Should I hire a personal injury lawyer for a taxi cab accident case?
If you have been hurt in an accident with a taxi cab, a personal injury lawyer can help you get justice for your injuries. Whether you were a passenger in the taxi, driving or riding in another vehicle, or were hit by a taxi as you were walking or riding a bike, you are may be entitled to compensation if the driver was responsible for the collision.
Although app-based ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have grown increasingly popular in California, there are hundreds of thousands of taxi cabs on streets and highways across the state. The taxi industry in California is governed by its own set of regulations designed to protect passengers and others on the roads.
Determining liability in a taxi cab accident can be complicated, as there are several different ways that a taxi company may be structured. For example, a company may have a fleet of vehicles that it hires individuals to drive. Alternatively, a company may hire drivers with their own cabs to work for them. A California personal injury attorney can investigate the facts of each case, including the structure of the taxi company, to determine who may be responsible for your losses: the driver, the company, or even a third party, such as the manufacturer of a car part or even a local government responsible for maintaining a road.
Compared to the average person involved in a taxi cab accident, the cab company will likely have greater resources — and an aggressive insurance company looking to minimize the amount of money they pay for your claim. A personal injury lawyer can level the playing field, advocating for you and making sure that you obtain the money that you deserve for your losses.