Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Cab Accident Attorneys
Dedicated Kansas Attorneys Serving Clients Injured in Rideshare Accidents
Taxi cabs, ride sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft, and car services all offer convenient forms of getting where you need to go. When you travel, when your car is being repaired, or when you just want to avoid the hassle of driving yourself, they offer a cost effective solution, but it is important to be aware of the risks. A lack of experience and reckless actions on the part of the driver can end up resulting in car accidents and injuries. At Neustrom & Associates, our Kansas personal injury attorneys are available to help in these situations. We act as a strong legal advocate when dealing with cab companies or car services and their insurers, helping you get the compensation you need to recover.
Have You Been Involved in a Ride Sharing, Taxi Cab, or Car Service Accident?
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KSDOT), close to 62,000 car accidents occur throughout the state each year. These accidents leave as many as 13,000 people or more with serious and potentially disabling injuries, while claiming the lives of nearly 400 others. When you are behind the wheel, you can practice defensive driving skills to help decrease your risks. When you rely on a taxi cab, ride sharing company, or car service, you are forced to depend on the experience and skill of the driver the company employs.
At Neustrom & Associates, we know that crashes and collisions are common in these situations and generally occur for the same reasons as any other accident. Driver behaviors that could put you at risk include:
- Speeding and going too fast for conditions;
- Tailgating, failure to yield, and other aggressive driving behaviors;
- Disregarding traffic signals and running red lights or stop signs;
- Distracted driving, such as using cell phones or texting;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Drowsy driving, and falling asleep behind the wheel.
When accidents happen for any of the above reasons, our Kansas personal injury attorneys can help you hold the driver and the car service or cab company accountable.
When Taxi Cab, Ride Sharing, and Car Service Accidents Occur
When car accidents occur, Uber provides some basic guidelines to follow, which can apply when using any kind of taxi cab, ride sharing, or car service:
- Notify law enforcement immediately of the accident;
- Check for injuries and call paramedics;
- Notify the company involved.
While these are any minimum steps you need to follow, you also want to get additional information to help protect you when filing a claim. This includes getting the driver’s name, their license, registration, and insurance information, and getting contact information for any witnesses at the scene. Get medical attention as soon as possible, even if you suspect your injuries are minor, and follow your doctor’s instructions regarding work and activity restrictions
Once you notify the company involved, contact our Salina personal injury attorneys