Do You Have a Taxi Cab Injury Claim?
If you were involved in an accident involving a taxi cab in Las Vegas or Henderson, call us as soon as you’ve been checked by a doctor and your condition is stable. The driver and the taxi company may owe you money for your injuries. We can help make sure they pay.
Whether you’re a passenger in a taxi cab, a motorist, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian, you may be able to recover substantial amounts of money when you’re hurt by a reckless taxi cab driver. Compensable damages include:
- The cost of medical treatment by doctors and other healthcare professionals, follow-up care, surgery, hospital stays, diagnostic procedures, and rehabilitation
- Medical equipment, supplies and medications necessary after your accident
- Wage replacement to cover the income you lost because you became unable to work
- Loss of earning capacity in the event that you are unable to earn the amount of money you earned before you were hurt
- Pain and suffering including emotional scarring
You Don’t Have to Be Riding in a Taxi to Have an Injury Claim
Passengers of taxi cabs can recover money for injuries sustained while in transit whether they were hurt by accidents or other means. But you don’t have to be riding in the cab to have an injury claim against the driver or cab company. Other reasons you may be able to hold the cab or taxi cab company liable include:
- You were a passenger in another vehicle that was hit by a taxi cab
- You were a pedestrian or bystander who was hit by a taxi cab
- You were injured getting into or out of a taxi
- Your driver stopped to let you out in a place that was not reasonably safe
- You were assaulted by a taxi driver while you were a customer
Protecting Your Rights When You’re Injured by a Taxi Cab Driver
When you’re hurt by a taxi cab driver there are things you can do to maintain your ability to recover compensation. Unfortunately, doing or saying the wrong thing can leave you buried under a stack of medical bills you’re unable to pay.
Right After the Incident
You should seek medical attention immediately following a car accident with a taxi cab or other incident that caused you to become injured. If you were in a wreck, get checked out even if you think you weren’t hurt. Your symptoms might not show up right away. If you were assaulted by a taxi driver, go to the nearest hospital for an evaluation and report the incident to the police right away.
Try to make note of the details surrounding your incident. If possible, take pictures of the taxi cab, the license plate, the VIN number, the driver, other vehicles, and your surroundings. Be sure you get the taxi cab ID number and the name of the driver and taxi cab company, if you can.
Do Not Make Any Unnecessary Statements
It’s important to refrain from making any statements after a crash. Saying too much or using terms that could indicate fault can cost you your case. Although the insurance companies and taxi cab companies will likely pretend to have your best interests in mind, they are typically only out for one thing; to minimize the payout of your claim.
Taxi Cab Companies Are Liable for the Actions of Their Drivers
In Nevada, taxi cab companies are liable for the actions of their drivers. When they hire drivers that do not meet the criteria Nevada’s law requires, or they retain drivers who no longer qualify to operate taxi cabs, they are in violation of Nevada’s negligent hiring, retention, and supervision law. People who have been convicted of certain crimes, do not meet licensing requirements, or cannot meet the health requirements established by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations cannot legally drive for a taxi cab company. When companies violate the law, injured people may be able to recover punitive damages in addition to recovering money for their losses.
Before you speak with anyone regarding your accident, call our office for a free consultation. We can help make sure your rights remain protected and you can recover the money you’re owed.
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