Even though Uber and Lyft have become very popular in recent years, taxicabs are still on the roads of America and causing car accidents. Every year thousands of people are injured by taxicabs or they are injured as passengers in taxicab accidents. The insurance for a taxicab is considered a commercial insurance policy, and they can be difficult to work with if you don’t know how to negotiate with them.
The Jackman Law Firm is ready to help you win your taxicab case.
HOW THE JACKMAN LAW FIRM CAN HELP
If you have been injured in a taxicab accident, The Jackman Law Firm can help you recover money for your injuries. This includes money for your medical bills, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Negotiating on your own against an insurance company who represents the taxicab company can be overwhelming, and it is unlikely that they will offer you a fair amount for your injuries. We can help you both increase the amount of money you receive and ensure the amount you receive is consistent with your injuries. We offer free consultations and would love to hear from you.
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HOW TO WIN YOUR TAXICAB ACCIDENT
Taxicab accidents are different than normal car accidents in a couple of different ways. First, they are considered a “common carrier.” This means the transportation of people and goods on a regular basis. When something is labeled as a common carrier under the law, such as a taxicab company or bus company, they are held to a higher safety standard than, for example, an ordinary driver who is driving his or her own car.
This has important consequences for a taxicab case because it makes it more difficult for the cab company to avoid or escape liability for an accident that the driver of the cab causes. If you have been struck by a taxicab car or been in a taxicab car when it is in an accident, you have the legal right to make a claim and receive money for your damages.
When you file a claim against the cab, the company will notify their insurance company, who will attempt to settle your claim. Many times cab drivers own their own cars, but they still have to be registered with the state they are operating. You need to figure out the name of the legal entity for the cab driver or company and the insurance company who insures the cab. From there you can negotiate your case.
The Jackman Law Firm stands ready to help you win your taxicab case.