Taxi drivers are notorious for dangerous driving practices. While not every taxi driver is unsafe, many commonly engage in negligent driving practices for various reasons. Such negligence can easily lead to accidents and injuries, and victims of such accident deserve to recover from the negligent taxi driver. If you have suffered injury in an accident with a taxi cab, contact an experienced Fayette County auto accident lawyer to discuss a possible case today.
Common negligent acts by taxi drivers
Taxi drivers are often behind the wheel of a car for many hours of the day. Like any other type of professional driver, a taxi driver may believe they have developed the skills that allow them to drive in a more aggressive manner. Additionally, many cab fares are in a hurry and demand that the taxi driver get them to their destination as quickly as possible, which can also lead to aggressive and even reckless driving. Some common negligent behaviors often practiced by taxi drivers include the following:
Following too closely
Dangerous and frequent lane changes
Swerving in and out of traffic
Speeding up through intersections on a yellow or red light
Failing to yield to pedestrians or other vehicles
Cutting across traffic
Stopping at inappropriate locations to pick up or let out passengers
These are only some of ways that a taxi driver can act negligently and cause an accident.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Because they drive for a living and are responsible for the safe travel of customers, taxi drivers should be held to the highest standard of care when it comes to safe driving behaviors. Cases involving taxi drivers may involve more complex legal principles, so you should always seek out representation from a highly experienced auto accident attorney to handle you case. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a taxi driver or any other driver, call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 to schedule your free consultation.