal insurance carrier penalize you for driving for pay? This is one of many questions you may need help with at a time when you are struggling to recover from painful injuries.
Get The Right Advice From The Start
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle, or if you were injured as a pedestrian, bicyclist or occupant of another vehicle in a crash involving such a vehicle, our dedicated team is on your side. Our experienced lawyers are equipped to fight for your right to the compensation you need and deserve.