Many people get into a cab with a false sense of security. They might think the driver has such expertise and experience on the road that the chances of getting into a wreck and suffering a serious injury like a broken bone, damaged spinal cord, or traumatic brain injury are unlikely. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Las Vegas, especially on and around the Vegas strip.
The Vegas strip is usually inundated with taxi cabs on a daily basis. In fact, this is usually the mode of transportation for most Vegas visitors. But with this increased volume of taxi cabs comes an increase in taxi cab accidents.
There are many different types of taxi cab accident scenarios including two cabs hitting each other, a cab hitting a car (or vice versa) and a cab hitting a pedestrian crossing the street.
What should you do if you’re the victim of the taxi cab accident in Las Vegas? Well, getting compensated in a personal injury case can actually be easier than if you got into a wreck with another driver. This is because taxis often carry “black boxes.” These devices record speed, velocity and time of impact, so the facts about the accident are easier to investigate compared to other car crashes. Furthermore, taxi companies typically have ample insurance coverage and settlement negotiations usually proceed without much hassle.
This doesn’t mean you should be lackadaisical when it comes to your injury claim or consulting with an injury attorney. Insurance claims adjusters will look for any excuse to reduce or deny your legitimate claim. This is why it is so important for you to contact an attorney soon after your accident. This way, we can collect evidence and begin the claims process sooner rather than later (which provides less time for the defense attorneys to try and build a case against you). As a lawyer who previously represented Nevada’s largest taxi cab company, we have the knowledge and expertise to get you the maximum compensation you deserve when dealing with taxi cab collision cases.