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As a Las Vegas resident or someone who’s visiting the city, you know that there’s no shortage of taxi cabs on the roads. While taxis provide a convenient form of transportation, they are also just as likely to get into an accident as any other vehicle. If you’ve suffered injuries because of a Las Vegas taxi cab accident, the attorneys of Claggett & Sykes can help you navigate the complex legal aspects of your personal injury claim.
At Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, we prioritize the safety and well-being of all our clients and the community we’re a part of. As a firm, our Las Vegas accident attorneys have the experience necessary to take your case to court if necessary and help you recover your maximum compensation. We’ve successfully won over $100 million in recoveries for our clients, and we pride ourselves on providing skilled and aggressive representation. Learn more about how we can help your Las Vegas taxi cab accident case by scheduling a free case evaluation. Call us today (702) 333-7777 or fill out a contact form and tell us more about your accident.
Experienced taxi drivers are less likely to have accidents compared to all passenger vehicle accidents. However, there are still risks – especially when the driver is a new or a part-time worker. These drivers are 5.5 times more likely to commit traffic violations than veteran and full-time taxi drivers, which increases the risk of getting into an accident.
Additionally, any driver who works on the road for more than eight hours has significantly slower reflexes and response times as the day goes on. Driver fatigue can easily lead to devastating accidents, especially when driving in high-accident areas like Las Vegas. Taxi accidents also have higher injury rates than passenger car only accidents.
Liability in a taxi cab accident works slightly differently than a normal passenger car accident. Not only is the driver potentially liable for the accident, but you may also be able to recover damages from the taxi company as well. Depending on the circumstances of your case, liability may fall on different parties.
If the accident happened because of negligence on the cab driver’s part, then he or she would be liable for the damages you sustained. However, if the accident occurred because of another party, such as another car speeding and colliding with the cab, then that driver would be responsible for your damages, not the cab driver.
When the cab driver is the liable party for your damages, then the cab company may also be liable. For the taxi company to be at fault, they must hold themselves out as the operator of the cab. Holding out can involve something as simple as placing the company name on the door of the vehicle to establish that the company is the operator.
Correctly determining and proving liability is a cornerstone of any successful cab accident claim. A Las Vegas injury attorney can help you establish fault in your case so that you can recover your rightful compensation.
Taxicab accidents can lead to many of the same damages as a passenger vehicle collision – and sometimes partitions in cabs can cause additional injuries. If you have severe or long-lasting injuries, you have a right to recover your maximum potential compensation under the law. The best way to do that is to work with an experienced taxi cab accident lawyer to support your case.
An attorney will be able to help you correctly determine your rightful amount of compensation and assist you throughout the claims process. The other party’s insurance company may offer you a settlement, but it will often be less than you deserve. An attorney can advise you on when a settlement is a fair amount for your case – and when you’d be better pursuing your rights in court.