I Was Hit by an Austin Cab Company Driver. What Can I Do? | Austin Injury Lawyers
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Austin Cab Company is the oldest cab service in Austin. As the prevalence of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft have increased, cab companies in the Austin area have seen 75% of their business go to drivers of these apps. In order to stay profitable, these companies have to play hardball when one of their drivers gets into an accident.
Dealing with both the cab company and the taxi driver in order to receive compensation for your damages may be difficult. However, there are ways to simplify the process and receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained.
If you or a loved one was recently involved in an accident with an Austin Cab Company driver, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Austin car accident attorneys.
Who Is Responsible: Austin Cab Company or the Taxi Driver?
Austin city ordinance requires drivers to carry insurance coverage for up to $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident. If you were involved in a car accident with a taxi driver in Austin, you may be able to seek compensation from the driver’s insurance. However, if this amount still does not cover the full extent of your injuries, you may want to seek additional compensation from Austin Cab Company.
On their website, Austin Cab Company states that their drivers are all independent contractors. However, if the driver was in the process of transporting passengers to a destination, the driver was helping Austin Cab Company make money. Therefore, Austin Cab Company should share some of the liability for the accident.
If the driver did not have any passengers in their car, and wasn’t on their way to pick up a passenger, you may be stuck dealing with only your own and the driver’s insurance companies. Therefore, it is important to collect evidence of the car accident to maximize the potential of your claim.
The first thing you should do when you are involved in an accident with a taxi driver is ensure that everyone is safe and uninjured. Call the necessary emergency services; even if no one is injured, you should still call the police. The police should make a written report of the accident, which will likely detail which driver was at fault.
You should speak with eyewitnesses, including any passengers the driver was in the process of transporting. Any details the passengers give you about any reckless behavior on the driver’s part may come in handy later on.
If there are no passengers, be sure to ask details about whether the driver was heading to a potential passenger’s location or whether the driver was merely driving the taxi during their off hours.
Our Austin Taxi Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Austin taxi accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that a taxi accident victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our Austin taxi accident lawyers.
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