Taxi Accident in Los Angeles – 5 Ways a Driver Could Seriously Injure Passengers
A taxi accident can leave passengers with lifelong injuries.
Studies show that passengers in a taxi accident have higher injury rates than passengers in other vehicles. Common injuries one may suffer include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back injuries
- Loss of limbs
While there’s an injury risk of getting in any vehicle, taxi passengers have an extra level of protection.
Hailing a taxi to commute in Los Angeles is still common despite the exponential growth of rideshare services across the country such as Uber and Lyft. The city of Los Angeles traditionally caps the number of taxi permits at 2,364 (subscription required), giving much room for tourists and residents to travel via taxi.
When someone gets in a taxi, they should expect not only quality service, but safety as well. Unfortunately, a taxi accident can still happen.
Taxi’s and their drivers must provide duty of care for passengers.
Duty of care is a legal obligation that all drivers have to protect others on the road. Failure to provide duty of care is an example of negligence.
In fact, taxi drivers owe all passengers a higher duty of care to protect them from any harm.
Imagine a situation where Jennifer is in the backseat of a taxi traveling from LAX to her home in North Hollywood. The taxi driver is speeding and eventually fails to stop in time when traffic comes to a halt, crashing into the back of another car, injuring Jennifer’s neck and back.
The taxi driver failed to provide elevated duty of care to protect Jennifer. They could be found responsible for Jennifer’s injuries following this taxi accident.
There are many different causes for a taxi accident, including:
- A taxi driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol
- A driver who is distracted by their phone
- Your taxi driver failing to obey traffic signs or signals
- An aggressive driver
- A drowsy driver in need of sleep
If you were injured in a taxi accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Examples of potential compensation could include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain or suffering
At C&B Law Group, our LA taxi accident attorneys are prepared to fight for your justice.
Getting into a taxi accident is already hard enough. You may feel as if you lost all control following the incident.
We want to help get your life back on track, and want to make you a part of our 99 percent success rate of personal injury cases.
There are a number of potential parties that could be found negligent following a taxi accident:
- The taxi company
- The taxi driver
- Taxi part makers (in the event of a malfunctioning part)
Trying to take on any of these companies on your own can be daunting. It’s not uncommon to feel bullied by these companies or individuals.
At C&B Law Group, we will do all we can within our legal power to make sure you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours.
We can help build a case with important evidence such as:
- Security footage
- Witness testimony
- Photos and videos taken at the time and scene of the accident
We will work with insurance companies to hopefully lower your stress levels. Our Southern California taxi accident attorneys believe they have the experience to ensure you have a successful claim.
We’ve helped clients across Southern California in various personal injury or car accident cases, including cities like:
- Los Angeles
- Long Beach
- Moreno Valley
- San Bernardino
- Santa Ana
We work on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t owe us attorney fees until your case is settled.
Contact the LA taxi accident lawyers at C&B Law Group today for a free consultation.