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Host to a panoply of massive shopping centers, fine dining options, and world-famous entertainment experiences — Las Vegas, Nevada draws countless wide-eyed visitors every year. Accordingly, anywhere tourists are drawn, cab companies are drawn as well. Between overly-crowded streets and the occasional negligence of cab drivers, car accidents involving taxis are relatively common in Las Vegas.

Injuries from any kind of auto accident can be devastating, resulting in a range of physical, emotional, and financial damages. If you or a loved one have suffered needlessly due to an accident caused by a negligent taxi driver, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at our Nevada law firm today to receive a free case consultation!

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Common Causes Of Taxi Accidents

While many cab drivers exercise professional caution and care when operating their vehicles, some may speed between fares or neglect regular repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, this recklessness can result in accidents that may injure pedestrians. A few of the most common causes of taxi accidents include:

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Traffic Violations (Speeding/Failure To Yield)
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Mechanical Failure From Poor Maintenance
  • Driving Under The Influence
  • Distracted Driving

Who Is Liable In A Taxi Accident?

Taxi companies and their drivers are legally obligated to follow specific regulations designed to keep pedestrians and passengers safe. Failure to adhere to these regulations, intentional or otherwise, may result in companies and their drivers being held liable for any subsequent economic or non-economic damages sustained by taxi accident victims. In most cases, both the cab company and driver will be responsible for covering the injured party’s expenses; however, the cab company alone may be held accountable in certain instances.

Compensation For Damages

There are many damages victims can seek compensation for following a taxi accident. Some common compensable damages include:

  • Medical expenses. These may include ambulance costs, hospital bills, prescription charges, therapy bills, etc.
  • Loss of present and future wages. Claimants may seek compensation for income lost due to physical injuries, emotional distress, or other damages that create an inability to work.
  • Pain and suffering. This includes compensation for any emotional trauma, mental anguish, disability, or loss of enjoyment of life caused by physical injuries.
  • Wrongful death. In Nevada, wrongful death claims can be filed to seek compensation following the untimely loss of a loved one.
  • Punitive damages. Also known as exemplary damages, this is compensation sought to punish a defendant for outrageous negligence.
  • Property damage. Victims can seek compensation for damages to their vehicle or other property caused by taxi accidents.
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How We Can Help

Seeking compensation for damages caused by a negligent cab company or taxi driver can be tricky. Insurance companies may attempt to dispute claims, shift the blame, or persuade victims to accept settlement offers lower than the victim deserves. Luckily, that’s where the knowledgeable litigation attorneys at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP can be of assistance. Our automobile injury attorneys can help victims establish liability and provide crucial guidance amidst settlement litigation.

Contact us today to ensure you’re awarded maximum, rightful compensation.

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