Las Vegas attracts millions of visitors every year. Consequently, these visitors rely on non-traditional modes of transportation to get around, including buses, rideshare services, and taxis. According to the state of Nevada, there were approximately 3,250 taxicabs and 10,000 taxi drivers in Nevada in 2014.
As passengers, we rely on taxis to safely get us from one place to another, and so does the state of Nevada. In Nevada, taxis are common carriers, just like buses, planes, and limos. This means that there are certain laws and regulations that they must follow to operate their businesses, including the amount and type of insurance they are required to hold.
Though Nevada laws protect taxi passengers, accidents still happen. If you were injured in a taxi accident, contact the offices of Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers.
Logistically, an accident involving a taxi is no different than any other accident. The steps you need to take after an accident are the same: check for injuries, call emergency services, gather evidence, exchange information, and report the accident. But certain things set taxi drivers apart from other drivers on the road.
Nevada’s common carrier laws require all taxi drivers to hold a minimum level of liability insurance. Specifically, each driver must have all of the following:
In addition to the insurance requirements, all taxi drivers must undergo a background check before employment and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license. A company that fails to ensure compliance with these laws may bear financial responsibility in an accident.
Just like any other vehicle, taxi cabs can be involved in accidents, both minor and serious. But unlike other drivers, these drivers carry a higher level of responsibility and are held to a higher standard. Common causes of taxi accidents include:
No two auto accidents are the same; this is particularly true for cases involving taxis. Different variables can affect the outcome of your case. That said, certain damages are commonly involved in a personal injury case, including:
Figuring out what to do after an accident can be confusing, and understanding the complexities behind a taxi accident case can be overwhelming. If you have been injured in a Nevada taxi accident, you’re not alone. The experienced lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers have successfully litigated cases against taxi cab companies throughout Clark County, and we want to hear from you.
If you retain us, our team will aggressively fight for a fair and just settlement to compensate you for your injuries. Don’t spend time trying to figure out the legal system when you should be focusing on your recovery. Our team is made up of experienced personal injury attorneys that have significant experience negotiating and litigating taxi accident cases in Nevada. Contact Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers at (702) 382-9797 or online to schedule a free consultation.