posted in Taxicab Accidents, by dcmmoguls, on August 17, 2018
San Francisco is one of America’s busiest and most popular cities, making taxi rides common and abundant for tourists and locals alike. This is because taxis work as a great convenience, particularly for people who are not properly served by other transport options or must travel to the surrounding areas. Plus, taxis come in handy when you’ve had a night out and want a safe way to get home.
However, taxi drivers (like other drivers) may be reckless in how they make their way out of traffic. Or they might speed so that they can go back to a highly populated area to earn more money. We can see this through the statistics that show the alarmingly rising number of taxicab accidents every year in San Francisco. There are thousands of severe injuries and terrible fatalities.
According to the California Common Carriers Law, owners of taxicab firms, as well as drivers of taxicabs, owe their passengers as well as other people on the road proper and professional care and attention. Plus, victims of taxicab accidents are likely to get fair compensation for their loss in an accident – something that companies don’t want as it will damage their reputation and likely raise their insurance premiums.
This law does not only encompass the citizens of San Francisco but foreigners as well, including business travelers and vacationers. Tourists and visitors may be concerned about whether they’ll be able to get compensation and justice for their injuries in an accident that happened in a foreign town. They shouldn’t worry as there are laws and ethical standards that companies should be accountable for.
If you’re a person who is a victim of a taxicab accident and hurt in the same, you can get compensated for the injuries sustained. It doesn’t matter if you’re a passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist, you have been injured and should file a report and speak with a lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. At Choulos Choulos & Wyle, you will get personal and direct attention from lawyers who are known for their experience in handling claims to help victims.