Atlanta Taxi Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Collision with a Taxi?
As the victim of a taxi cab accident, you are entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered. Contact the experienced Georgia car accident lawyers at Grant Law Office to get started on your claim against the liable cab company. We will negotiate settlement terms that are beneficial to you. If a trial is necessitated, we will fight aggressively in court to protect your right to a just reward. Call us at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 to learn more about your legal options.
What Defines a Passenger?
Atlanta is a bustling city with many tourist attractions and key destinations. Every day, countless taxi cabs go about picking up passengers and taking them to watch a Braves game at Turner Field, catch a flight at the bustling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, or attend a work conference at the Georgia International Convention Center, among other activities. While most cab rides go off without a hitch, some lead to crashes that cause considerable damages to faultless passengers.
When it comes to taxi service, the definition of a "passenger" is not just limited to someone sitting in the taxi cab while it is in motion. A person becomes a passenger the moment a cab stops for him/her, and s/he remains a passenger until s/he has gotten out of the taxicab and reached a place of safety away from the taxicab.
Who Is at Fault for My Accident?
In some cases, identifying the liable party may be a simple task whereas in others, it may require a thorough investigation of the facts. The following parties may be held liable in a taxi cab accident case:
- The Taxi Driver: The taxi cab business model rewards efficiency and speed. This encourages less scrupulous drivers to engage in dangerous driving behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating, and weaving through traffic, for the sake of more pay at the end of the day.
- The Cab Company: Cab companies are responsible for properly screening prospective employees in the hiring process, providing them with adequate training, and supervising them on their progress. They are also responsible for keeping taxi cabs in safe operating condition.
- The City Government: The City of Atlanta is responsible for regulating the taxi industry and conducting inspections of taxi cabs to ensure they are in working order.
Each party described above has the duty to uphold their own particular standard of care. Failure to do so can constitute negligence if it results in an accident.
Contact our Atlanta Taxi Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been in a taxi cab accident, get in touch with the legal team at Grant Law Office right away. We will preserve medical records, witness statements, relevant recordings from the involved taxi's black box, and other vital evidence to ensure you have a strong claim case and get the compensation you deserve. Contact our Atlanta injury attorneys today for a free case review.