Taxi Cab Accident Lawyers
Most people assume that when they take a taxi cab, they will arrive safely at their destination. However, taxi cab accidents aren’t uncommon and can often result in serious and even fatal injuries to the cab’s customers, as well as other people on the road including drivers of other vehicles, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. If you or a family member have been involved in a taxi cab accident, it is important that you consult with taxi cab accident lawyers to learn about the legal options you have available to you.
Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents
While a taxi cab accident can occur for any number of reasons, it is often due to the negligence or carelessness of the driver. The goal of a taxi driver is to transport his or her fare to the requested destination as quickly as possible, so a new customer can be picked up and more fares can be earned. However, this often leads to taxi drivers breaking the laws of the road. A taxi driver may speed, run stop signs, make illegal turns and commit other moving violations in order to reach the destination more quickly. He or she may neglect to maintain awareness of bicyclists or pedestrians in the area, and as a result, an accident can occur.
After any accident, it is critical to examine the evidence at hand in order to determine who may be at fault for the collision. This is particularly true of taxi cab accidents. The police report, photos of the cars, and witness accounts can help pinpoint the cause of the accident and who should be held liable. For example, was the driver speeding when the accident occurred? Did the company the taxi belonged to fail to adequately maintain the vehicle, causing a tire blowout? Pinpointing who may be held liable for the crash is the first step in bringing forward a claim for compensation.
When you or a loved one are injured in a taxi cab accident, the Felicetti Law Firm, P.C. can help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our taxi cab accident lawyers are well versed in the laws surrounding taxi cab accidents, and we can apply our knowledge and experience to your case. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your legal needs in detail at (305) 998-7000.