What Coverage Applies In Taxicab Accidents?
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a taxicab, your legal rights for recovery are essentially the same as in any other type of motor vehicle accident.
If you were a passenger in a taxicab that is involved in a car accident, you are entitled to the personal injury protection (PIP) benefits under the insurance policy providing insurance coverage on the taxicab. That is also the case if you are hit by a taxi while you were a pedestrian or while riding a bicycle. The PIP benefits will provide payment of medical bills for treatment of the injuries received in the car accident, as well as lost wages incurred due to the accident.
Ensuring All Negligent Parties Are Held Accountable
If the accident was the fault of the taxicab driver, you will also have a bodily injury claim against the owner of the taxi, as well as the driver, whether you were a passenger in the cab or a passenger or operator of the other vehicle involved in the accident. Under the bodily injury claim, you can recover for your medical costs, lost wages and/or earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering that resulted from the accident with the taxicab.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay any attorney fees unless you recover money on your case.