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Liability in Taxi Accidents

  • Accidents where you’re a passenger can be more complex than other car accidents. If you caused the accident, you could fight back against the other driver or file a claim with your insurer to get your settlement. With cases in which you’re a passenger, you’ll instead need to look at who’s liable for the injuries a passenger experiences.

    When you’re injured while taking a ride in a taxi, getting your compensation is what you need to move on, but you can expect trouble from all sides. If you’re in need of compensation after a taxi accident, get help determining liability and fighting for your compensation.


    Employer Liability

    If you’re a passenger in a taxi, your first thought may be that the driver themselves will be responsible for your accident. Remember, however, that taxi drivers are at work while driving and are the responsibility of their employers.

    When a worker injures someone in the course of their job, unless they were acting recklessly or acting outside the normal scope of their job, their employer may be liable for the costs of those injuries. Your damages should be the responsibility of their employer.


    When Multiple Vehicles Are Involved

    Your accident might not have been the fault of a single driver. Instead, the taxi could have been hit by another driver, or you could have been the passenger in a multiple-car accident. These can be a little more complicated because you could end up in the middle of two groups who don’t care about your best interests.

    When you’re the passenger in a crash between a taxi and another car, both insurance companies may owe you for the damages, but they may fight against one another to avoid paying for your compensation. They may blame the other driver in hopes that the other insurance company will offer you more and that you will take what they offer.

    Unfortunately, that puts you in a difficult position. You’re stuck between two companies that don’t want to pay for your settlement, but you’re in need of these funds to recover. When you’re stuck in such a difficult position, you may need help fighting for the full compensation you deserve after your taxi accident.


    Get Help with Your Claim

    After a taxi accident, it’s tough to determine what you’ll need to do to get compensation for your recovery from the right person. You might be unsure which driver is responsible or who will be paying for your recovery.

    Fortunately, you don’t have to determine who’s liable for your taxi accident alone. Instead, speak to a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP for help with your claim. By starting with our free case review, you can expect an attorney who’s ready to fight for your needs.

    If you’re ready to get started, reach out to our attorneys for your consultation. Call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462), or visit us online.