Being involved in an accident with a taxi is not as straightforward as you might think. The process differs somewhat when compared to regular car accidents.
For instance, taxi drivers may not own the cab that was involved in the accident. This can have significant factors on the outcome of the case. However, the claims process will be the same as any other accident.
Proving liability and damages
To have a good chance of a successful claim, you will need to prove that the taxi cab driver was liable for the accident. You will also need to show that damages occurred as a result of the driver’s negligence. Documenting the accident can help establish liability and damages. After the accident you may want to:
- Get the name and contact information of the taxi driver
- Document vehicle information
- Ask for the driver’s insurance information
- Take photos of any damages to both cars and of the scene
- Call the police
- Receive medical care
It is also worth noting that, since taxi drivers depend on their vehicle to make a living, they may be more likely to fight this claim in court. If the taxi driver does not own the cab they were driving, you may have to seek compensation from their employer.
If you were involved in an accident with a negligent taxi driver, you might want to consider speaking with a personal injury attorney. Accidents involving taxis can be more challenging to fight in court. An experienced attorney will be able to piece your evidence together to strengthen your case in court.