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Layton Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

When you call for or hail a cab, you have a reasonable expectation that your cab will pick you up and deliver you safely and soundly to the location of your choice, but as the number of taxi cab accident claims in recent years suggests, that is not always what happens. Taxicab accidents are not frequent, but they do occur; cab drivers are only human, and they are subject to the same human errors and encounter the same perils on the road as anyone else. If you have been harmed as an occupant in a taxi cab, then you have a right to hold the at-fault party accountable for any injuries you sustain as a result—whether that’s the cab company, the cab driver, or some other driver on the road. Our taxi cab accident attorney can help you collect the damages due to you and help you get your life back on track post-accident.

Identifying the Liable Party

Since a taxi cab accident falls under the commercial vehicle accident umbrella, your attorney will need to act fast to ensure no vital evidence is lost. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, a number of parties could be at fault. Some possible parties that can be found liable include:

  • The taxi driver, for negligent driving, including distracted driving, driving under the influence, or aggressive driving
  • The taxi cab company, for failing to maintain their vehicle
  • Another driver, if their negligent or reckless driving caused the accident
  • Another commercial vehicle company, if one is at fault
  • A third party entity responsible for maintaining roads
  • A third party construction or road maintenance company, if debris or falling equipment caused your accident

Collecting Damages

If you’ve been injured as a result of a taxi cab accident, you are most likely entitled to collect damages. These may include compensation for any medical bills, including hospital bills, ER bills, medication costs, or physical therapy fees that you’ve accrued as a direct result of your taxi cab accident. Damages you collect may also cover loss of wages, future loss of wages, and financial compensation for your emotional and physical trauma.

The state of Utah has a four-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims with the court, but you’ll want to move as quickly as possible to avoid any loss of evidence or risk the taxi cab company ceasing its operations. An experienced personal injury attorney who is well versed in handling taxi cab accident claims can help you receive fair and just compensation.

Give Us a Call

Recuperating following an accident is never fun. Accidents derail your life and take it in a direction that you never planned or anticipated. We are here to help you put the pieces back together. Although monetary compensation is never enough to replace the time lost due to an accident, it does help to recoup the losses that you experienced so that you can move forward. Contact our Layton taxi cab accident attorney now to schedule a no-cost case review at your earliest convenience.