Taxicab Accident Personal Injury
In our society, many people rely on others for transportation. Some people ride a bus or take a train. Other people get a ride from a friend or family member, while others pay a taxicab service for a ride. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there are over 200,000 taxi drivers and chauffeurs. These individuals serve a vital role in getting people to their destinations. The vast majority of the rides in taxicabs are very safe.
Unfortunately, taxicab accidents are very common. It is not always the driver of the taxicab who is at fault. There are times that the taxicab is struck by a drunk driver or other vehicle that was not paying attention. Other times the taxicab driver may be too tired to be driving or may not be driving in a safe manner. Like any type of automobile accident, there are factors that can contribute to the accident.
There are many types of injuries that can be sustained when you are involved in a taxicab accident. Whiplash, facial injuries, broken bones and bruises are all common injuries that can happen during a taxi cab accident. Often times, passengers in a taxicab do not wear safety belts, which can cause even more severe injuries. In the worst case scenario death can be the result of a taxicab accident.
It is very important to consult with an attorney if you or a loved one are involved in a taxicab accident. Typically the taxicab driver is working for a taxicab company. As more parties become involved, the more complicated the case becomes. An attorney will work with you to ensure you are properly compensated. As the victim of a taxi cab accident you may be entitled to compensation for things such as medical care, lost wages, emotional suffering as well as physical damages. The attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz are very experienced in personal injury cases. Call us today for a consultation.