Philadelphia Taxi Accident Lawyer
Taxi cabs are a convenient way to travel around cities like Philadelphia. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have only made it easier to catch a ride. When you use a service like a taxi or Uber, you trust the driver to safely drive you to your destination. Most of the time, you reach your destination with no issues. But sometimes, a driver’s negligent or reckless behavior can cause a crash. If you were injured in a taxi, Uber, or Lyft accident, you deserve a compassionate lawyer on your side. A Philadelphia taxi accident lawyer will protect your rights. Our attorneys will look into all the factors that led to the crash and fight to get you compensation for your injuries.
Laws and Insurance Policies in Philadelphia
Laws and regulations surrounding taxis are different than those surrounding Uber and Lyft. In Philadelphia, taxi cabs are authorized by the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). Taxis are regulated and must have a license to operate. UberBLACK, UberSUV, and uberTAXI are similar to taxis in that they are commercially licensed and covered by commercial insurance policies.
UberX and Lyft
UberX, UberPool, and Lyft are different in that nonprofessional drivers use their own cars to transport passengers. Because of this, the insurance policies are different. Drivers have their own insurance policy because it’s their personal car. These services are not authorized by the PPA.
As of March 2016, Uber has an insurance policy with $1 million of coverage per incident. They also have $1 million of uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage per incident.
Lyft also has an insurance policy with a $1 million per accident limit. Lyft’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will apply up to $1 million per accident.
Taxi and Uber Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ
Claims involving a taxi, Uber, or Lyft can be confusing. That’s why you need an experienced Philadelphia taxi accident lawyer to guide you through the legal process. Our accident lawyers in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ will evaluate your claim for free. Contact us at 215-232-1000 or fill out our online contact form.