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Not all cities are large enough to have thriving taxicab services. Yet not all of the services that you can get a ride from are actually cab services. They are what are known as “ride share” services. The difference does not seem significant to the average passenger, but when it comes to regulations and laws, there is a vast difference. In fact, one might actually put passengers at far more risk than the other, even if the service is faster and more convenient. When the difference does become important and personal, people can find assistance with a taxi accident lawyer.
When it comes to getting a ride, there is not much difference between a rideshare service and a taxicab service. When it comes to an accident or personal safety, the difference can be huge. Rideshare companies sometimes operate illegally. This is because they do not consider themselves to be taxicab companies. In fact, they claim to simply be a platform to help people find rides to the places they need to go. Yet they are listed and tagged as cab services on travel apps.
The difference is in more than just the category name. Taxicab companies are required to adhere to strict insurance and licensing standards. This allows them to do background checks on employees and to hire drivers who only meet certain requirements. It also means maintaining commercial liability insurance. Rideshare companies might operate without any of these conditions being met, which means that passengers are not covered to the extent that they would be in a commercial vehicle. This is important to keep in mind if you are in a taxicab accident and need to seek compensation for your injuries.
Any passenger knows that when they get into a vehicle, there is some risk involved. There is always the potential for an accident to happen. However, cabs offer an additional risk in the event of an accident. The more accidents taxi companies have filed against them, the more expensive the insurance rates are. It can also impact their income in general if they develop a reputation for being in accidents. Because of this risk, the driver and the company he or she works for may be forced to deny as much responsibility as possible. This means getting things like medical costs covered may not be easy for passengers who are in a cab during an accident. In the case of rideshare, it takes a savvy taxi accident lawyer to work through the details of the law and responsibilities.
Weather you were hurt while in a rideshare or in a taxi cab, HURT611 can connect you with the best taxi cab attorneys in your state and get you the representation you need to protect your rights, recover lost wages and compensate you for your injuries. HURT611 can also get you to the medical care that you need to fully recover and properly document your injuries. We only connect you to attorneys who do not charge a fee unless they settle your case and we only connect you to doctors who will work with your insurance company and your attorney so you have no out of pocket medical cots. Our service is 100% FREE. No Fee. No Cost. No Obligation.
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