Macon Taxi Accident Attorney
When you need to head out and want to leave the hassle of fighting traffic, finding parking, and locating your destination to someone else, a taxicab is the way to go. If, however, you are injured in a taxi accident, it’s a complicated matter that is best left to the professional legal guidance of an experienced Macon taxi accident lawyer.
Who Is Liable?
When it comes to liability and taxi accidents, it usually breaks down in one (or both) of the following two ways:
- Taxi driver negligence
- Taxi company negligence
Let’s take a closer look.
Taxi Driver Negligence
Taxi drivers are professional drivers who shoulder even more responsibility to safety behind the wheel. When taxi drivers engage in negligent driving practices, they put others at heightened risk. Such negligence can include:
- Impairment (for which the law takes a very dim view)
- Excess speed
Taxi Company Negligence
The taxi company can also share liability for any ensuing taxi accidents. The taxi company’s responsibility extends to all of the following:
- Hiring safe drivers
- Maintaining a safe fleet of cabs
- Implementing regularly scheduled safety and maintenance checks
- Hiring experienced and reliable mechanics
- Not pressuring drivers to exceed the boundaries of safe driving (including regarding restrictions related to hours of service)
Typically taxi accident claims are covered by the taxi company’s insurance policy, and you can rest assured that they are highly motivated to minimize all settlements.
Reach out to an Experienced Taxi Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence in a taxi accident, the Macon taxi accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, are fully invested in helping you obtain just compensation for your damages (in their entirety). We’re behind you on this, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.