Athens Taxicab Accident Attorney
It’s hard to beat the convenience of hailing a cab – exactly when and where you need it. Leaving the hassle of driving, maneuvering traffic, and parking to someone else is the ultimate luxury. When taxicab accidents happen, however, it’s a different story altogether. If a taxicab accident leaves you injured, contact an experienced taxicab accident attorney in Athens as quickly as possible.
Taxi Driver Negligence
The driver behind the wheel of your taxi is a professional driver who is held to strict safety rules and regulations that include hour-of-service limitations. Negligent taxi drivers are dangerous drivers who make our roads riskier for all. Such negligence can include:
- Distraction – Taxi drivers are not only tasked with driving but must also safely pick up and drop off passengers throughout the city while paying careful attention to dispatch and more. When a taxi driver is distracted by anything other than getting the job done safely, it can end in disaster. Smartphones are an especially common and dangerous distraction.
- Impairment – Because taxi drivers are commercial drivers, the state of Georgia has a zero-tolerance policy related to taxi drivers who drink and drive.
- Exhaustion – Exhaustion leaves everyone less capable behind the wheel, and taxi drivers who are drowsy should not be on the clock (this is why stringent hours-of-service restrictions are in place).
Turn to an Experienced Taxicab Accident Lawyer in Athens
When taxis are involved in accidents, injured victims often have no idea where to turn for help. The dedicated Athens taxicab accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are well-prepared to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to reach your fullest recovery. We care about you and your case, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.