Savannah Taxi, Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Companies like Uber and Lyft provide residents of Savannah with a way to get around town quickly. You can download an app, pay with your phone, and wait on a driver who will take you where you want to go anywhere around the city.
This arrangement often sounds too good to be true. In some cases, it can be. Uber and Lyft drivers can cause serious motor vehicle accidents. Because of the way ridesharing companies are structured, it can be very difficult to get compensation if you are injured by a Lyft or Uber driver, either as a passenger or another driver.
The legal professionals at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, can help you overcome the challenges you will face after a wreck involving a taxi or ridesharing driver. Our Savannah taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyers are ready to help you get full compensation for:
- Your Injuries
- Pain and Suffering
- And More…
Safety Concerns with Taxi and Ridesharing Drivers
You put your safety in someone else’s hands when you enter a taxi or a vehicle operated by an Uber or Lyft driver. Ridesharing drivers do not receive special training before they pick you up. Ridesharing companies do not ask drivers to pass a driving test or to prove that they are safe, responsible drivers.
In fact, all Uber and Lyft do not ask for much more than proof of:
- Vehicle Registration
- Vehicle Inspection
These companies do carry out background checks, but this information cannot really prove if a driver is reliable or not. Taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers may also be distracted trying to follow directions to locations they are not familiar with. These factors can increase the risk that you will be involved in an accident.
Insurance Coverage for Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Drivers
Companies like Uber and Lyft initially attempted to avoid liability for the actions of their drivers, claiming that drivers were contractors. Recent legislation in Georgia has increased regulation on ridesharing drivers and placed more responsibility on these companies.
Currently, Uber and Lyft carry high insurance policies on their drivers. However, these policies only go into effect if the driver is logged into the app. Note that there are two different levels of insurance coverage once the driver has logged in. Drivers do not receive full insurance coverage until after accepting your ride request.
Taxi drivers are subject to different rules regarding liability and insurance coverage. Taxi drivers are considered full employees of their company and they are required to carry insurance for any accidents they may be involved in.
Handling an Accident Involving a Taxi, Uber, or Lyft Driver
In many ways, taxi, Uber, and Lyft accidents are just like any other collision. You should try to record the scene of the accident and you should get contact information from the driver and any witnesses. It is important that you seek medical treatment for any injuries you suffered in the accident.
You should also reach out to a professional taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible. Building a strong case takes time and help from an experienced legal team. PMHP Law can provide you with immediate legal advice while you recover from your injuries.
We have the resources to stand up to big companies like Uber and Lyft. We know what a fair settlement for a car accident should cover and we will not accept a subpar settlement offer that will not take care of all of your medical expenses and other debt.
Our team can take your case to court if a taxi or ridesharing company refuses to treat you fairly. We have years of experience winning car accident lawsuits. Do not risk your case by waiting to get the help you need. Contact us today so we can start investigating your accident and providing you with the protection you need.
Get the Help You Need After a Taxi, Uber, or Lyft Accident
Motor vehicle accidents can be complicated to sort out, especially if they involve a taxi or ridesharing driver. You deserve professional legal help from an experienced Savannah taxi, Uber, and Lyft accident lawyer. The team at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, offers you help when you need it. We will fight tirelessly to ensure you get fair compensation for your injuries. You can reach us by calling (855) 329-7144 or by filling out our online contact form.
We offer everyone a FREE consultation so you can get immediate advice about what to do next.