Pascoe Law FirmTaxi Cab Accidents
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Taxi Cab Accident
Taxi cabs are one of the most convenient means of transportation available to both tourists and residents alike. At any given time, there are thousands of taxi cabs patrolling around the greater Houston area. While the majority of these trips end without incident, numerous accidents involving taxi cabs are recorded each year. Taxi cabs are often driven by negligently by drivers who often speed, use narcotics or other intoxicating drugs before driving and drive recklessly. According to estimates, taxi related accidents take place more than 10 times per day on our streets. There are numerous causes of taxicab accidents, some of the most common factors being, taxi driver error, driver fatigue or distraction, speeding, failure to maintain automobile used as a taxicab, and driving while under the influence of an alcoholic substance or narcotics.
Just Who Is at Risk For Getting Injured in a Houston Texas Cab Accident?
Houston taxis are unique in comparison to many other major cities as they are all not a particular color, like the standard yellow cabs seen in many cities, and their drivers do not need to wear uniforms. This means that spotting these fast-moving vehicles may be more challenging in Houston because the taxis may blend in with the other cars and vans sharing the road. Due to their need to get their passengers to their destinations quickly to get to the next fare, taxicab drivers are often seen jutting in and out of traffic. Although many cab drivers are experienced and careful while expedient, the need to rush can increase the driver’s chance of causing accidents. Victims of these crashed can be:
- Passengers. Those riding within the cab may be hurt in an accident.
- Pedestrians and bicyclists. Some of the most vulnerable to taxicab accidents are those on bikes or on foot. A taxicab that is in a hurry to get to its destination may not take the time to look for pedestrians or cyclists at intersections and crosswalks.
- Motorists. Motorists who share the road with these fast-paced common carriers may be rear-ended, sideswiped or even cut off in traffic, causing serious accidents.
Recovering Damages for Taxicab Accidents
Rights of Injured Passengers
All injured victims of traffic collisions have the right to file a claim against the party responsible for the crash. This right extends to passengers who are injured in taxicab accidents. You can file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries if:
- The driver dropped you off at an unsafe location
- The taxi ran over your foot while driving away
- The taxi driver caused an accident by behaving carelessly or recklessly
- The taxi driver was operating the vehicle under the influence
- The driver was distracted or inattentive
- A taxi driver struck you as you were legally crossing the street
- Another driver crashed into the taxi in which you were a passenger
Types of Taxi Cab Accident Injuries
Given the speed of the taxi at the time of the accident and the other vehicles involved, injuries sustained in Houston taxi cab accidents can be severe and life-altering. Some of the most common injuries our office has seen which resulted from taxi cab accidents include:
- Head and brain trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bulging or herniated spinal discs
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and burns
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal organ damage
- Amputated limbs
Some of these injuries can take months or years for victims to fully recover from, while some victims may suffer from a permanent disability and need a lifetime of care. An experienced personal injury attorney at the Pascoe Law Firm. can help you to pursue the compensation that you are owed for your injuries and losses and protect your rights when dealing with insurance companies.
Legal Options if You Are Injured in a Houston Taxi Accident
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