In Las Vegas there is no shortage of taxis traveling about the city, getting tourists and residents alike from point A to point B without the worries of parking or driving under the influence weighing on their transportation decision. The downside is, with more taxis operating in the area, accidents are increased simply due number of people using the transportation method. If you are injured in a taxi cab accident, either as a passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist in Las Vegas, you need an accomplished attorney by your side to protect your rights from the moment the accident occurs.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we understand the dynamics of taxi cab associations, and how the driver, taxi cab company, maintenance crews, insurance underwriters and city of Las Vegas combine to share the responsibility of getting individuals around safely. When that boundary is crossed, and someone is hurt as a result, it is our duty to protect the injured from aggressive defense tactics, while helping prepare them for a claim that will pursue a settlement from the offending party.
Steps to Take If You Are Involved in a Taxi Cab Accident
If you are involved in a taxi cab accident, immediately seek medical help no matter how evident your injuries appear at first glance. It is important to understand that injuries sustained in any accident — whether you are a passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist — may not appear immediately and must be evaluated by a medical professional to ensure no physical or psychological detail is overlooked.
It is also important to notify the Police Department to receive a formal record of the accident as part of your case going forward. Taxi cab companies and associations carry a lot of power in the community, and by proxy have substantial legal resources to support their insurance policies and procedures. Our accomplished and experienced attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith will protect your rights and safeguard your best interests as we pursue the offending party to recover the damages you deserve for your injuries sustained during the taxi cab accident.
Common Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents
The traffic congestion involved in being one of the top entertainment destinations in the world is undeniable throughout the Las Vegas community, and contributes to the common causes of taxi cab accidents, including:
- Considerable Passenger Vehicles Operated by Tourists
- Distractions of the Cityscape
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals
- Impaired Drivers, Passengers & Pedestrians
- Large Groups Traveling Together
- Passenger Confusion Regarding Destination
- Substantial Taxi, Limo and Charter Services via for Business
Taxi cab drivers face many challenges as they navigate the congested roads in the Las Vegas area. Not only are there other cars to contend with, but the pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclist only add to the distractions that already exist in the form of other vehicles.
With a heavy focus on tourism, Las Vegas relies on the taxi cab companies to help visitors negotiate the city’s travel necessities every hour of the day. When these taxi drivers are involved in an accident, they have the power of their company, association, insurance company and attorneys behind them to defend their involvement.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, we want all of our clients to understand that there is absolutely no reason to be intimidated by a taxi cab driver, or any of the company’s representatives. Our attorneys will protect your rights while aggressively pursuing the settlement you deserve. We will conduct a full investigation into your accident, taking any available witness accounts of the accident, while you receive the medical treatment necessary for your injuries.