Las Vegas Taxi Cab Accident Attorney
Many people in Las Vegas are involved in car accidents, involving taxis, every day. Whether as passengers in the taxi or as passengers in other vehicles, hit by taxi cabs, these accidents can be serious in nature, with disastrous results. Taxi cab accidents are fairly common due to the nature of the taxi business. Taxi drivers have long likely exhausting shifts of driving people from point “A” to point “B” in the quickest manner possible. Compounded by the amount of drunk drivers on the Las Vegas Strip, motor vehicle collisions involving taxi cabs have become commonplace.
Like buses, taxi cabs are common carriers, which are held to higher standards of care than non-commercial passenger vehicles. Drivers of taxi cabs therefore need to extra careful to not engage in careless or reckless conduct that could potentially result in a motor vehicle collision. If a taxi cab does not exercise extreme caution while driving, they may be on the hook if their passengers are injured during a collision. If a person is injured as a passenger of tax cab or as a occupant of a vehicle that was hit by a taxi, then they need to retain an attorney immediately. Although taxi cabs are commonly carriers of commercial insurance policies with high limits, the insurance companies that they use are notoriously hard to deal with and will stop at nothing to pay as little as possible on claims against their insured drivers. This means that you will need anexperienced and aggressive attorney to pursue a claim against a taxi company. The Injury Firm Las Vegas is experienced in handling cases against taxi cab companies and will therefore provide excellent representation during the course of handling your personal injury case.
To be fair, it is not always a taxi cab driver’s fault if a collision occurs. Taxi cab drivers can also be victims of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, as a mere matter of percentage of time on the road, taxi-cab drivers are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident than individuals that are not required to be on the road for a living. If a driver of a taxi cab is injured while on the clock they may be able to present two different types of claims. First, they may be able to pursue a worker’s compensation claim against their employer. Second they may be able also pursue the at-fault party, responsible for causing the accident.
If you have been in an accident with a taxi cab, whether as a passenger, driver, or occupant of a vehicle that was hit by a taxi, you need to retain the best attorney available. You should immediately contact the Injury Firm to pursue a personal injury case against the taxi cab company. The Injury Firm will work hard to obtain the best possible compensation for your injuries.