Los Angeles Accident Attorneys

Taxi Cab Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles

Because of the heavy traffic, Los Angeles has limited the number of taxi cabs to around 2,400 vehicles. But, this number is still very high compared to other cities in the United States. Taxis are very common in Los Angeles, especially because many hotspots are around a 30-minute to an hour drive. If you or someone you know has sustained injuries in a taxi cab in Los Angeles, you could hold the app fault party responsible for negligence.

You could also recover compensation for a variety of injuries and losses that you have suffered. Having a highly rated Los Angeles accident lawyer on your side will help you get compensation like medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of income, and pain and suffering associated with your injuries. Our experienced attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve by holding the negligent party responsible.

There are different parties that could be involved in a taxi cab accident lawsuit. For example, there could be the taxi cab driver, the passengers in the taxi cab, pedestrians on the street, motorcyclists on the street, or other drivers on the street. In the event of an accident, it takes a highly experienced attorney to review how the accident happened and who the cause of the accident is.

We recommend that you contact our top-rated lawyers to schedule a complimentary no-risk case evaluation. A case evaluation is a great way to get to know our experience and skills, and the steps that we could take to fight aggressively on your behalf. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and counting. With our successful trial and negotiation track record, we will make sure that our clients get the help they need.

What will our Los Angeles cab accident attorneys do?

Each type of accident has different legal needs. For example, some types of accidents may be clear-cut, and may not require much investigation. But, generally, our attorneys will take the below steps when representing you:

  • Investigate the circumstances of the accident: usually, a taxi cab driver may not take the blame for the accident and instead may blame passengers in the vehicle, or other drivers on the road. We will investigate the accident, and review any photos or surveillance videos.
  • Determine the responsible party: When determining the responsible party, we will then file a lawsuit to hold them accountable for your injuries. We will go through the legal process on your behalf so you do not have to worry about the specifics of filing papers with the court.
  • Determine how much you are owed in compensation, and how the other party was liable for your injuries.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies or attorneys to make sure that you get the compensation that takes into account all your losses. If we are not able to come to a settlement agreement, then our trial attorneys will not hesitate to defend you in trial.
  • Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

What damages could I recover from my Los Angeles taxi accident?

The damages that you recovered differ on a case-by-case basis. However, the majority of damages following a taxi cab accident are medical bills and expenses used to treat the injuries. Medical bills could include surgeries, consultations with doctors, MRIs, CT scans, x-rays, prescription medication, physical therapy, and hospital stays. These could result in hundreds of thousands of dollars. But, fortunately, if you have an experienced attorney on your side that holds the responsible parties accountable, you will have these expenses reimbursed.

  • Lost wages. Taxi cab accidents usually result in injuries, such as back injuries or head injuries that may take several days or weeks you miss out on work. You could get compensated for those lost wages. In order to prove lost wages, we recommend that you consult with our attorneys and keep all pay stubs and checks received by your employer.
  • Future loss of income. Unfortunately, car accidents could result in severe permanent debilitating injuries that could affect the accident victim enough that they are unable to return back to work.  You could recover the difference in compensation and the lost earning capacity.
  • Property damage is also a type of compensation that not many think of. For example, if you had expensive jewelry that was damaged, or had laptops or tablets on you at the time of the accident, 
  • Pain and suffering are also damage that takes into account the emotional toll the accident victim experienced from their injuries. Pain and suffering examples could include anxiety and depression.

The goal of damages is to compensate the accident victim and make sure that they are whole again after experiencing a collision. However, an inexperienced attorney may not be able to recover all compensation for you.

What if I was also responsible for my Los Angeles taxi accident?

Fortunately, California has several laws in place that still allow accident victims to recover compensation even if they were partially responsible for the accident. This is referred to as comparative negligence laws. Comparative negligence laws allow accident victims to still recover compensation even if they were partially to blame. But, the compensation they receive will be deducted based on their liability. 

For more information on California’s comparative negligence laws, we recommend that you contact our attorneys as soon as possible.

Los Angeles Taxi Accident And Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one in a taxi accident, look no further. Our wrongful death attorneys understand how devastating it could be to lose a loved one, especially because of another party’s negligence. You could hold the negligent party responsible through a wrongful death lawsuit.

What causes taxi accidents in Los Angeles?

There are several different causes of taxi accidents, and some of the most common in Los Angeles could include:

  • Distracted driving: taxi drivers usually have a phone or device in front of them or may have navigation turned on. This could take the driver’s attention away from the road, and the driver may not have enough time to come to a complete stop in the event that traffic changes.
  • Fatigued driving: although taxi drivers are subject to specific driving rules, many taxi drivers decide to take on multiple rides throughout the day. This could result in fatigued driving, which could be very dangerous.

How much is my Los Angeles taxi accident lawsuit worth?

We understand that after an accident so many thoughts may be running through your mind, such as: Who can I hire to defend me in a taxi accident lawsuit? How can I get compensation for my injuries in a taxi accident? How much is my taxi accident lawsuit worth?

In order to determine how much your case is worth, our Los Angeles accident attorneys must examine all factors involved in your lawsuit. For example, we will take a look at the cause of the accident and the responsible parties. Our attorneys will also review the severity of the injuries and the costs of your medical expenses.

Based on several factors, we will then determine how much your taxi accident lawsuit is worth. This is not a simple answer and may take months of investigation to determine. For more information, contact us today.