Ridesharing and taxicabs are a popular alternative to driving for individuals who do not want the hassle and expenses associated with owning a car or those who want to enjoy a night out on the town without worrying about how they will get back home. Unfortunately, taxicabs and Uber vehicles are not immune to being involved in a car accident. Passengers can suffer significant injuries while riding as a passenger in a taxicab or ridesharing vehicle.
Uber drivers and taxicab drivers must generally carry insurance sufficient to cover the medical expenses and other losses of any passengers they may be carrying. Drivers who fail to do so may not only face administrative sanctions, but they may also be determined to be personally responsible for the losses and expenses of their injured passengers. A South Carolina car accident lawyer will need to review the facts and circumstances of your case in order to determine who can be held responsible for your injuries and losses.
Passengers should be careful when using ridesharing services and/or taxicabs to get around. Make certain the taxicab company is properly licensed before getting into the taxicab. Similarly, passengers should ensure that the individual described in their rideshare confirmation is the same individual that appears to pick them up. When in doubt, passengers should refuse to get into a taxicab or rideshare vehicle and request another vehicle or seek alternative means of travel.