For those of us who live in a normal suburban neighborhood, taking a taxi cab isn’t a daily common occurrence as it is for those who live in a big city. However, most all of us have taken a ride in a taxi cab from time to time, especially in these scenarios:
- Traveling on vacation
- Catching a ride to or from the airport
- Picking up a rental car
- Had too many drinks and don’t want to drive home drunk
- Lost car keys
While it might not be a very common occurrence for you to ride in a taxi cab, taxi cab accidents are actually more common than you may realize. Unfortunately, many people have been injured in head-on collisions, rear-end crashes, and side-impact accidents as passengers in taxi cabs. Some of the injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bruises and contusions
- Head trauma
- Back injuries
- Herniated disc
- Other serious injuries
When riding in the back seat of a taxi cab, you have no control how the driver is driving. He may be obeying all the road rules; however, taxi cab drivers are notorious for speeding, breaking road rules, and driving distracted because they are always looking to pick up their next customers in order to make more money.
Although it is known that riding in a taxi may come with risks, it shouldn’t have to. Cab drivers should be following the road rules, driving the speed limit, looking out for pedestrians, and paying attention to traffic signals. Unfortunately, many cab drivers are distracted at the wheel and are negligent with their actions.
Even if the cab driver wasn’t at fault and the crash was caused by another driver, dealing with a personal injury claim in Florida as a taxi cab passenger can be difficult. This is because the cab company will get involved. For this reason, you will want to learn about your legal rights and contact a skilled accident attorney to discuss your claim.
To learn about the damages that are available to you and more about your rights to a financial recovery, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale injury attorney in a free case consultation today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.