When you are injured while riding in a taxi as a passenger, you have the same right to pursue legal action following the accident as if you had been driving your own car. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries by bringing a lawsuit against the taxi driver(s) or the taxi company. Immediately after a taxi cab accident, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. If possible, however, try to gather as much crash scene evidence as possible, including photos of the cars, the debris, and the road where it happened. Get contact info for all the drivers and passengers involved, as well as any eyewitnesses. This evidence can be used to prove fault in any future insurance company or civil lawsuit investigations into the cause of the accident.
Filing a lawsuit against a taxi company is different from most other car accident claims. Speak with an experienced car accident lawyer right away to determine the best course of action if you or a loved one were injured while riding in a taxi.
When a Taxi Hits You
If you are struck by a taxi cab while traveling in another vehicle, the ensuing injury claim is similar to any other accident involving two motor vehicles. You must establish that:
- The taxi driver was negligent
- You sustained injuries
- The negligence directly caused your injuries
If you are able to prove all three of these elements, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills related to your crash injuries, lost wages from time missed at work, and other damages.
When You Suffer Injuries as a Taxi Passenger
Pursuing a claim as a taxi passenger is slightly different. As a passenger, you are entirely removed from liability. Because you have the right to pursue legal action against either the taxi driver or the other motorist, your case will center around identifying the liable party and holding them accountable. A car accident attorney can assist you in this endeavor.
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