What Are My Rights If I’m Injured by Yellow Cab? | Austin Injury Lawyers

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A taxi cab’s involvement in an automobile accident doesn’t affect your ability to make a claim, but it may affect the outcome.

In larger cities across the nation, including Austin, it’s common for an automobile accident to involve a taxi cab. Many taxicabs appear to be in far too much of a hurry, and drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike can be seriously injured by a reckless or negligent taxi driver.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving Yellow Cab, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Austin taxi accident lawyers.

What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Taxi Accident?

Any time you’re involved in an automobile accident, whether it happens while driving your own vehicle, riding in a taxi, or even as a pedestrian, you should take the following steps:

  • Seek immediate medical care for any injuries sustained.
  • Contact law enforcement.
  • Obtain the other driver’s insurance information and company information, if applicable.
  • Take pictures of your injuries, any damages, and the scene of the accident.
  • Consider contacting an attorney.

Your Legal Rights After a Cab Accident

If you are injured as the passenger in a taxi, you must determine who is the responsible party. It could be the taxi cab driver, another motorist, or both.

Taxi cab drivers must obey the rules of the road, just as any other motorist. In fact, in some areas, the laws apply more strictly towards taxicab drivers and companies.

Each taxi cab business, including Yellow Cab, is responsible for all injuries caused by one of its drivers in a company vehicle or on company time. If a taxicab driver is even partially at fault, you may be entitled to recover either full or partial damages from the taxicab company.

If you are a passenger in a taxi and you suffer an injury caused not by the taxi driver but instead by another driver, the taxi company will not be held responsible. The fault will lie with the motorist who caused the accident.

Potential Recoverable Damages in a Taxi Accident

In any accident, the amount of damages you can hope to collect will depend on the degree of fault attributable to the taxicab driver.

Unless it is determined that no fault is attributable to the taxicab driver, you may be able to pursue compensation for the cost of present and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.


At Zinda Law Group, our Austin car accident attorneys have helped thousands of victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest claim possible and pursue maximum compensation for hospital bills, future medical costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.

Our firm also believes an injury victim should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Austin.

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