Were you hurt in a wreck that involved a taxi in Los Angeles, CA? Then you need to contact a Los Angeles taxi accident lawyer. Working with an experienced injury lawyer that is knowledgeable in California law and personal injuries makes all the difference when you need help to recover maximum compensation.
Compensation can cover financial burdens caused by your injuries. Compensation can also cover other damages that cause a shift in the trajectory of your family’s future plans.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a taxi cab, or as a taxi cab passenger, reach out to the Los Angeles injury attorneys at Lerner and Rowe today.
We are focused on one thing- fighting insurance companies that go out of their way to undervalue your injury claim. To contact us, simply dial 310-INJURED, fill out this FREE online form or talk to us directly via our LiveChat feature.
Two Main Causes of Los Angeles Taxi Accidents
There are two main causes of taxi accidents when it comes to personal injury. First, there are those that cause passenger injuries within the taxi. Second, there are those that cause damage to other vehicles and/or pedestrians nearby. Both causes of taxi accidents can cause significant harm and bodily injury.
Some types of taxi accidents include:
- Car accidents, where the taxi strikes another car or vice versa
- Motorcycle accidents, where the taxi collides with a motorcycle
- Truck accidents, where the truck hits the taxi or vice versa
- Bus accidents, where a bus collides with the taxi
- Bicycle accidents, when a taxi strikes a bicyclist
- Pedestrian accidents, when the taxi hits someone walking on the sidewalk or across the street
Wondering what to do after a Los Angeles taxi accident? First and foremost, you must ensure that you receive medical attention and call the authorities. This is because your safety, and the safety of those around you, must be taken care of first.
Then, it’s important to have an official record of what occurred and the scene of the accident. Police will record this information, and it will be useful when building your case.
Common Injuries Caused by Los Angeles Taxi Accidents
It’s typical to see some pretty harrowing injuries from these accidents, especially bicycle and pedestrian accidents. These victims will face mountains of medical bills and a long road to recovery. Other common injuries caused by a taxi accident include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal injuries, like whiplash
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Catastrophic injury
- Damage to internal organs
- Wrongful death
- Anxiety/ depression
Injuries from a taxi accident in Los Angeles can change the victim’s lives. Instead of paying for a new home or sending your children to college, now you might have to put that hard-earned savings towards surgeries, medication, and physical therapy. In some cases, you might not even be able to return to work. That’s where the help of a Los Angeles personal injury attorney comes in as you take the first steps in filing a taxi accident injury claim.
First Steps in Filing a Taxi Accident Injury Claim
If you were injured as a result of a taxi accident, the first step in filing a claim is calling 310-INJURED and setting up a free case evaluation and consultation with an attorney at Lerner and Rowe. We will listen to your story and determine whether or not you have a case- and who was ultimately negligible for your injuries.
Taxi accidents are unique because there’s a higher chance that multiple parties may be responsible for your injuries. For example, possible negligible parties may or may not include:
- The taxi driver, if he owns his own vehicle
- The taxi company
- A manufacturer for faulty taxi parts
- The other driver who hit the taxi
- The trucking company (if a truck struck the taxi)
- Your taxi’s company AND the other driver
- Your taxi’s company AND the truck company
- The truck company that owns the truck that hit your taxi AND the manufacturer of the faulty seatbelt that didn’t secure you
As you can see, the case can get more and more complicated the deeper you dive into the evidence. An experienced lawyer knows the tips and tricks behind finding the final cause of your accident and determining an appropriate amount of compensation for your injuries.
Los Angeles Taxi Accident Lawyers Help Win Compensation
The taxi accident injury attorneys at Lerner and Rowe can help you win that financial compensation, both replacing the economic damages from your accident and supplementing non-economic damages that are much more difficult to calculate. In other words, financial compensation can cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Prescription medication
- Pain and suffering
- Long term care
- Loss of companionship
- Physical therapy
- Mental health therapy
- And many more.
Without an attorney, you may miss an important aspect that you deserve to be compensated for. And, you’d have to face the taxi company, insurance companies, and potentially other professional entities in negotiations (and possibly in court).
Contact a Taxi Accident Lawyer Serving Los Angeles
So, don’t wait to reach out to a Los Angeles taxi accident lawyer at Lerner and Rowe. We are available 24/7 and even on weekends, showing our true commitment to providing excellent communications. We’re more than just a law firm- and there’s no fee until you win your case. Call 310-INJURED to set up your free consultation today.