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Lawyers for Crashes Involving Rideshare Drivers, Taxis, and Limousines in Cook County, Englewood, and South Shore

The streets of Chicago are full of vehicles transporting passengers. In addition to taxis and limousines, people regularly hire drivers through rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft. Because these vehicles spend a great deal of time on the road, they are often involved in car accidents. These crashes can result in injuries for passengers, people in other vehicles, or pedestrians. In these cases, it is not always clear who is liable for a collision, and those who have been injured may be unsure about their rights and options.

If you have been involved in a car crash with a taxi, limo, or rideshare driver, you need a skilled attorney on your side to ensure that you can take the right steps to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., our lawyers bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to personal injury cases, and we are prepared to fight for your rights and help you hold a negligent driver and their employer responsible for your injuries. We will work to ensure that you are compensated for all of your damages, including medical treatment for your injuries, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Legal Issues in Uber, Lyft, and Taxi Crashes

Collisions with taxi or rideshare drivers can occur for a variety of reasons. In many cases, crashes are caused by aggressive or unsafe driving, since drivers may violate traffic laws as they attempt to get to a destination as quickly as possible. Distracted driving is also an issue that affects many Uber and Lyft drivers, since they may be focused on a rideshare app rather than paying attention to the road.

In a typical car crash case, the driver who was responsible for the collision may be held liable for the injuries and damages suffered by other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. In addition, if the at-fault driver was operating a vehicle as part of the course of their work, their employer may be held liable for the damages the driver caused in a collision.

Unfortunately, the companies that employ taxi, limo, or rideshare drivers may attempt to avoid liability by claiming that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. This can make it difficult to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against these companies. However, victims may still have a case for receiving compensation, especially if they can show that a company failed to properly screen drivers and ensure that they had safe driving records. Uber and Lyft also maintain insurance policies that provide coverage for people injured in accidents with their drivers, although determining whether this coverage applies may depend on whether a driver was transporting passengers, traveling to pick up passengers, or waiting for a ride request.

Contact An Austin Rideshare Accident Lawyer

The lawyers of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can provide the legal help you need following a car crash involving a taxi or limo driver or a person working for Uber or Lyft. We will help you gather evidence to show that the driver's employer was responsible for the collision, including reviewing a driver's records or background checks to determine whether a company should have addressed any known safety issues. We can make sure you follow the proper procedures when filing insurance claims, and we will negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you receive a settlement that fully covers your injuries and damages.

To set up a free consultation with our attorneys, contact our office today at 312-977-1300. We provide legal help to car crash victims throughout Cook County and the Chicago area, including but not limited to the neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Ashburn, Kenwood, Garfield Park, South Shore, Gresham, Pullman, Englewood, Chatham, and Austin.

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