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Taxicab Accident Injury Lawyers

Injured in a taxicab accident while traveling from the airport or to another destination? Contact Dordulian Law Group’s taxi accident lawyers for a free consultation at 818-322-4056 for a free case evaluation so we may determine if you’re entitled to a cash settlement.

Taxicab Accident Injury Lawyers

Despite rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft commanding a large portion of the market, taxi cabs are still prevalent in and around Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. And although taxi cabs might not be the most popular means of transportation for Los Angeles residents and tourists, accidents involving taxicabs occur regularly.

Below we will take a look at some important taxicab driver statistics, review what to do in the event of an accident, and provide information on how to arrange for a free and no obligation consultation with an experienced and proven Dordulian Law Group car accident lawyer.

2022 Taxi Driver Crime Statistics

According to a report provided by Carsurance.com, the following statistics related to taxi drivers have been confirmed as of March 2022:

  • There are 207,920 taxi drivers in the U.S. (by comparison, Uber reportedly has over 327,000 employees in the U.S.)
  • 40 taxis and limos were involved in critical or fatal car accidents last year in New York state
  • People who don’t wear seatbelts in taxis are twice as likely to wind up seriously injured.
  • Interestingly, research has also shown that partition glass contributes to more fatal car crash outcomes.
  • Limo and taxi traffic violation statistics warn that only 57% of passengers in hired vehicles wear seatbelts.
  • Fatal taxi and chauffer crashes have declined by 24% in recent years.

Rideshare Accident Statistics in Los Angeles

In 2017, over 92,000 residents of Los Angeles County were injured or killed in traffic collisions. With more than 60,000 annual accidents, that equals around 164 car crashes every single day. In 2010, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that motor vehicle traffic injuries were the 3rd leading cause of death, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits among Angelenos.

Who is Liable in an Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident?

Taxis Remain Popular Despite Uber and Lyft Rideshare Apps

Is it estimated that hundreds of thousands of taxis continue to operate throughout California. Unlike Uber and Lyft, where the driver typically owns the vehicle, taxis may follow a different business model.

For example:

  • Some taxi companies may own the cabs outright and employ drivers who rent those vehicles.
  • Other taxi companies may hire drivers who own their own cabs/vehicles and work as either employees or independent contractors for said cab companies.

Who Can I Sue if I’ve Been Injured in a Taxicab or Limousine Accident?

At Dordulian Law Group (DLG), our taxi accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to go after the liable party or parties who are responsible under the law for covering various damages you’ve endured through your accident – such as medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and more.

However, the fact is that determining liability or fault in a taxi accident can require a skilled and dedicated DLG personal injury lawyer. Various taxi accident scenarios can determine who your DLG attorney files a claim for damages against.

Types and Causes of Taxicab Accidents

Types and Causes of Taxicab Accidents

For example:

If your taxi driver was distracted at the time of your accident, he or she may be liable (or deemed to have caused the crash under the law). However, if the driver was acting within the scope of his or her employment at the time of your car accident, the taxi company may also be liable. In such a case, DLG’s taxi accident lawyers may sue both the driver and the cab company on your behalf to recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.

On the other hand, some taxicab accidents that lead to injuries are not the fault of the driver or the taxi company. Rather, such taxi accidents are the responsibility of a third party (like a distracted driver, reckless scooter driver, or a pedestrian who failed to heed traffic laws). In such a case, while your DLG taxi accident lawyer will likely pursue a claim against the third party, we may also seek to hold the taxi driver or company who employed that individual responsible via a civil lawsuit for damages.

Another type of taxi accident lawsuit may involve the manufacturer of a defective product (such as a seatbelt or vehicle part). Moreover, the company tasked with maintaining the taxi and ensuring the vehicle meets all safety regulations may also be held liable in a civil lawsuit. In such third-party lawsuits, your DLG taxi accident lawyer may still seek to file a claim against the cab driver or the company who employed that individual for partial responsibility.

While it may seem like a daunting task determining not only who is at fault, but also who to file a claim against after a taxi accident injury, the experienced car accident lawyers at DLG are here to help. Regardless of who is at fault (whether an individual or multiple parties), DLG’s personal injury lawyers will fight aggressively to recover maximum financial compensation for your accident-related injuries.

Can I Be Awarded Damages in a Taxi Accident Injury Lawsuit?

When a taxi driver causes an accident through negligence, and that crash leaves you injured, a civil lawsuit can be necessary to help ensure that you recover all applicable financial compensation needed to make a full recovery.

