Glendale Taxi Accidents
One of the biggest destinations for taxi passengers in the Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe areas is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Few people like to pay to park for long periods at the airport, and asking friends for rides isn’t always a reliable method of transportation. Hiring a taxi means you can set up a pick-up time and hopefully arrive on time without any incidents.
Unfortunately, every once in a while, passengers are injured in taxi crashes. This can be the fault of the taxi driver or the other driver. Passengers can be seriously injured or suffer minor injuries. Typically, they face expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, transportation costs, property damage, and more. Either way, as the passenger in the cab, someone is responsible for paying these costs. The Husband and Wife Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you determine who is at fault and who is responsible.
What to do if you are involved in a taxi accident:
First, stay calm and use your cellphone to call for help. Once police and medical personnel arrive, make sure to get your injuries tended to. It’s important to have medical records of what injuries you sustained in the crash. Let police know the facts of what happened, but don’t try to determine who is at fault. Just state the facts and then concentrate on getting medical attention. Make sure to listen to the doctors and care for your injuries, and then contact us at Breyer Law so we can start looking into your case.
Your consultation with us is free, and we will begin collecting evidence to determine who was at fault. If the taxi driver was at fault, we will work hard to negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the insurance agency that covers the taxi company. If another driver was at fault and hit the taxi cab you were riding in, we will negotiate the settlement with that person’s insurance company. We will work to get a settlement that covers things like your medical bills, lost wages, additional transportation costs, emergency medical costs, etc.
How to increase your safety in taxis:
Always wear your seatbelt while in a taxi. Many passengers get into taxis and treat them like buses, and don’t put on a seatbelt. But one of the best ways to help reduce your likelihood of major injuries during an accident is to protect yourself with a seatbelt. Also, try not to distract your driver. While it’s ok to engage in conversation, be silent while your driver is concentrating on changing lanes or driving through intersections. Don’t play loud music and don’t ask your driver to make too many changes of direction or additional stops. If you have a driver who is engaging in unsafe driving practices, such as talking on a cellphone or driving aggressively, ask him to stop and then be sure to report him to the taxi company afterward.