Who Is Liable During A Taxi Accident?

There are thousands of taxis driving on the roads every day. Many people choose to take taxis over cars due to heavy traffic, parking difficulty, and intoxication. Taxi drivers pick up one passenger after another, many of whom are in a hurry to get to their destination. All of these factors can lead to a taxi accident, which may cause serious injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. But who is liable during a taxi accident?


Common Causes Of Taxi Accidents

There are a variety of possible causes for a taxi accident, some of which include:

  • Fatigued drivers, who may work an average of 15 hours per day
  • Wreckless or speeding driving, for which taxi drivers are known
  • Having distracting or intoxicated passengers in the taxi
  • Inadequate maintenance of the taxi


The Parties Potentially Liable In A Taxi Crash

The cause of the accident will determine the responsible party, which could include any combination of the following:

  • Taxi driver: If the driver of the taxi hit another car, he could be responsible for the injuries of his taxi’s passengers
  • Other driver: If another driver hit the taxi, he could be responsible for the injuries of the taxi’s passengers
  • Taxi company: If the driver of the taxi caused the accident, the taxi company could be liable for  the injuries of the taxi’s passengers
  • Manufacturer: The manufacturer of the car that caused the accident could be held responsible if  a defect in the car contributed to the accident

If you or a loved one have been in an accident involving a taxi, contact Jacoby & Meyers at (888) 522-6291. We have the legal expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve for your accident injury case. It’s crucial that you act quickly once you’ve been injured. Report any claims for accidents immediately, as limitations may lower or extinguish your claim.

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