Las Vegas Taxi Cab Accident Attorneys
What to Do After a Crash Involving a Cab in Nevada
Taxis are a common mode of transportation in Las Vegas. Whether you are traveling inside the city or you need a ride from the airport to The Strip, taxis are a relatively safe way to travel. There are taxis and minivan cabs waiting at every hotel with drivers who know the city streets and have experience navigating the city's busiest roadways. In general, taxi drivers have the skills and knowledge to avoid dangerous situations. However, accidents can happen and passengers of taxis can get hurt. When this occurs, it is important that the victims are offered fair compensation for all of their losses.
The experienced Las Vegas car accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have a long and successful track record handling cases on behalf of injured victims against taxi and limousine companies. We will work diligently to help you secure compensation for your tremendous losses. Please call us at (702) 380-8000 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.
Do You Have A Claim?
There are a number of reasons why you may be able to receive financial compensation after a Las Vegas taxi accident. You may have it in your best interest to file a claim if:
- You were injured when the negligence of the taxi driver contributed to an accident.
- A careless driver struck the taxicab in which you were a passenger.
- Your foot was crushed when a taxicab sped off for another fare.
- You and other passengers suffered whiplash and head injuries from sudden stops and erratic driving by the driver.
- The taxi driver struck you as you were legally crossing the street at an intersection or in a crosswalk.
- The driver failed to stop in a reasonably safe place.
Black Boxes Can Be Critical Evidence in Taxi Cab Cases
Determining liability for a car accident can prove challenging. Many injury accidents result in legal arguments where the two parties do not agree who was responsible and who should pay for the victim's damages. In such cases, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses become important parts of the claim process. Evidence that is available following a collision that is not always available in other crashes is the data collected by the black box. Event data recorders or black boxes in taxicabs record details such as speed, time of impact and whether the driver tried to apply the brakes before the crash.
Compensation for Victims
Taxicabs are common carriers and are therefore required under the law to exercise a high level of care for the safety of its passengers. Therefore, taxicabs are liable for injuries suffered by passengers when the driver's negligence or the taxi company's negligence contributed to the accident. You can file a claim to receive compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering and other related damages. Examples of negligence on the part of the taxi driver or company include impaired driving, distracted or fatigued driving, failure to properly maintain the taxicab and negligent hiring.
Immediately after the accident, it is important that you protect your rights by taking some important steps. Call the police and file a report. Make sure you obtain a copy of the report. Write down everything you remember regarding the driver of the cab, where the accident occurred and whoever else was involved in the collision. Get the taxi company's information as well as the insurance information from the driver. You may also benefit from taking photos of the cab and of your injuries. Also, obtain contact information from any witnesses who saw the accident. Get prompt medical attention and treatment for your injuries, which will help maximize your chances of a speedy and complete recovery.
The experienced Las Vegas taxicab accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of injured victims and their families. Our legal team is committed to helping you obtain the maximum possible compensation for all your injuries, damages and losses. If you or someone you love has been injured in a taxi accident in Nevada, please contact us for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.