Two vehicles were involved in a car accident in San Francisco’s Mission District Wednesday morning. An Uber driver and a taxi driver collided in the intersection of 16th Street and Guerrero Street just before 9:30 a.m. The taxi cab driver lost control of his vehicle, running into a nearby bar. Both vehicles appear to have had passengers at the time of the crash.
According to reports, no one sustained serious injuries. Five people were treated by paramedics at the scene of the accident, but no one was transported to a hospital for further care.
The San Francisco Police Department is still investigating the crash. It was not immediately clear who was at fault.
If the Uber driver is responsible for the accident, the ride sharing company has a commercial insurance policy with limits of $1 million. Both the passengers of the Uber vehicle and everyone in the taxi cab would have the right to seek compensation via this insurance coverage. Traditional taxi companies carry similar commercial policies to protect their passengers and other people involved in an accident.
Commercial policies tend to be more difficult to pursue compensation from.
They are protected by highly skilled adjusters who will look for ways to deny, delay, or devalue your claim. If you have an auto accident claim involving a commercial insurance policy, speaking to a reputable personal injury attorney can help. Most attorneys offer free consultations.