Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer Philadelphia
Major metropolitan cities like Philadelphia have an established taxicab system with hundreds if not thousands of cabs throughout the greater Philadelphia area. There are a tremendous amount of Accidents that occur which involve taxicabs.
Taxicab drivers owe you the highest standard of care. This means that they are responsible to make sure that you get from point A to point B in the safest possible manner. Driving a paying customer requires the cab driver to follow all the rules of the road and to avoid roads which may jostle, jolt or shake their paying fares. Cab drivers must pay extra special attention to others on the road and must maintain the safest operation of their cab as possible.
Problems arise routinely in taxicab accidents because the cab driver usually violates some rule or code in the manner in which they are driving. Remember, they are held to a higher standard than you would be if you were driving a friend to a movie. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, our attorneys and staff are well versed in handling cab accidents from the moment a new client is involved in a taxicab accident to trial in front of a jury. If you were involved or have questions about the conduct of a cab driver or with an accident you were in as a paying passenger in a cab, please call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC. Here's why - it's free! Just call and make an appointment. One of our lawyers will assist you with any question you may have.
What can I recover if I sue a cab driver for negligence?
This is the bad news. Typically and often, there is only a 15/30 insurance policy that covers Philadelphia cab drivers. Therefore, if you were the only passenger in the accident with your cab, you would be limited to $15,000.00 as a recovery. However, sometimes people take cabs, not because they do not have a car, it's just more convenient. If you are in an accident while occupying a cab, you may be able to make a claim against your own company's underinsured motorist coverage. This way you may be able to achieve a settlement for more than the mandatory Pennsylvania minimum (which by the way has been the minimum since the 1970's).
Taxicab accidents are difficult to handle because the cab insurance companies tend to view their minimum policy as indispensible. This means that many attorneys in the area do not get full value from a company that only allows for a 15/30.
Who pays my medical bills?
If you do not own a car or reside with a resident relative, then the cab has to pay your bills. But, you need to also keep in mind that you are capped at the policy minimum for medical at $5,000.00
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