Tifton Taxicab Accident Attorney
When you’re out of town and rushing around, taxicabs are the way to go. Cabs offer you the unique convenience of having your own professional driver who knows his or her way around the unfamiliar city in question – taking the worries of fighting traffic, navigating unknown territory, and procuring parking off the table. While this is all well and good, cab accidents happen, and they are often extremely dangerous and uniquely complicated. If you’ve been injured in a cab accident, it’s in your best interest to work closely with an experienced Tifton taxicab accident lawyer.
Your Professional Driver
Most taxicab drivers make a career out of driving, and they are licensed as professional drivers. This means they must adhere to specific safety rules and regulations, including limitations on how many consecutive hours they can spend behind the wheel (known as hours-of-service regulations). Further, career cab drivers know their way around the city and have extensive experience getting passengers safely to their destinations. Nevertheless, negligent cab drivers can cause serious traffic accidents. Such negligence can include:
- Aggression, such as excessive speeding
Further, inexperienced cab drivers, cab drivers who fail to factor in the condition of the road, and/or cab drivers who don’t adhere to the rules of the road can all lead to dangerous crashes.
The Cab Company’s Responsibility
The cab company employs the cab driver and, as such, shoulders much of the responsibility and liability in taxicab accidents. Negligence on the part of the cab company can include:
- Hiring inexperienced drivers and/or mechanics
- Failing to keep a well-maintained fleet
- Pushing drivers to go beyond their hours-of-service restrictions
Don’t Delay Contacting an Experienced Taxicab Accident Lawyer in Tifton
Taxicab accidents often incorporate unique legal issues, but the dedicated legal team at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, is committed to building your strongest case and to skillfully advocating for its most beneficial resolution. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to speak with an experienced Tifton taxicab accident attorney today.