Taxis and limousines are considered to be “commercial carriers,” meaning the government holds them to higher safety standards of road usage and passenger care. Since passengers are putting their well-being into the hands of others, if an accident occurs, the driver or their company may be liable. If you or someone you love has been injured while riding in a taxi or limousine, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Torgenson Law, our Phoenix taxi and limo accident attorneys will fight for the justice you deserve. (602) 759-0012 and schedule a free consultation today.
As previously mentioned, taxis and limousines fall under common carrier liability. Companies and their drivers who provide these services are held to a higher standard and owe a duty to use reasonable care as they operate their vehicles. When a common carrier acts negligently and breaches that duty of care to their passengers, resulting in an accident, then they can be held liable for any resulting injuries and other losses. Part of that duty also involves:
Depending on the details of your specific accident, there may be one or multiple parties that are liable. In addition to the driver and their employer, other potential parties include the manufacturer if there was a defective part or a maintenance vendor that failed to keep the vehicle in safe working order.
After being involved in an accident while riding in a taxi or limousine, gather as much information as possible. Get the name and contact information for the driver, their employer, any other drivers or bystanders involved in the collision, and any eyewitnesses. An eyewitness’s testimony can be of significant help in the future during fault investigations. If you are able, take photos of the vehicles, the street, and your injuries. Seek medical attention right away to diagnose and treat any injuries. Then contact a car accident attorney, so they may help you negotiate a settlement with an insurance company or take your case to trial if necessary.
Torgenson Law goes to great lengths to ensure clients receive quality representation, and the resources necessary to obtain the maximum settlement for their injuries. Have one of our Phoenix taxi and limo accident attorneys evaluate your case, for free, and discuss your legal options. We can be reached online or by calling (602) 759-0012.