When you travel in a taxicab, you are trusting that you’ll arrive at your destination without harm. If you’ve been injured in a taxi crash and aren’t sure what steps you should take moving forward, speak with a Chicago taxi crash lawyer today.
Whether you were a passenger in a taxi, the driver of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist, being involved in a collision with a taxicab can have devastating consequences. From broken bones and lacerations to traumatic brain injuries and lost limbs, there is no doubt that taxi crashes can result in debilitating injuries to those involved.
Your Chicago taxi accident lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC will be qualified to handle your claim and ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses by the parties found responsible for your accident.
Blame in Chicago Cab Crashes
Many individuals could have played a part in causing your Chicago taxicab accident. Most commonly, the taxi driver is found responsible for his or her unsafe driving practices. The driver could have been driving aggressively by changing lanes without using signals, speeding, or following another vehicle too closely.
Other times, the driver is distracted by a cell phone, radio, navigation system, or something other than the road that causes the crash. Whatever the case, a taxi driver has the responsibility of ensuring the safety of passengers, and failure to do so can render him or her liable for your injuries.
The owner of the taxicab or the cab company can also be found responsible for your accident if they didn’t perform routine safety inspections on the vehicle before it was used for transportation or if they didn’t properly screen their drivers, allowing one with a history of poor driving or without the skill set to operate a taxi to transport you.
How You Can Be Compensated
After we determine who should be held accountable for your damages, we can begin to calculate the impact of your losses and establish a reasonable compensation figure. If you suffered a loss of wages, damage to your earning potential, and medical bills, the negligent party should cover all of these damages.
In particular, your medical expenses should be assessed thoroughly, as everything from your hospital stay and medications to necessary medical equipment and transportation costs should be covered in your Chicago taxi accident claim.
In addition, we will include non-economic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the loss of consortium. Although these damages are more difficult to quantify, they can be equally as impactful as those that affect your finances.
Call a Chicago Taxi Accident Attorney
If you are prepared to move forward with your life and make the person or people who caused your injuries pay for their negligence, contact one of the qualified attorneys at Lane & Lane, LLC.
We’ll make sure that each area of your life that has felt the effects of your injuries is included in your personal injury claim. Schedule your free consultation with a Chicago taxi accident lawyer by filling out the contact form below or giving us a call at 312-332-1400.