Las Vegas Taxi Accident Attorney
The Las Vegas taxi industry is alive and thriving in spite of the rise of the rideshare industry. Las Vegas currently has around 3,250 taxis operating in the city. If you get into a car accident with a taxicab or while riding as a passenger, you might not understand your rights in terms of filing a lawsuit. The lawyers at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP are here to help. We’ll explore your case with you for free during a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys. Contact us today to schedule your meeting.
Can You File a Lawsuit for a Taxi Accident in Nevada?
When you hear “filing a lawsuit” you might imagine a mound of paperwork and months of litigation. With the right Las Vegas taxi accident attorney, this does not have to be the case. Instead, it can be an opportunity to have your voice heard as a car accident victim. It’s also the chance to fight for fair recovery for your damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering. You might have the right to bring a claim against a taxi company in Las Vegas if the following are true:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care. Generally speaking, all taxi drivers owe duties of care to all others on the roadway. These duties include operating the vehicle with safety at all times. Taxi companies also owe duties of care, such as the duty to maintain its fleet vehicles.
- The defendant did not uphold his/her/its duties. The defendant breached the duties it owed to you in some manner, such as an act of negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. Proving a breach may require an investigation into the accident, the cab driver’s history, and the cab company itself.
- The defendant caused your taxi accident. The taxi driver or company’s negligence must be the proximate cause of your crash. For instance, if the taxi driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and crashed, you might have a claim against the other driver but not the cab driver.
- You suffered damages. Finally, you must show that the taxi accident resulted in damages to you or a family member. Damages can include personal injuries, property losses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and lost wages from missed time at work. Proof of damages can include medical records and expert witness testimony.
If you believe you have the elements of a personal injury claim, contact a Las Vegas car accident attorney from Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP. We’ll listen to your story, analyze the facts, and let you know if we think your case has merit as a personal injury claim in Nevada. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling all types of auto accident claims, including those involving Las Vegas taxi companies. We’ll give you the answers you seek after suffering injuries in a crash.
Your Rights as a Crash Victim
Taxi accidents are unique in that they involve a company. It is not only up to the taxi driver to ensure passengers’ safety, but to the company as well. The taxi company must take due care in hiring and training its drivers, maintaining its taxis, and operating its business with regard to passenger safety. Failure to do so, resulting in preventable accidents, is negligence. As a victim of this negligence, you have the right to file a claim against the at-fault party or parties.
Las Vegas Taxi Accident Lawyer
Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP is here to assist you with not only the claims-filing process but with every aspect of your case. We’ll help you with a variety of aspects surrounding your case, from seeking proper medical care to taking over communications with insurance companies. Our firm can make the legal process easier for you and your family while you focus on recovering from your injuries. To speak to a personal injury attorney today about your recent Las Vegas taxi accident, call (702) 560-5520 or fill out our online form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible about your case.