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PA & NJ Taxi Accident Lawyers

Making Sense of a Taxi or Ride Share Accident in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

When using a taxi, passengers trust that the drivers will get them to their destinations safely. However, many passengers are injured in taxi accidents every year and sustain very serious and life-impacting injuries. Unfortunately, many of these accidents may have been avoided, because they were caused by another party’s negligence.

If you or a loved one have suffered a taxi accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. Schedule a free consultation with the Spear Greenfield legal team, either by phone or online. This consultation will allow us to learn more about your accident and provide you with your legal options. This consultation carries no pressure or obligation, just information.

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Considering the Legal Options Following a Taxi Accident

After suffering the physical, emotional, and financial struggles following a taxi accident caused by another driver’s negligence, the injured party might explore pursuing legal action in order to seek justice. The first step of this legal process is to file a New Jersey personal injury claim that serves to hold the negligent driver responsible for the injuries they caused. From that step, a taxi accident attorney can guide you through the remaining process.

The experienced legal team at Spear Greenfield is here to help you from first consultation to the trial process if necessary. Our taxi accident law firm will ensure all of the details related to your lawsuit are handled, including connecting you with the necessary medical care, collecting police reports, contacting witnesses, and meeting deadlines. We proudly serve victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and we have years of experience recovering taxi accident compensation for those who need it most. Allow Spear Greenfield to guide you through the legal process.

Causes of Taxi Accidents

There are various causes for taxi accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In many of these accidents, passengers are injured due to driver negligence. Additionally, sometimes pedestrians or other vehicles are also involved in taxi accidents. Some causes for these accidents are listed below.

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless or careless driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to heed to traffic signals and signs
  • Using a mobile device while driving
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Poor visibility

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The Process of Determining Liability in a PA or NJ Taxi Accident

For taxi drivers, determining liability depends on the structure of the taxi company and how the accident happened. Different taxi companies are modeled in different ways. Sometimes, taxi drivers own or rent their vehicles. In other cases, the taxi company owns the vehicle and the driver is employed by the company. If the taxi driver caused the accident, their liability is usually determined by their relationship with the taxi company. If a taxi driver owns their vehicle, they are usually responsible for any damages incurred. If the driver rents the vehicle from a taxi company, there is a chance both the driver and the company can be held liable. Sometimes, a taxi company may qualify for sole liability if the company owns the vehicle and employed the driver.

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Available Damages After a Taxi Accident

There are different ways an injured party can recover taxi accident compensation. Through a personal injury lawsuit, the negligent party may owe the individual compensation for damages incurred due to the taxi accident. This can include the following:

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Pain and suffering

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Emotional distress

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Lost wages

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Medical bills

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Punitive damages

Additionally, the state of New Jersey is a no-fault state, which means that it provides victims of automobile accidents with Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP is no-fault insurance that provides coverage for medical bills and lost earnings under their own coverage or against the insurer of the taxi or rideshare company.

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Benefits of Working with Personal Injury Attorney

Taxi accident cases can lead to a complicated process, but personal injury attorneys are well versed in the legal process surrounding these types of accidents. The legal process requires meticulous detail and abundant documentation. Combine that attention to detail with the strict deadlines associated with the legal process, and having a guide to answer questions becomes critical. A taxi accident lawyer can ensure your best interests are represented after an accident. Below are other benefits associated with working with a lawyer.

  • Deal with Insurance Companies – Insurance companies, even your own, do not always necessarily have your best interests in mind. Since their goal is to settle claims with the least amount of expense, your insurance representative may pressure you to prematurely agree to your insurance payout before your injuries have been fully assessed or treated. This might mean your claim could be undervalued. A taxi accident lawyer can advise you on the handling of insurance companies and in some instances speak with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Recognize the Benefits of Taking a Case to Trial – While the initial goal of a taxi accident attorney is to achieve a favorable settlement, there are instances where taking a case to court provides a greater chance for the highest compensation. A  taxi and limousine lawyer has the experience to determine whether a settlement or trial offers a more favorable compensation, and they can advise you in the proper course of action.
  • Communicate with Taxi Companies – When you are involved in an accident caused by a taxi, the company representing that driver will prioritize their own interests. This means the company will try to escape the accident their driver caused with the least amount of cost paid. A taxi accident injury attorney can communicate with that company to ensure your best interests are represented.

While the legal process is complex, involving a taxi accident attorney will simplify the process. To learn more about the basics of personal injury cases, including a blueprint of the basic legal process, click on the link below.

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While poor weather conditions, negligently designed roads, and automobile issues can cause accidents, the most common cause is driver negligence. If you are someone who has been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, speak with our experienced personal injury attorneys at Spear Greenfield, who will guide you through the legal process. To schedule a free consultation, please complete the form below. This consultation holds no pressure or obligation, just information.

    Why Choose Spear Greenfield?

    Spear Greenfield is a New Jersey personal injury law firm that has been handling taxi or rideshare accident lawsuits for over 30 years! Due to our unrelenting representation and customer focused service, Spear Greenfield has earned its longevity. We regularly take cases to court in order to obtain the highest possible award for our clients. Below are some other reasons you should consider Spear Greenfield for your auto accident case.

    • The Spear Greenfield law firm prioritizes clients first by diligently working through the case and relentlessly fighting for the highest awarded money either through settlement or trial.
    • With Spear Greenfield’s experience, dedication, and resources, our law firm has earned a total of half a billion dollars for our clients. One of our clients was awarded $6.86 million for a fire incident, while another client was awarded $1.1 million for a bus accident. Our goal is always earning you maximum compensation.
    • We love our clients and refuse to turn them away without consideration. This means no case is too big or too small for our dynamic law firm. Our legal team takes cases that other taxi and limousine lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey won’t touch, because our goal is to earn justice for clients!

    Please click below to learn more about Spear Greenfield and the aspects that separate us from other New Jersey law firms.

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    Personal Injury Verdicts

    The following summary of recent auto accident verdicts and settlements demonstrates our proven track record.

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    $2,700,000
    Intersectional Accident
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    $975,000
    Negligent Truck Accident
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    $950,000
    Car rear-ended by tractor-trailer
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    $300,000
    Car rear-ended
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    $450,000
    Hit and run by uninsured vehicle
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    $300,000
    Intersectional motor vehicle accident
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    $80,464
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    Injuries sustained in taxi or rideshare accidents are often more severe than other motor vehicle accidents. The attorneys at Spear Greenfield understand this fact and are proud to represent victims in seeking justice and rightful compensation. Our record of success and experience guarantees that you are in great hands when partnering with Spear Greenfield. We are in it to win it, meaning we will always go the distance for you!

    If you were involved in a taxi or rideshare accident and want to speak with an attorney you can trust, contact Spear Greenfield today. Our consultations are free and carry no obligation or pressure. Allow us to meet with you, learn more about your accident, and provide you with legal insight by clicking below.