Anyone who has been involved in a serious car accident needs to be a little careful what they say before they really understand what has happened and what their rights really are. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a taxi cab or rideshare car, it may be even more important to watch what you say:
- To the driver. By taking responsibility for an accident, drivers may be facing the loss of their professional licenses or risking insurance difficulties, so they may be tempted to try to turn the blame to you.
- To the insurance company. The insurance adjuster’s job is to make sure that the insurance company has to pay as little as possible for what happened to you. If you don’t know your rights, it’s too easy to be taken advantage of. Keep in mind that you should never sign anything or give a recorded statement to the insurance company until you’ve spoken with an experienced attorney.
- To company representatives. Representatives from the taxi or rideshare company may contact you to talk about the accident, but you should be very careful what you say or agree to. In many cases, the company is motivated to protect its brand image and bottom line.
- On social media. Although your first impulse may be to talk about your accident and recovery on Facebook, you need to be cautious. It is likely that investigators for the insurance company will be reading, too—and they are notorious for taking online posts and twisting them against victims of accidents.
If you have been hurt in an accident with either a taxi or a rideshare car, you need to investigate your rights with an experienced attorney. The safety and negligence issues involved in an accident may not be clear to you, but holding these companies responsible for failing to keep people safe could prevent other families from going through the same. To start learning more, contact our law office today at 312-332-1400