Can I Sue after an Accident Caused by a Cab Driver?

When a person hires a cab to provide transportation, they rightfully expect that they will arrive at their destination without incident. As taxi cabs drivers are in the business of transporting people for money, they are considered “common carriers,” which means that they are held to a higher standard of care than other drivers. When accidents do occur, the passengers involved may be able to recover for their injuries by filing a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Anyone who has been injured in a taxi cab accident that they believe was the fault of the cab driver should be sure to consult with one of the experienced auto accident attorneys of Shane Smith Law as soon as possible.

Cab Driver Negligence

Under Georgia law, common carriers are required to exercise extraordinary diligence in the course of transporting people or goods. For a plaintiff injured in a taxi cab accident, what this fundamentally means is that it is easier to recover for injuries than in other types of accidents. Cab driver negligence can take many forms, and an experienced attorney will be evaluate your case and determine if any evidence of negligence exists. Some of the more common ways in which cab drivers may be negligence include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to observe traffic signals
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of appropriate licensure
  • Failure to maintain control
  • Driver error

These are just some of the ways in which a cab driver may negligently cause an accident. The best way to ensure that you recover for you injuries is to have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a cab driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.