Taxi cabs are required to carry much higher levels of insurance–$350,000 compared to $40,000
When you step into a taxi, you are putting your trust in the taxi driver. Some taxi drivers are among the best drivers in Chicago, but others are either unskilled or reckless, which can result in serious car accidents. When a taxi gets into an accident, it can cause damage to other vehicles, injuries to passengers, and even injuries to pedestrians and innocent bystanders.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the reckless driving of a taxi driver, you may be eligible for compensation.
Was the Taxi Driver Liable?
Taxi drivers have an incentive to drive quickly to turn over fares and earn tips. Often they are able to do this safely, but sometimes they take risks that can lead to accidents. If a taxi driver acted recklessly, resulting in an injury, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries.
Insurance Company Has Incentive to Fight
Although there are many reasons why taxi accidents are similar to other car accidents, there is one very significant difference. Taxi cabs are required to carry much higher levels of insurance–$350,000 compared to $40,000—and this gives the insurance companies a greater incentive to fight your claims. You need the help of an experienced lawyer to help you get the compensation you need to pay medical bills and make up for lost wages.
For help after a taxi cab car accident in Chicago, please contact Willens Law Offices today for a free case evaluation.