If you need to travel in a taxi, Uber or Lyft in Louisiana and you have a child with you, you may be wondering what the laws are and how you transport them. Although there are specific laws that dictate you need to use the proper safety restraint in your own vehicle, the rules are less clear in other types of vehicles. If you are traveling with children, it is important to keep them safe even if it is inconvenient for you.
Traffic fatalities are on the rise in densely populated cities throughout the United States, including Louisiana, and a new study suggests that ridesharing may be partially to blame.
You may often hear jokes about taxi drivers operating their vehicles in a quasi-crazed fashion in order to squeeze as many fares as possible into a single shift. While such stories typically involve a slight degree of exaggeration, taxi drivers in New Orleans may drive aggressively to accommodate the demands of business. While you might appreciate that when waiting for a cab, the same may not be said if you are a passenger. If such aggressive driving results in an accident, you may be wondering who is liable: The driver or the taxi company?
As a rideshare driver on the busy roads of Louisiana, you face a unique set of inherent risks stemming from your need to drive assertively in response to constant traffic issues. With efficient travel, you are able to realize more profit with a higher number of fares, but your personal protection is also critical. At Bruno & Bruno Trial Lawyers, we understand the implications of ridesharing and have helped many drivers to navigate the complications of liability and fault in the event of an accident.
Uber and other rideshare services are becoming rather popular in Louisiana and other areas. With the increased use of these services has come the risk of you being involved in an accident. Rideshare accidents are special because of how these services are set up. When we see these accidents at Bruno & Bruno, we feel it is important to explain the complexities involved.
There are plenty of circumstances in New Orleans and Covington where you may be safer if you download a ride-share app and arrange for someone else to drive you rather than getting behind the wheel yourself. The companies that offer these services are responsible for ensuring that you are safe, and that includes adequate insurance coverage. The attorneys at Bruno & Bruno have worked with many car accident victims whose ongoing medical expenses have exceeded coverage limits.
Every day, taxi drivers and those who work for a ride-sharing company put the lives of others at risk. In New Orleans, and communities across Louisiana, taxi accidents take place for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes, these crashes are caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while others are the result of speeding and the nature of a taxi driver's profession. At Bruno & Bruno, our law firm understands the multitude of challenges that victims of taxi accidents may encounter, from severe injuries to the loss of life and financial problems.
We all know cars do not age well. Unless you keep a vehicle in a garage and never drive it, every time you use it, you are putting wear and tear on that vehicle's critical parts. The tires, brakes, engine and drive train experience that wear every time you drive, no matter how short the distance your drive.