Taxicab Accident Attorney Protects Riders’ Rights in San Antonio, TX
Determined lawyer seeks full compensation for your injuries
San Antonio is one of the most active cities in Texas for traffic accidents. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, car crashes produced 152 fatalities, 883 incapacitating injuries, and more than 15,000 total injuries in 2015. So, even though taking a cab seems like a safe alternative to driving, especially if you’re tired or have been drinking, there’s still a chance you’ll be hurt in an accident. If that happens, you can rely on the Law Offices of Marion W. Cain, P.C. for quality legal representation. Drawing on more than 35 years of experience with traffic accident cases, we provide personalized legal service that gives you peace of mind, while we pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Pressure of the job can lead to taxi accidents
There are numerous possible causes of a taxi accident. Taxicabs are on the road constantly, so maintenance is a big issue. State law dictates how often cabs must be checked, but enforcement of such rules is spotty, and inspections often reveal that cabs missed regularly schedule maintenance on more than one occasion prior to an accident.
But the pressure on the vehicle is nothing compared to the pressure on the cabbies themselves. Drivers have to get as many fares as possible to make their shifts profitable, and dispatchers often make drivers compete for pickups. The result is aggressive driving, speeding, red-light running, and other moving violations. Cabbies also work long hours behind the wheel, and even though state law limits drivers to 12 hours out of 24, that’s another rule that taxi companies often disregard.
Dealing with insurance companies after a taxi accident
There is generally less ambiguity about insurance in a taxi accident than a ridesharing accident. Texas requires taxicabs to carry at least $300,000 in medical coverage and $100,000 in accidental death coverage. Although certain municipalities, such as the city of Dallas, require more, San Antonio only requires cabs to carry the state minimum levels of coverage. However, cab companies have been known to skirt the law in this area as well.
But even if the cab company is in compliance with insurance requirements, you shouldn’t expect a generous settlement offer. Insurers use various tactics to wear claimants down so they will settle for far less than their personal injury claim is worth. This is especially dispiriting when you are trying to recover physically and your medical bills are piling up. We take the worry out of your accident claim by taking decisive steps to resolve it.
Of course, not every auto accident involving a cab is the taxi’s fault. Drivers of other vehicles might also be responsible. We thoroughly investigate the facts and identify all potential defendants to hold all responsible parties accountable.
Contact an experienced San Antonio attorney for your taxi accident case
If you’ve been hurt while riding in a cab or by a cab anywhere in the San Antonio area, the Law Offices of Marion W. Cain, P.C. is prepared to help. We provide highly professional representation focused on results. To schedule a free consultation, call 210.551.0985 or contact our San Antonio office online.