Taxi and shuttle services are used regularly by residents and visitors in and around Dallas, despite the growing popularity of rideshare services. However, when an accident occurs involving a taxi or shuttle vehicle, any person injured or who sustains property damage needs to know how to obtain the compensation they are entitled to for their losses. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are standing by to help when you need a Dallas taxi or shuttle accident attorney. Let our team investigate your claim and work to secure full compensation for your losses.
Like all car accidents, there may be multiple drivers involved in the crash that hold some liability for the incident. However, unlike most accidents, taxi drivers often do not own their vehicles. In many cases, a taxi or shuttle driver is simply the employee of a company that owns the car. In these cases, the actual taxi or shuttle company may be responsible for paying compensation if their driver caused the crash.
As a public carrier, a taxi/shuttle driver or company is supposed to operate their vehicles responsibly. Like all vehicle accidents, taxi and shuttle accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common ways in which taxi drivers themselves cause an accident include the following:
The taxi or shuttle company may also have liability in a crash for a variety of other reasons. For example, a taxi or shuttle company is responsible for inspecting and maintaining each vehicle in their fleet. Failing to do so could lead to a severe accident.
Taxi and shuttle companies are held to a high standard when it comes to setting in licensing their drivers. A company could be held liable for an accident for the following reasons:
The Texas Department of Transportation does not specifically track how many accidents there are each year involving taxis or shuttles, but we do know that there were more than 250,000 total injuries caused by vehicle accidents during the latest reporting year in this state. Accidents involving taxis and shuttles are going to occur. It is important that victims in these cases know where to turn for help.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving a taxi or shuttle in the Dallas area, contact personal injury attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC for help with your case today. Our qualified and experienced team is standing by to help you through this. We have extensive resources that we can use to fully investigate the claim, determine liability, and help obtain the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Dallas taxi or shuttle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.