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The Philadelphia area is a popular destination of travelers visiting for business or leisure. This means that thousands of people in Southeastern Pennsylvania regularly rely on taxi cabs in the area for their public transportation needs. For legal purposes, taxi cabs are essentially commercial vehicles that are classified as “common carriers.”
A person may be involved in a crash with a traditional taxi cab or similar services such as:
Taxi drivers are often in a hurry to get as many passengers as possible to their respective destinations as quickly possible. Oftentimes, these drivers may violate Pennsylvania traffic laws in their attempts to make more money, and certain transgressions can cause devastating collisions with other motor vehicles. A passenger in a taxi or the occupants of another automobile could suffer severe a variety of severe injuries that require very costly rehabilitation, prevent the victims from returning to work, and involve enormous pain and suffering.
What is unique about accidents with taxi cabs is these common carriers are expected to exercise a greater degree of care and diligence in transporting their passengers. This means that taxi cab companies are more likely to be liable for injuries caused by their drivers because it can be easier to establish negligence by their employees. People who were hurt by the errors or reckless driving of a taxi cab driver can be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
This is not to say that there will not be difficulty in obtaining damages from a negligent cab driver’s insurance company. In some cases, insurance adjusters will initially act very friendly and quickly offer victims settlements they will then be pressured to accept. However, these amounts are usually much less than the people injured in taxi accidents may be entitled to. In other cases, insurance companies will go to great lengths to deny liability and refuse to offer anything.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in this type of crash, you will want to seek the help of the experienced West Chester taxi cab accident attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices. We provide legal services on a contingency fee basis so out firm only collects a fee if we get compensation for our clients, and we work as a team to get collision victims all of the compensation they need and deserve.
You can call (610) 719-3190 to have our Chester County taxi cab accident lawyers review your case during a free, no obligation consultation. Ciccarelli Law Offices has office locations in West Chester, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Plymouth Square, Malvern, Radnor, Philadelphia, and Kennett Square