Taxi cabs offer an affordable alternative to driving and parking – especially when you are traveling in and around a large city like Atlanta. However, riding in a cab does not come without risks. If the taxi cab driver or some other motor vehicle driver causes an accident, you could incur serious injuries and damages.
If you are involved in an accident, a taxi cab accident lawyer in Atlanta can explore your options and advise you on how best to proceed with your case.
Duty Owed by Common Carriers
Common carriers such as cab drivers owe a duty of care to their vehicle passengers. They must do all of the following:
- Make sure that all vehicle inspection requirements have been satisfied
- Make sure that security screenings have been passed (including drug tests)
- Make sure that they regularly participate in driver training programs
- Make sure they always drive in a manner that will keep their passengers safe
If and when a common carrier fails to comply with one or more of these requirements, and a driver negligently causes an accident, the accident victim may be eligible to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver (as well as the cab company) for their injuries and losses. An Atlanta taxi cab accident attorney can help you determine if a common carrier might have been negligent under the circumstances of your accident.
Negligent Drivers of Other Vehicles
Unfortunately, taxi cab drivers have no control over what other motor vehicle drivers do or fail to do while they are on the road. When another driver causes or contributes to an accident, an experienced attorney can help the accident victim pursue legal action against that driver.
Talk to a Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer in Atlanta
An experienced attorney at the firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. can help you determine common carrier liability and take the necessary steps to pursue recovery. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.