Phoenix Taxicab Accident Attorney
Taxicabs fall into a category known as common carriers. A common carrier is a business that offers the public transportation. The transportation services may be for individual passengers as well as freight. Examples of common carriers are trains, buses, airport shuttles, and so on. If you ever experienced an injury while riding in a taxicab or other common carrier that was due to their negligent conduct, you may be able to seek compensatory damages in a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a Phoenix taxicab accident lawyer. If a loved one lost their life in a common carrier accident, survivors may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. The personal injury attorneys at Curiel and Runion, PLC offer a free case consultation to review the circumstances of your particular situation.
Reasons for Taxicab Accidents:
Some might wonder, in fact, why there aren’t even more taxicab accidents than there are, what with their aggressive speeding around town at all hours of the day and night in order to pick up their fares. Yes, a certain level of efficient driving is required to be a good taxi driver, but when is that line crossed? Taxi drivers are not permitted to drive illegally, engaging in some in the following behaviors:
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Passing cars to get to the front of the lane
- Failing to yield the right of way for other drivers
- Avoiding stop signs and stop lights
- Making wild U-turns in an effort pick up fares on the opposite side of the road
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Liability of Taxicabs and Common Carriers:
The taxicab driver and the owner of the car and/or taxicab company may all be liable for any accidents that are caused by the driver. If the auto accident resulted from mechanical failure, the garage and/or mechanic that supposedly repaired and approved the taxicab for driving may also be liable for damages. Taxicab companies are required to carry sufficient auto insurance to protect their passengers, their cars and the drivers. If you were involved in an accident with a taxicab in which the driver was responsible for an accident, or one in which the driver contributed to an accident, you may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, loss of consortium and more. Additionally, if the cab driver drove in a particularly outrageous, egregious or aggressive manner, or if the driver was under the influence of alcohol, punitive damages may be called for.
Contact Curiel & Runion for a Free Case Review for Taxicab Accidents; No Costs Unless We Win Your case:
Curiel and Runion, PLC is a Phoenix personal injury firm that gives their clients individualized attention in their life and their case. The lawyers keep the client apprised of all significant case developments; phone calls and emails are promptly answered, and you will speak to an actual lawyer, not just a case assistant or case handler. There are never any costs involved unless we win your case in court or successfully settle out of court. To discuss how you may seek compensation for your taxicab injuries, call Curiel and Runion at 602-595-5559.