Taxi cabs transport passengers from one location to another, taking a fee for their services. Because they take a payment, they are considered common carriers. Common carriers are required to maintain the safety of their vehicles and drivers.
When it comes to taxi cab crashes, victims have the same rights to file a claim as in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Whether you were hit by a taxi or in an accident while riding in a taxi, we are here to protect your rights.
As a consequence of negligent behavior, Metro Atlanta Law Group holds taxi drivers responsible for the accidents they cause. If you have been injured, you have the right to receive fair compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.
Categories of Taxi Cab Accidents
There are two main categories of taxi cab accidents. No matter which type you were injured in, our expert car accident attorneys are standing by to offer help and guidance.
Passenger in a Taxi Cab
If you take a cab to your destination, you expect the driver to obey all the rules of the road. When the taxi driver is negligent, they should be held accountable for the damages they cause.
When a passenger is injured in a taxi cab crash, they cannot be held liable. Either the taxi cab driver or the other vehicle holds the blame, making it easier for the injured passenger to seek compensation.
Hit By a Taxi Cab
In busy cities, like Atlanta, downtown areas are often packed with traffic. Pedestrians and bike riders can sometimes become the victim of a taxi cab crash that causes horrific injuries.
If you have been hit by a taxi cab, it is your right to file a car accident claim. We will work to hold the at-fault taxi cab driver responsible. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation allowed under the law.
Elements of Taxi Cab Crash Claims
In any car accident claim, including those involving taxi cabs, two elements must be proven.
Liability The victim must prove liability. Depending on the type of taxi cab crash, the fault may lie with the taxi driver or another driver.
Damages The victim must prove the extent, nature, and severity of their injuries.
Common Types of Taxi Cab Crash Injuries
Severe trauma, including brain damage
Spinal cord damage
Facial and extremity lacerations
Internal organ damage
Hematomas and contusions
Loss of vision
Mental health issues
Unfortunately, some taxi cab crashes can result in death. In the event the victim dies, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation under Georgia law. Compensation would be pursued as a wrongful death claim.
Common Issues Regarding Taxi Cab Crashes
At Metro Atlanta Law Group there are two main problems our taxi cab crash clients face. The two are liability issues and multiple injured passengers.
In a two-car accident, proving liability is always a concern. Sometimes, both drivers are found partially liable for the accident. Often, this case scenario ends up in court, as both parties push blame on the other.
Some taxis can hold multiple passengers. If you are involved in a taxi cab crash with multiple passengers, issues could arise.
With multiple injured passengers, the limits of the insurance policy can be stretched to the maximum. Unfortunately, this could lead to victims being forced to settle for much less than they deserve.
What Steps Should You Take After a Taxi Cab Crash?
If you are the victim of an unfortunate taxi cab crash, it is important you take the following steps. These are the same steps you would take when involved in any car accident.
Exchange information, including names, contact information, and insurance.
Obtain the taxi driver’s name, registration number, and employer contact information.
Take pictures of all the vehicles involved.
Call the police to file an accident report. Ask for a copy of the police report.
Ensure no drivers leave the scene of the accident. Record the license plate numbers of all vehicles.
Seek medical care right away, no matter the severity of your injuries. Inform the doctor you were involved in a car accident.
Keep extensive records on all the details of the accident and resulting damages.
Schedule a consultation appointment with a car accident attorney.
We Become Your Legal Advocate
Serious injuries can result from a taxi cab crash. Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident can be devastating for victims. It is especially arduous to handle a taxi cab crash since there there are often extenuating circumstances.
We will fight for your rights every step of the way. Our team of expert attorneys will secure evidence through a thorough investigation at the scene of the accident. We will work to prove your measurable damages.
Whether you settle with the insurance company or the case goes to court, we will be there for you every step of the way. Our attorneys will not rest until justice is served.
Schedule a Consultation Appointment Today
Have you been seriously injured in a taxi cab crash? If so, our expert legal team is standing by to take your call. We will schedule your free consultation appointment promptly.
Allow us to assess your personal injury claim. We are poised to take immediate action. We will pursue the at-fault taxi driver. You may even have a claim against the driver’s employer, if they were negligent in hiring an unsafe employee.
Call Metro Atlanta Law Group today. Our law team is standing by to take your call and get your consultation appointment scheduled right away. Do not wait to seek the legal help you need!