The types of damages that may be recovered in a taxi accident civil lawsuit typically fall under two categories: economic and non-economic. The specific types of damages you may be able to recover in your taxi accident injury lawsuit can vary depending on the unique circumstances of the incident (e.g. the extent of your injuries, the degree of liability on the part of the taxi driver or the cab company, the taxi driver’s past record, etc.).

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What Damages Can I be Awarded for My Taxicab Accident Injury Claim?

Here are some common examples of damages that may be secured through a taxicab accident injury lawsuit:

Common Taxicab Accident Economic Damages

  • Medical expenses
  • Emergency department treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Earning Capacity

Common Taxicab Accident Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Scarring or other serious injury
  • Compensation for loss of a limb or disfigurement

How Much is My Taxicab Accident Injury Lawsuit Worth?

How Much is My Taxicab Accident Injury Lawsuit Worth?

A common question we often hear from potential clients who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions is:

“How much is my taxicab accident case worth?”

Depending on the severity of your injuries, your taxicab accident civil lawsuit may be worth a significant sum of money. When negligence occurs on the part of a taxicab driver who is entrusted to transport passengers safely from one destination to another, the at-fault driver should be responsible for covering your resulting expenses, such as medical or hospital bills, lost wages, and more. In taxicab accident cases, negligence is often easily proven, with the at-fault party clearly putting you and any other passengers in danger.

The value of your California taxicab accident injury lawsuit will likely be commensurate with the circumstances and severity of your incident. But when you obtain the expert legal representation of DLG’s taxicab accident lawyers, you can be confident that we will fight aggressively to secure the maximum financial compensation available that includes all applicable damages. Additionally, during your free consultation with a DLG taxicab accident lawyer, a dedicated member of our team will provide estimates for how long your case may take to settle and how much your total claim may be worth.

What Should I Do After a Taxicab Accident Injury?

If you’ve been injured in a taxicab accident, DLG’s experienced lawyers recommend that you take certain steps to ensure that your opportunity at justice and due financial compensation is not jeopardized.

Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) Top 8 Steps to Take After a Taxicab Accident Injury include:

  1. Address any injuries and seek medical attention immediately
  2. Call the police and file a report (but do not make a statement or admit any fault)
  3. Gather contact info of the taxicab driver
  4. Gather vehicle info/medallion number and any other professional ID for the taxi driver
  5. Gather witness info if available
  6. Take photos and videos of the accident scene and of your injuries
  7. Contact a proven and qualified taxicab accident lawyer from DLG
  8. Contact the local taxicab authority with the assistance of your DLG lawyer

The most important step you can take after a taxicab accident is to seek medical treatment for any injuries (and keep in mind, many victims may not experience immediate symptoms).

Why Do I Need a Medical Exam After a Taxicab Accident Injury?

A medical exam after a taxicab accident can offer numerous advantages, particularly if you decide to file a civil claim for damages. Such advantages may include:

  • Helping to diagnose serious injuries like whiplash, concussion, or even traumatic brain injury/TBI.
  • Helping to rule out any injuries without immediate symptoms.
  • Ensuring that your health is properly addressed and your well-being prioritized.
  • Medical treatment establishes a record of your injury, which can be invaluable when pursuing financial compensation in a civil claim.

Furthermore, medical records from your taxicab accident can help prove how your injury progressed. Taxicab drivers and their companies (or representative insurance companies) will often try to minimize liability, and if you do not have medical documentation to support your claim, your damages award could be reduced.

Once your health and well-being is attended to, the next and most important step you can take is to contact the very best Los Angeles taxicab accident lawyers at DLG to protect your right to maximum financial compensation.

Contact a Los Angeles, California, Taxi Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation

Contact DLG today at 818-322-4056 for a free taxicab accident injury case evaluation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by ensuring that your rights are protected after a taxicab accident injury.

DLG’s taxicab accident and personal injury lawyers have helped victims like you recover more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts while maintaining a 98% success record. Our dedicated team offers injured victims peace of mind through our unparalleled experience and proven results.

Schedule an appointment online for a free consultation today, or call us directly to speak to our top-rated, expert car accident attorneys.

You owe it to yourself to do everything in your power to avoid financial loss after an unfortunate taxicab accident injury that occurred through no fault of your own. With DLG’s experienced taxicab accident lawyers, our No Win/No Fee Guarantee means there is never any obligation or upfront fee, and we are here to answer any questions you may have 24/7. If we don’t recover a maximum financial damages award for your taxicab accident injury claim, you pay nothing – it’s just that simple. With DLG’s taxicab accident lawyers, there is never any risk to you, and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that justice is served and you get the financial damages award you deserve for a complete recovery.

For a California taxicab accident injury, the best call you can make is to a dedicated attorney at DLG.

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