According to the Texas Department of Transportation (Dn, every two minutes and seven seconds, a person suffers an injury in the state because of a car crash. A significant portion of these incidents involve taxi drivers. These drivers have the same obligations as all other motorists to follow the rules of the road and keep people safe. A driver who is at-fault for a collision may be liable for providing compensation to all injured parties.
An Austin taxi cab accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue your case. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you gather evidence, evaluate how the incident has affected your life, and demand appropriate compensation from all liable parties. Call us today at 844-928-0301 to see how we can help you.
TAXI DRIVERS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO KEEP YOU SAFE
The traffic laws in Austin and throughout the state apply to every motorist. The type of vehicle that they are driving has no effect on this concept. As a result, taxi drivers must obey speed limits, stop at red lights, yield when appropriate, and stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. A failure to follow these rules could make a taxicab driver––as well as their employer––responsible for your injuries.
In addition to following the rules of the road, taxi drivers must also operate their vehicles in a safe manner. They must avoid distractions from radio calls, cell phone use, or any other activity that may result in them losing control over their vehicle.
Demonstrating that a taxi driver’s failure to properly operate their vehicle will be a major component of your personal injury case. Through the evidence that your legal team provides, you will need to show how another driver’s negligence resulted in your financial losses.
An Austin taxicab accident lawyer can provide more information about the obligations of taxi drivers to keep you safe. They can also review the details of your medical bills, lost income, and other financial damages to determine the extent of your losses. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to learn more.
WHEN A TAXI COMPANY MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ITS DRIVERS
In your situation, we may be able to hold the negligent taxi driver responsible for your accident and injuries. However, they may not be the only party that has an obligation to compensate you. Taxi drivers are employees of taxi companies. As such, those taxi companies may share blame for the accident.
This is possible because of the legal concept called respondeat superior, per the State Bar of Texas. In short, this means that an employer is responsible for the actions of its employees while on the clock. As a result, a taxi company may be jointly liable for any damage that its employees may cause. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can provide more information about respondeat superior and how it may enable you to hold a taxi company responsible for the actions of its drivers.
HOW AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A TAXI DRIVER MAY AFFECT YOUR WELLBEING
Demonstrating that a taxi driver was to blame for a collision is only one part of a successful legal claim. You will also need to prove how the collision has affected your life.
An Austin taxicab accident lawyer can evaluate the following:
THE EXTENT OF YOUR PHYSICAL INJURIES
The most obvious negative impact of a collision may be the injuries that arise. In fact, a personal injury case cannot progress without an injury that requires medical attention. These can range in severity from cuts and scrapes, to strained muscles or ligaments, to broken bones and spinal cord damage. No matter how severe an injury may be, an at-fault driver may be responsible for providing reimbursement for an injured party’s medical bills.
YOUR EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
Another potential loss can be emotional trauma. Most physical injuries cause a person to experience pain. However, in other situations, a person may suffer from flashbacks, nightmares, or other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Much like physical injuries, mental harm is also a compensable loss. Our legal team can also factor in the cost of mental health counseling into the value of your case.
THE INCOME YOU HAVE LOST
If you have missed time from work to seek medical care or rehabilitate at home, a taxi driver and their employer may have to compensate you for lost income. Your injuries may have even permanently affected your earning power and employment opportunities.
When you partner with the legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we can evaluate the cost of your collision-related damages and build a course of legal action on your behalf. Our goal is to recover compensation for your losses––even if it means filing a lawsuit and going to court.
You can call us at 844-928-0301 to learn more.
LET AN AUSTIN TAXICAB ACCIDENT LAWYER TAKE THE LEAD IN YOUR CASE
Being involved in a car crash where a taxi driver was at fault can lead to many important questions. You may be concerned as to what your rights are, especially if you were a passenger in the taxi at the time of the accident. Similarly, you may want to know if the taxi company shares blame for the incident.
The fact is that both taxi drivers and their employers have a duty to keep others safe at all times. This includes other drivers, pedestrians, and even passengers within the taxis themselves. If you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a taxicab driver, you may have the right to seek compensation. This can include payment for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
An Austin taxi cab accident lawyer wants to help you. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins is prepared to take your case and pursue the compensation you deserve. Call in the Strong Arm today at 844-928-0301 for your free consultation.