Taking a cab is a popular means of transportation in Paradise, both for locals as well as for visitors needing to get from McCarran International Airport to the various hotels throughout our area. Unfortunately, with the sheer number of motorists vying for space on congested roads and highways and the presence of large amounts of pedestrians, taxi cab accidents are a common occurrence. When you have been injured as the result of this type of accident, our Paradise injury attorneys are here to help.
According to statistics from the Nevada Taxicab Authority, there are over 15 different cab companies registered within the state, making roughly two million trips per month. These are in addition to independent drivers, as well as companies that are newer to the market, such as Uber and Lyft. Taxi cabs and drivers are regulated within Nevada, and drivers are required to pass a background check and have a thorough knowledge of the traffic laws in order to operate. Despite these precautions, accidents and injuries still occur, often involving reckless and dangerous behaviors on the part of the cab driver. Common causes of taxi cab accidents include:
When these accidents occur, other motorists and their passengers can suffer severe and even life threatening injuries. Pedestrians are also at risk for taxi cab accidents, and may be hit by a driver while walking or when attempting to cross busy roads and intersections.
Under Sections 706.305-3052 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, taxi drivers are required to maintain a minimum level of liability insurance. While this insurance can help injured motorists and pedestrians recover in the event of an accident, it is still up to the victim to prove the cab driver was at fault. This may involve collecting police and traffic reports, video footage from cameras at intersections and along roadways, and identifying and collecting statements from witnesses to the accident. Accident reconstruction experts are often utilized in these types of cases, in order to prove the exact causes and how the speed and impact of the vehicles contributed to the victim’s injuries.
When you or a loved one is busy recuperating from a taxi cab accident, gathering the information needed to prove the other party is at fault is a daunting process. This is where Naqvi Injury Law can help. We have the knowledge and resources you need to help build a strong case, placing blame where it belongs and providing you the best possible chance for success.
When a taxi cab accident occurs, you may find yourself dealing not only with the driver, but with the cab company as well. These companies are backed by insurers, and have a strong financial motive for either denying or downplaying your claim. It is important to be aware that any statements you make or information you provide will likely be used against you, and that once you sign a settlement agreement, you will be forfeiting your rights to any further compensation.
Before speaking with the insurance company or accepting any settlement offers, contact our experienced injury attorneys first. We understand how even minor injuries can have major impacts on your health and financial well-being, both now and in the years to come. We defend your interests against the insurance company, negotiating on your behalf so that you can get the amount of compensation you need to recover. In the event a settlement cannot be reached or the driver involved was not employed by a reputable cab company and was uninsured, we may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, claiming damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered injuries as the result of a taxi cab accident, contact Naqvi Injury Law right away. Our experienced Paradise injury attorneys act as a strong legal advocate on your behalf, protecting your rights while helping you get the compensation you deserve.