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Jonathan Rosenfeld
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December 27, 2023

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Have you or a loved one been injured in a taxi cab accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation if you can prove that someone was to blame for your injury. An experienced personal injury attorney at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can fight for you to get the compensation that you deserve in taxi accident cases.

Our law firm has provided legal representation to thousands of clients, recovering compensation in excess of $400 million dollars. We believe in leaving no stone unturned in helping people while pursuing compensation. We are a nationally-recognized law firm with a track record of success. Attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld and his team routinely receive praise in reviews written by our clients.

You can schedule a free consultation to speak with a lawyer about your personal injury claim. Call us today! You owe us nothing unless we are able to help you win.

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How a Taxi Accident Lawyer Can Help You

When you have been in an accident involving a taxi, there are many things that you need to do before you could receive a check for your injuries. Our lawyers can help your case by doing the following:

  • Investigate your accident to learn the liable parties
  • Gather evidence that could be used to show fault in your case
  • Review your case to estimate your damages
  • File and insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiate compensation in a settlement agreement or argue your case in court

As you can see, what your lawyer does is vital to your prospects of obtaining full compensation, and you cannot afford to be without one in your case.

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers will provide you with dedicated and compassionate service, taking the time to listen to you and put ourselves in your shoes.

Defendants in Tax Cab Crash Cases

You would need to sue the party who was responsible for your accident. If you were a passenger in the taxi, it is far from automatic that the taxi driver is the one who was to blame for the accident. The driver of the other car involved in the accident could be to blame for the crash. Everything depends on which driver was the negligent one.

If you were the driver of another car, you would need to prove that the taxi cab driver was at fault for the accident. You must prove that they acted unreasonably under the circumstances.

The Taxi Driver Could Be a Danger

You are putting your life in someone else’s hands when you are getting into a taxi. You have no idea how well-trained or safe the driver is. They can be driving late at night as a second job. The taxi driver may be under financial pressure and trying to make more money by speeding and driving recklessly.

The point is that you have no control over what happens when you get into a taxi. You could be the victim of taxi cab accidents based on nothing you did.

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Causes of Taxi Accidents

Taxi cab accidents can be caused by the following:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to properly maintain the taxi cab
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Fatigued taxi drivers
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted taxi drivers, focused on their phone or their next fare

You do not have to prove the exact cause of the accident. All you need to do is show that the driver did something that would be considered unreasonable under the circumstances.

Injuries from Taxi Cab Accidents

Taxi passengers, or other drivers who were involved in the accident could suffer serious injuries. Even if they were wearing seatbelts, the jarring impact of a taxi accident could cause the following:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

Holding the Employer Responsible for Taxi Accidents

Unlike rideshare accident victims, you have more recourse when you have been hurt in a taxi accident. Drivers are employees of a taxi company. They are not classified as self-employed independent contractors.

Taxi companies are legally responsible for the actions of their drivers when they occurred within the scope of their job duties. Taxi drivers are agents of a company. Under principles of agency law, the driver and the taxi company are the same entity.

The exception to this rule is when the driver is using the taxi to run their own personal errands, as they have been known to do on occasion. Then, you would need to file a claim against the driver personally.

The fact that you can sue a company may lead to more compensation in a taxi accident case.

Insurance Coverage for Taxi Cab Accidents

In Illinois, taxi companies must have the following minimums in insurance coverage:

  • $250,000 per person
  • $250,000 liability limit per accident
  • $50,000 in property damage coverage

How the taxi company obtains coverage depends on its size. Some of the larger taxi companies in the Chicago area may self-insure. Either way, you are dealing with an insurance carrier that does not want to pay your claim in full, if it even wants to pay you at all.

Financial Compensation for a Taxi Accident

A Chicago taxi accident lawyer will help you determine how much you may be eligible for in financial compensation. Your settlement check or award depends entirely on how much you have suffered and the assets and insurance coverage available to pay for your injuries. If you have suffered severe injuries, you may be entitled to more in compensation.

The elements of your compensation for a taxi cab accident are as follows:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Embarrassment and humiliation
  • Emotional distress

Your lawyer can fight for you to recover compensation after the accident occurred. We would advise you to reject offers that do not fully compensate you for your injuries. In the end, you need a lawyer who is willing to roll up their sleeves and fight for you to get what you deserve.

Contact Our Law Firm for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a taxi crash, the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers could help ensure that the responsible parties are held liable for what they did. We know that the effects of an accident can overwhelm victims, and we are here to help. You can speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in a free consultation by calling us today at (888) 424-5757. You owe us nothing unless you win your case.

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