Taxis are still a popular mode of transportation in New Orleans, as well as other parts of Louisiana. Unfortunately, taxi drivers occasionally cause automobile accidents. When they do, passengers or others in other cars may suffer significant injuries that might alter their lives in an instant.
Have you been injured in a New Orleans taxi accident? Do you need extensive medical care? Are you unable to work for weeks or perhaps even months? Are medical expenses and other bills adding up fast?
Get the help you need from a New Orleans accident attorney you can trust. Big Easy Injury Attorney is here to help you!
Accidents caused by taxi drivers happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
Taxi drivers may be chatting with dispatchers, consulting maps, or performing other activities while driving instead of paying attention to the road.
Although texting while driving is illegal in Louisiana, certain drivers read, compose, or send text messages while driving, including taxi drivers.
Taxi drivers are paid according to the number of passengers they transport during their shift. Some taxi drivers drive too fast in order to increase earnings, resulting in dangerous accidents.
This is an especially common cause of taxi accidents late at night in New Orleans, when drivers may be exhausted due to already working a long shift.
Whatever the cause of your crash, a knowledgeable accident attorney can thoroughly investigate your crash and find out exactly what happened.
If a taxi driver caused your accident, there are several people and companies that could be held responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses. These include:
Some of the most common taxi accident injuries include:
Even if you feel fine after the accident, we highly suggest that you seek medical attention.
Don’t just assume you will be fairly compensated for your accident-related costs. In most situations, you’ll need to take strong legal action to obtain the compensation you deserve. That’s why it’s so important to hire a lawyer who is on your side and fighting for you.
Your attorney can help you in many different ways after your accident, including:
Your attorney can give you a voice at the table when officials decide how much your case is truly worth.
Our team of experienced New Orleans taxi accident attorneys is here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We have a proven track record of success in winning settlements for our clients, and we’re ready to fight for you. Call us today for a free consultation!