Boston Taxi Accident Attorneys
Taxi drivers are often considered some of the worst drivers on the road. Their need to turn over as many customers as possible in order to maximize profits can often result in reckless driving. Taxi cab drivers are regularly guilty of speeding, ignoring traffic signals, failing to yield, or driving the taxi in other negligent ways.
Operating a taxi is an expensive endeavor. Among other expenses, the driver pays his or her own insurance, tolls, and gas for the vehicle. As a result, and in order to make the most of the day, a taxi driver will not take any breaks during their 12-hour shift. This can lead to higher accident rates as a result of tired operators of taxi cabs.
In addition to the expenses listed above, the high costs associated with operating a vehicle for a living results in drivers spending less on insurance and vehicle maintenance. Taxi drivers tend to carry the minimum insurance allowable by law and often fail to have their vehicle inspected regularly. The minimum allowable insurance in Massachusetts is $20,000 per individual and $40,000 per accident. If you, or a loved one, have been severely injured in an accident involving a taxi, it is not hard to imagine how $20,000 may not be enough money to adequately compensate the injured party.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a taxi, we recommend that you collect as much information on the taxi as possible. Important information includes the name of the operator, owner of the vehicle, taxi medallion number, license plate number, and any other identifying information available. Please also refrain from making statements to who you believe to be the at-fault party or their insurance company. We also recommend contacting the police at the scene of the accident so they may write a report. Finally, visit a local hospital as soon as possible if you have concerns of injury.
At Kelly & Soto Law, we understand the complex nature of taxi cab ownership and can help you through your car accident claim. We know that car accidents of any kind have negative consequences on individual lives. We work extremely hard to ensure all of the legal details are handled efficiently and effectively. In the event you retain us as your car accident lawyers, we encourage you to ask questions throughout the process and are always available to communicate with you regarding your case. Our number one goal at Kelly & Soto Law is to provide excellent legal representation in every aspect of each of our cases.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured as a result of a Boston accident with a taxi cab or a rideshare driver, you will need a diligent and aggressive attorney to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. We regularly represent victims of accidents in and around Boston, Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Quincy, Lowell, Worcester, Cambridge, Somerville, Fall River, Braintree, Brockton, and all across Massachusetts.