Chicago Taxi Accident Attorney

Illinois taxi cab accident injury attorneys

Lawyers Assisting Victims of Cab Injuries in Illinois and Throughout the U.S.

Taxis are an essential part of city life, and they provide people with an easy way to get to their destination quickly. In Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, there are thousands of registered taxicabs operated by companies such as Yellow Cab, Flash Cab, Blue Diamond Affiliation, and American United Taxi on the road every day. Unfortunately, the constant presence of these vehicles means that car accidents involving taxis are inevitable. When passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or those in other vehicles are injured in a taxi accident, determining liability and pursuing compensation can often be a complex matter.

Chicago taxi accident injury attorneys

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys are highly experienced in injury cases involving taxis and public transportation, and we have the knowledge and resources to help our clients achieve justice for the injuries they have suffered. In 2015, we obtained a record $26 million verdict against Yellow Cab in a case in which our client was seriously injured and left brain damaged as a passenger in a taxi accident. We are dedicated to improving public safety by holding negligent companies responsible for the harm they have caused.

Recovering Damages for Taxicab Accidents

The complexity involved in taxi accident cases arises from taxicab companies’ classification as common carriers. Common carriers are companies or entities that provide transportation services, and they also include buses, planes, and limousines. As common carriers, taxi companies are required to provide the highest duty of care to protect the safety of passengers when they are boarding, riding in, or exiting a taxi.

Unfortunately, taxi passengers who are injured in a collision often struggle to receive compensation from taxi companies. In many cases, taxicab companies or their insurance providers may claim that the accident was the fault of the driver in order to avoid responsibility. In these cases, representation by an experienced attorney is essential in order to demonstrate liability by the taxi company and secure compensation that fully addresses a passenger’s injuries.

Cases in which other drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists are injured in a taxi accident can also be complex. These accidents often occur because a taxi driver was in a hurry to get to their destination, leading them to drive recklessly. Speeding, failure to yield, illegal lane changes, and other violations of traffic laws committed by taxi drivers can result in serious accidents. Taxi drivers may also be distracted by radios, navigation systems, or processing payments, leading them to cause injury to others on the road. Victims of taxi accidents should work with a skilled attorney to demonstrate negligence by taxi drivers and taxi companies, allowing them to receive the full and fair compensation they deserve.

Contact an Illinois Taxicab Accident Lawyer

Those who have been injured in cab accidents are often left wondering about their options for recovering damages. The costs of medical treatment, the income lost during recovery from injuries, and the pain and suffering experienced can all take a serious toll on a family. At TKK, our experienced personal injury attorneys can provide you with the legal help you need in these situations. We will gather the evidence needed to demonstrate negligence by taxi companies, working to hold them liable for the harm that was caused and ensuring that you are able to receive compensation that fully addresses the damages you have suffered. Contact our office today at 312-605-8800 to schedule a free consultation with our Chicago taxicab injury attorneys.

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Chicago, IL 60601

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