For out of town visitors and people who do not own or drive a car, a taxi may be a reliable and convenient means of travel. With the amount of people that live in Los Angeles and the international airport (LAX) in the area, taxis are frequently observed on city streets and freeways. Unfortunately, with the number of taxis and all other motor vehicles on the road, accidents are bound to occur.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a taxi accident, a personal injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help. By contacting Pacific Attorney Group today, you can undergo a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer who can honestly evaluate your case and determine how our firm can help you. Our attorneys have over 35 years of legal experience and extensive resources to assist you in seeking to bring the taxi driver or company responsible for your injuries.
Taxi Accidents in Los Angeles - Who is at fault?
If you are a passenger in a taxi, limo or any other similar vehicle, you have certain rights in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, the taxi driver will be presumed negligent in the event of a taxi accident. The only exception may be if the passenger actually caused the accident by jumping out of a moving vehicle, grasping and turning the steering wheel, etc.
An auto accident that a taxi driver simply could not prevent because it was outside of the driver's control may also qualify as a situation where the taxi driver would not be held accountable. Working with an attorney is an important part of building your case against whatever party was responsible for your accident. By investigating your case, reviewing police reports and possibly undergoing an accident reconstruction, a skilled lawyer can work to determine who is at fault and what your case should be worth.