While New Hampshire residents usually use their own vehicles to get around, they also engage the services of taxi cabs for nights out, traveling to and from the airport, or other situations in which their car is not available. Taxi cabs, like all cars, run the risk of being involved in an accident. If you were involved in a taxi accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be owed damages, and you should meet with an attorney who is experienced in litigating New Hampshire car accident cases. The New Hampshire taxi accident lawyers at Peter Thompson and Associates jointly have more than 60 years of experience helping New Hampshire residents seek compensation from the party responsible for causing the accident. Our skillful car accident attorneys can vigorously fight on your behalf to help you prove that the negligent party should be held accountable for your damages.Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents
There are two ways in which people are commonly injured in taxi cab accidents: as passengers of the taxi cab and as drivers or passengers of cars that are struck by a taxi cab. Taxi cab accidents are often caused by driver fatigue, distracted driving, driving too fast for the weather conditions, and failing to obey traffic devices. In some situations, an accident may be caused by a mechanical defect in the taxi cab due to improper maintenance or repairs.Proving Liability Following a Taxi Cab Accident
Taxi cab accidents can be more complex than the average car accident in that there may be more than one party responsible for causing the accident. A taxi accident attorney can help New Hampshire victims investigate who may have been at fault. The driver may be liable for driving in a reckless and unsafe manner. If the driver is employed by a company, the company may be liable for the driver’s actions under a theory of vicarious liability, or it may be independently liable for failing to properly train and supervise the driver. If the entity responsible for repairing or inspecting the cab failed to make sure that it was in safe operating condition, that entity may be liable as well.
Accidents involving taxi cabs are typically caused by negligence. To show that a person or entity negligently caused you harm, you must prove several elements. Initially, you must show that the other party owed you a duty of care, which was breached. You must then prove that the breach caused the accident and that you were harmed in some way by the accident. Any evidence of how the accident occurred, such as police reports and eyewitness statements, can be helpful to support your case. Additionally, the driver’s personnel records, including training records and driving logs, can be effective in establishing liability on behalf of the driver or his or her employer. If the accident was caused by a defect in the cab, the cab’s maintenance and repair records should be sought as well. An experienced New Hampshire taxi accident attorney can assist you in determining the parties that may be liable for your accident.Damages Caused by Taxi Cab Accidents
Taxi cabs often carry multiple passengers at one time. As a result, accidents involving cabs can result in injuries to several people. Injuries commonly caused by taxi cab accidents include concussions, broken bones, and torn tendons and ligaments. If you were injured in a taxi cab accident, you may be able to recover the costs that you incurred for treating your injuries. You may also be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering that you experienced due to your injuries. If you could not work because of your injuries, you may be able to recover damages to compensate for your loss of income. Additionally, if you sustained any property damage in the accident, you can seek compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged property.Set Up a Consultation with a Skilled Car Accident Attorney
Taxi cab drivers, like all drivers, must obey the rules of the road and drive in a safe manner. When a taxi cab driver negligently operates his or her car and causes an accident, he or she should be held accountable for any harm that the accident causes. If you were injured in an accident with a taxi cab, the attorneys of Peter Thompson and Associates can aggressively seek the full amount of any damages that you may be entitled to recover. We offer skillful and thorough representation in New Hampshire car accident cases and proudly maintain a high success rate and a record of favorable verdicts. We have offices in Bedford, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Manchester, New Hampshire and represent injured people throughout the state. We can be reached at 800.804.2004 or through our online form to set up a consultation with a taxi accident lawyer in New Hampshire.