Though we generally trust that our taxi driver will safely take us to our destination, the unfortunate reality is that very often, this simply does not happen. If you are someone who has been injured in a taxi accident, you are most likely now looking to hold the negligent party financially responsible for the injuries you have sustained. Please read on to learn more about how we can help.
What can cause a taxi accident?
Taxi accidents can be caused by several different factors, some of which being nobody’s fault. For instance, if you are someone who was simply caught in a bad snowstorm and slid off the road, the accident isn’t entirely your fault. However, as you may know, car accidents are most commonly caused due to driver negligence. In today’s day and age, we see all different types of driver negligence at work every single day. However, some of the most common forms of driver negligence on the road today include texting while driving, driving while drowsy, fatigued, or while otherwise distracted, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been injured in a taxi accident because your driver was doing any of those things, there is a strong chance you will qualify for compensation.
Who is liable in taxi accidents? The driver or his company?
When people are injured in taxi accidents, there is very often some confusion as to who they should sue. Taxi accidents are a bit more challenging to figure out, as in some cases, if the taxi driver does not own the vehicle, his company may be held responsible, and in other cases, you may only sue the taxi driver. What’s more, in certain instances, you may even sue both parties. The truth is, you will most often not know the relationship between the driver and his or her company until you’ve hired an attorney and the investigation has begun.
How do I recover financial compensation after a taxi accident?
To recover financial compensation, you will always have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Our firm has years of experience gathering and presenting evidence on behalf of our clients to win them the compensation they deserve. Why not put our experience to work for you?
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.