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Have You Been Injured in a Taxi Cab Accident in Las Vegas?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a taxi cab accident in Las Vegas, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and other damages. 

Las Vegas taxi cab accident lawyer George Bochanis has been helping injured victims like you win premises liability cases since 1985. He is committed to protecting your rights and securing maximum compensation on your behalf. 

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Why Hire Las Vegas Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer George Bochanis?

Taxi cab accidents can be particularly challenging due to the unique legal and insurance considerations involved. Many taxi companies operate under complex insurance policies and corporate structures, making it difficult for individuals to navigate the claims process on their own. Additionally, determining liability in a taxi cab accident can be complicated, as multiple parties may be involved, including the taxi driver, the taxi company, and other drivers on the road.

By hiring experienced Las Vegas taxi cab accident lawyer George Bocahnis, you’ll have a knowledgeable advocate on your side who can:

Investigate the Accident

Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation of your taxi cab accident, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing all available information to build a strong case on your behalf.

Navigate Complex Insurance Policies

We understand the intricacies of taxi cab insurance policies and will work to ensure that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to, whether from the taxi company’s insurance provider or other liable parties.

Determine Liability and Pursue All Responsible Parties

George has extensive experience in determining liability in taxi cab accidents. He will pursue compensation from all responsible parties, including the taxi driver, the taxi company, and any other negligent parties involved.

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Common Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents in Las Vegas

Taxi accidents in Las Vegas can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

Driver Negligence

Most taxi accidents in Las Vegas involve driver negligence. Taxi drivers who engage in distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can put their passengers and other motorists at risk. Additionally, other drivers on the road may display negligent behaviors that result in collisions. 

Vehicle Maintenance Issues

Taxi companies have a responsibility to ensure that their vehicles are properly maintained and safe for operation. Failure to perform routine maintenance or repair faulty equipment can lead to accidents caused by mechanical failures or defective parts. 

Fatigue and Overworked Drivers

Taxi drivers often work long hours and may become fatigued, increasing the risk of accidents due to impaired judgment and reaction times. Studies indicate that fatigue impacts coordination and reaction times similarly to driving while impaired.

Traffic Congestion and Unfamiliar Routes

Las Vegas is a bustling city with heavy traffic and a constant influx of visitors, especially on the Las Vegas Strip. Taxi drivers navigating unfamiliar routes or dealing with congested roads may be more prone to accidents.

Common Injuries in Taxi Accidents

Las Vegas taxis are in roughly 2,500 car accidents every year. These incidents are responsible for countless injuries to pedestrians, bicyclists and passengers, some of which can have severe and long-lasting consequences. Among the most common injuries sustained in these types of accidents are:

Head and Brain Injuries: The sudden impact and force of a collision can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), ranging from concussions to more severe conditions like contusions, hemorrhages, and even permanent brain damage. These injuries can lead to cognitive impairments, memory loss, and other debilitating effects.

Spinal Cord Injuries: Taxi accidents can also cause spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and other devastating consequences, significantly impacting the victim’s quality of life and independence.

Whiplash and Neck Injuries: Even relatively minor collisions can cause whiplash, a neck injury resulting from the sudden back-and-forth motion of the head and neck during impact. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, and limited mobility, and in severe cases, it may lead to chronic pain and other long-term issues.

Broken Bones and Fractures: The force of a taxi accident can cause a variety of broken bones and fractures, ranging from simple fractures to more complex, compound fractures that may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Internal Injuries: The blunt force trauma of a collision can also cause internal injuries, such as organ damage, internal bleeding, and other life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention and treatment.

Injuries sustained in taxi accidents can significantly impact a victim’s life, resulting in extensive medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term physical and emotional suffering. It is crucial to seek appropriate medical attention to ensure proper treatment. Seeing a doctor also establishes medical records that can be used as evidence if you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit after your taxi accident. 

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Taxi Accident

To pursue your personal injury claim, we will need to collect several pieces of information, such as:

  • What was the driver doing at the time of the incident?
  • Did the vehicle have a defect?
  • Was the vehicle poorly maintained?
  • Did the driver have the proper license?

Each of these will illustrate liability and negligence, which are key to securing damages in your personal injury claim. You may be entitled to significant compensation, as these incidents can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in treatment and rehabilitation. We also recognize that you may have had to take time off of work, missing out on a paycheck while battling the emotional struggles associated with recovery.

Insurance considerations

Nevada is a tort law state, which means that if you have been involved in an accident that involves distracted driving, a commercial truck, uninsured/underinsured drivers, taxi cabs, or other types of motor vehicle crashes, you must file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. 

Cabs and car services in Nevada must have a set minimum liability insurance coverage of $250,000 of insurance per person for bodily injury, $500,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident, and $50,000 in property damage. Taxi companies in Nevada are not required to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, however. If you suffer injuries in a taxi accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver, or an at-fault driver who leaves the scene, the taxi company may not have insurance that covers your losses. 

Who Is Liable for Injuries in a Taxi Cab Accident?

Various parties may be able to be held liable for the injuries sustained in a taxi cab accident. These include:

  • The taxi company
  • The taxi driver
  • Another at-fault driver
  • A vehicle parts manufacturer
  • A mechanic
  • The manufacturer of a vehicle

Damages You May Be Entitled to Receive After a Taxi Cab Accident

If you’ve been injured in a taxi cab accident in Las Vegas, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages. The damages available to you in a personal injury claim or lawsuit will depend on the cause of your crash, the financial burdens caused by the collision, and the impact your injuries have had (and will have) on your life.

Medical Expenses

You may be entitled to compensation to pay for the medical treatments, medications, and equipment required because of the taxi cab accident. This includes costs associated with emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care related to your injuries.

Lost Wages

If your injuries have prevented you from working, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages. Additionally, if you will not be able to return to work in the future, you can receive compensation for your lost earning opportunities.

Pain and Suffering

Taxi cab accidents, like other types of motor vehicle accidents, can result in significant physical pain and emotional trauma. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and emotional distress. These types of damages are difficult to quantify, and awards will be based on the way your injuries impact your life.

Punitive Damages

In cases involving particularly egregious conduct, such as drunk driving or reckless behavior, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the liable party and deter similar actions in the future. If you receive more than $100,000 in compensable damages, your punitive damages will be capped at three times that amount. If you’re awarded $100,000 or less in compensable damages, your punitive damages will be capped at $300,000.

Contact Our Las Vegas Taxi Cab Accident Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been involved in a taxi cab accident in Las Vegas, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation. At George Bochanis Injury Lawyers, experienced Las Vegas taxi accident lawyer George Bochanis is dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation, and let us help you navigate this challenging process.

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I have been dealing with George T. Bochanis for the past year and a half regarding a case & I have got to say each and every associate that worked on my case went above and beyond to ensure that this worked on my behalf. Special s/o to Alex in the law office, he definitely went above and beyond the call of duty for me. Thank you isn’t enough. I appreciate all of you!”

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