Taxi Cab/Limo Accident Attorney in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV Injury Lawyers
Taxi-cabs and limos appear to be everywhere in Las Vegas. Almost anytime
day or night, anyone who travels on Las Vegas streets or freeways will
see taxi-cabs and/or limousines. Tourism is the predominant industry of
the Las Vegas economy.
People come from around the world to visit and vacation in Las Vegas year-round.
The high volume of tourists on a consistent basis make it inevitable that
a huge number of taxi-cabs and limos will be operating in Southern Nevada,
shuttling the visitors to various destinations.
If you have
been injured in a Las Vegas taxi-cab or limo accident, call our office for a
free initial case evaluation.
Reasons for Taxi-Cab and Limousine Accidents
Unfortunately, many taxi-cab and limo drivers have a terrible reputation
for careless and even
reckless driving. Of course, this does not apply to all operators of taxi-cabs and limos,
but unfortunately, it is clear that a large amount of serious traffic
accidents involve either taxi-cabs or limos.
Constant rushing from place to place, combined with inattentiveness, and
aggressive driving creates a situation where taxi-cab and limo drivers
are at high risk to be involved in a
motor vehicle accident. A quick Google search of Las Vegas news articles will quickly confirm
What to Do If Injured in a Taxi-Cab or Limo Auto Accident
In addition to seeing a physician as soon as you can after the accident,
it is vital that you document the details of the accident to the greatest
This includes documenting the following, if conditions safely permit:
- Taking pictures of the cars involved in the accident with your cell phone;
- Recording the names and contact information of witnesses; and
- Recording the name of the Officer(s) who respond to the scene of the accident;
To reiterate, it is essential that you have your injuries evaluated and
treated as soon as possible. It is equally important that you follow up
care which your medical provider. Realize that in many cases you will
be falsely accused of either exaggerating or fabricating your injuries.
As offensive as this is, it is the sad reality. Properly documenting your
injuries will go far towards defeating accusations of malingering.
Taxi-Cab and Limo Car Accident Litigation
Taxi-cab and Limo companies in Southern Nevada are regulated by both the
state and local government. Specific Nevada statutes apply to each type of carrier and frequently come
into play in injury cases which involve taxi-cabs and limos.
The accident lawyers at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC are familiar
with these laws and regulations. Issues such as driver complaints and
other evidence of misconduct are able to be discovered during a case due
to the specific legal requirements that apply to the retention of such
documents. Obtaining these documents during the litigation process can
make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. Our lawyers
fight hard to make sure that we always obtain every document that the
taxi and cab companies are required to maintain. This sometimes involves
a lengthy fight, but
rest assured that we will not give up until the other side turns the documents over.
Pulling Evidence from the “Black Box”
Many taxi-cab and limo companies have installed what is referred to in
the industry as a “black box” which records critical information
such as speed, time and data pertaining to impact. Obtaining this data
is critical in these types of cases.
Oftentimes taxi-cab and limo drivers will testify dishonestly about the
circumstances of an accident. Having the ability to impeach false testimony
with “black box” data is essential. Our auto accident lawyers
know who to obtain this information and skillfully use it on behalf of
victims of taxi and limo accidents.
Insurance Is a Must for These Types of Vehicles
Taxi-cab and limo companies must maintain insurance or be sufficiently
self-insured to conduct business in Nevada. Nevada law requires taxi and limo companies to have sufficient liability
resources so that in the event of an accident in which the company or
its agent, the driver is at fault, a passenger who is injured has the
ability to be compensated for his or her injuries.
Our lawyers understand the parameters of these laws. Because of our extensive
knowledge of the law pertaining to taxi-cab and limo accidents our firm
is in the best position to help you or your loved one in the event of
an injury sustained in a taxi or limo accident.
Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation
If injured in Las Vegas in a taxi-cab or limo accident, call us immediately. We are
available 24/7 and are committed to helping Las Vegas residents and visitors alike recover
maximum compensation for their injuries.
Call 702-904-8858 for comprehensive legal representation in Las Vegas, NV.