Cab drivers act more like truck drivers than passenger car drivers. They spend all day in their cabs, dealing with one distraction after another: dispatcher calls, unfamiliar neighborhoods, flaky GPS directions, constant starting and stopping, heavy traffic and, very often, language problems. In the course of a long day, errors occur and serious accidents happen.
You know cab drivers vary widely in skills and safety consciousness. Many aggressive cab drivers speed and weave through traffic, run red lights and honk their horns to get passengers to their desired destination ASAP. They take shortcuts, and sometimes you pay the price.
Drivers can be owner-operated, they can be independent contractors of the cab company, renting a cab from the company, or they can be on the payroll. Lines of responsibility get blurred. It takes an experienced taxi cab accident attorney to sort out who can be held to account for injuries that occur.
Seeking Maximum Compensation For Taxi Cab Injury
Our goal at all times is to secure maximum compensation for your losses. If you were seriously injured, we take a hard, long look at your situation — perhaps identifying noneconomic losses you yourself have not considered such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Embarrassment and humiliation
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Loss of consortium (love and companionship)
Our attorneys are known for their skills, their experience and their assertiveness on your behalf. We investigate the qualifications of taxi drivers, examining their driving record and the status of their licenses. We will look into the employee-employer relationship between the cab driver and the company owning the vehicle, and will look for all sources of recovery for your injury.
Taxi accidents don’t just involve the familiar cab companies. They can involve nonmedallion cabs, airport shuttles, limousines, mobility buses, city buses and school buses — any conveyance of any kind. These issues can be confusing and is why you need attorneys who have handled claims like this for the past 30 years.
Offices In Doylestown, Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem And Stroudsburg
If you have been injured in a cab accident, or lost a family member in a crash involving a taxi, we at Drake, Hileman & Davis can help. Contact our Pennsylvania taxi accident lawyers toll free at 888-777-7098. We are available 24 hours a day to take your call and answer your questions.