People take taxis all over the state of Delaware, and they are generally seen as a safe, efficient, and reliable means of transportation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Occasionally, people are unlucky enough to come aboard a cab with a negligent driver behind the wheel. As if the roads were not unsafe enough already, taxi drivers will still sometimes make the roads an even more dangerous place. What’s worse, when you are involved in a crash, there is very little you can do to protect yourself since you are not the one driving. They also usually happen in a flash, and you or your taxi driver may not even see it coming until it is too late. The injuries sustained in taxi accidents are very often severe, so it is no surprise why most people seek financial compensation following a serious taxi accident. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of taxi accidents?
Several different factors contribute to taxi accidents. Poor road conditions like potholes, for example, play a significant role in taxi accidents. Additionally, poor weather conditions, such as ice and snow will contribute to taxi accidents as well. These conditions can easily cause a motorist to lose control of his or her vehicle and crash. However, the most common cause of taxi accidents is, unsurprisingly, negligent behavior. Some examples of negligent driving behavior are as follows:
- Driving while drowsy
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Eating or smoking while driving
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Failing to yield
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Disregarding other rules and regulations of the road
How do I recover financial compensation following a taxi accident?
To recover financial compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, you will need to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury process. Additionally, an attorney can help you assemble evidence to provide the court with a convincing case regarding your financial compensation. Do not let the insurance companies profit off your pain. Reach out to one of your knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys as soon as you can.
Contact our experienced Delaware firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.