Taxi Accidents Are on the Increase.
Taking taxis and other convenient transportation such as Uber are great ways to get around town, but they can also be dangerous. Taxi accidents are increasing as more and more people use this popular mode of transportation. Passengers involved in accidents while they are riding in taxis may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Generally, the driver or cab company is responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers. If you were injured in a taxi accident, it is essential to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
As with any accident, the responsible party must be determined. Some accidents are caused completely by one party, while other times drivers share the blame for the accident. In Arizona, the law provides for pure comparative negligence. This means that more than one driver may be held liable for a portion of the injuries and damages caused by an accident. The injured party must bring a claim against the proper party. An experienced personal injury attorney will review the details of the situation to determine liability.
What to Do After an Accident
If you are the passenger in a vehicle that is involved in an accident, the first thing to do is seek medical attention. You will also need to call the police and file a report with the taxi company. If you are able to do so, take photos of the accident scene. Take notes of anything that you remember about the accident. Get information from the other driver as well as from witnesses. You may be contacted by the driver’s insurance company. Before making a statement or accepting any payment, discuss the accident with a qualified personal injury attorney.
Getting Compensation for Your Injuries
If you were severely injured, your medical expenses may already be quite high. Depending on the injuries sustained, you may require more medical treatments or ongoing care and rehabilitation. You may not be able to work and you have probably had quite a bit of pain. These damages should be paid by the responsible party. A claim may need to be made in order to get the negligent driver or drivers to compensate you for your damages. The law limits the time you have to file a claim, typically two years after the incident. Your attorney will review the details of the case, evaluate the accident and represent you to resolve your case favorably.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Taxi Accidents, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at 480.461.5335, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.