Taxicab Accidents: Who Could be Liable?

A yellow taxicabAccidents can occur in taxicabs just as in any other motor vehicle on the roadway. In some instances, these accidents occur because of the taxicab driver’s negligence, while at other times, another driver on the roadway causes or contributes to the accident.

If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident that involved a taxicab, you might be eligible to bring a claim against one or more individuals and recover money damages for the injuries that you suffered.

At Slappey & Sadd, our skilled team of personal injury attorneys represents victims of taxicab accidents throughout the State of Georgia, including in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Muscogee County, Newton County, Richmond County, Troup County, Walton County, and Whitfield County. Give us a call today to find out how we might be able to assist you with recovering the compensation you deserve.

Taxicab Driver Negligence

In some cases, taxicab passengers sustain injuries when their cab driver commits an act of negligence. For example, the cab driver might:

  • Engage in distracted driving, such as by talking on the phone (without a hands free Bluetooth device) or texting while driving, resulting in an accident
  • Violate a traffic law, such as by speeding, failing to use a turn signal, running a stop sign or red light, or otherwise operating the cab in a reckless or careless manner, resulting in an accident
  • Operate the cab while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, resulting in an accident

Suing the Cab Company

In addition to making a legal claim against a negligent cab driver, you might also be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the cab company that employs the driver. Cab companies could be deemed vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employee cab drivers. They could also be deemed responsible for hiring a driver with a bad driving record or retaining a driver who has incurred numerous traffic violations or caused accidents in the past.

Negligence of Other Drivers

Taxicab drivers and their passengers, unfortunately, do not have control over the actions or inactions of other motor vehicle drivers. Some accidents that involve taxicabs are caused by the negligence of other motor vehicle drivers when they violate the rules of the road.
When another motor vehicle driver causes or contributes to an accident, the taxicab passenger could file a claim or lawsuit against that other driver.

Call a Georgia Taxicab Accident Lawyer about Your Case Today

If you have been injured in a taxicab accident, you should seek legal help as soon as you are able. The attorneys at Slappey & Sadd, LLC can investigate how your accident happened and can make a timely claim against all potentially responsible individuals. We can also help you pursue monetary compensation for your injuries, including payment of all medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.

To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Georgia taxicab accident attorney, please call us today at 404.255.6677, or contact us online.

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