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What to Do If You’re in an Accident With a Taxi

Accidents on the road happen every day, but living in a big city could mean they happen with a taxi cab driver. While your rights remain generally the same, there are some differences to handling your claim and case when in this kind of accident. Certain complications can arise that may make it more difficult to get your fair compensation from the accident, especially if the cab driver was negligent in causing it. Here’s what to do if you get in an accident with a taxi and what you might expect from the claims process.

Making a Claim

The logistics of making your claim after an accident with a taxi are no different than with any other accident. You must file with your insurance company, or, if the cab driver is negligent, their insurance. As in any case, it is necessary to prove that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash and that your damages and injuries resulted from the wreck. Being unable to prove either of those things will make it much harder to receive compensation from the other insurance company.

Complications

There are some complications that may make your road to compensation slightly more challenging. For one, driving is a cab driver’s way of living, and he or she is likely not going to take your accusation of negligence lightly. He or she may fight you much harder when proving who is at fault. The insurance companies may also fight tooth and nail to keep from paying out rightful payment, so you may be in for a longer process. If multiple people are injured in the accident, then it may be a messier situation that results in compensation being split unevenly.

What to Do After the Accident 

Immediately following your accident, exchange information with the cab driver and call the police to report it. A police report is often necessary to file a claim with insurance, so don’t let another person convince you to forgo this essential step. Jot down notes on how you remember the accident happening and get witness statements that you can call upon later. If you’re injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible so that you have proof your injuries were caused by the accident.

If you feel you might not get fair compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact an attorney, like a car accident lawyer from Ward & Ward Law Firm, to review your case. He or she may be able to advise you on what to do next.



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