Charlotte Taxi/Limo Accident Attorney
Experienced advocacy after cab and limousine accidents in North Carolina
Taxis and limousines are a good way to get around Charlotte, whether for business or pleasure. When you pay for these services, you expect your driver to be experienced, vetted, and provide a safe experience from start to finish. Unfortunately, accidents involving taxis and limos do occur, and they can lead to extensive injuries and property damage. It is important you understand your rights if injured in a cab or limo collision.
At Price, Petho & Associates, our team is standing by when you need a Charlotte taxi or limo accident attorney. We understand that these cases are complex with potential multiple liable parties, and we put all our resources to work to recover full compensation on your behalf. We are not afraid to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault companies, and are always ready to go to trial if negotiations do not result in a satisfactory settlement.
What would you like to know?
How often do taxi/limo accidents happen in North Carolina?
Taxi and limo crashes happen anytime, anywhere around the Charlotte area. According to data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 68 total taxi accidents happened in 2020, causing injuries to 29 people. Unfortunately, the NCDOT does not keep track of accidents involving limousines in the state, so we do not have statistics on limo-related car accidents.
What are the major causes of taxi and limousine accidents?
Although a variety of factors can come into play to cause a car crash, the truth is most collisions occur due to driver error or negligence. Taxicab and limo drivers put in long hours behind the wheel and make more money the more shifts they work. Long hours, especially at night, can lead to irresponsible driving mistakes, like:
- Distracted driving, when a driver uses a cell phone or GPS system behind the wheel
- Aggressive driving, when the driver engages in road rage or reckless driving
- Fatigued driving, which can be as dangerous as drunk driving
- Driving under the influence, which is both against the law and extremely dangerous
- Traffic violations, like running a red light, speeding, or failing to yield
Remember, taxi and limo drivers must have a special driver’s license to perform their jobs. If the limo or taxi driver who caused your accident did not have the proper license (called a “livery” license), your case becomes even more complex. Our Charlotte personal injury attorneys can explain more.
What types of injuries happen in Charlotte taxi and limo accidents?
In the event of an accident with a limousine or cab, many people can suffer injuries, including:
- The passengers inside of a taxi or limo
- The taxi or limo driver
- Drivers and passengers in other vehicles involved in the crash
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, or other bystanders
Accidents involving taxis or limos can result in severe injuries, particularly for the passengers inside of the taxi or limo because they are often unrestrained. It is not uncommon for victims in these situations to sustain the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Burn injuries
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Wrongful death
Our Charlotte attorneys work to determine how your accident occurred, and who is responsible for your injuries and losses.
Who is responsible for my taxi and limo accident injuries?
Determining who is responsible for covering your medical expenses and losses in the aftermath of a taxi or limo accident in Charlotte can be complicated. It is crucial to determine who is at fault in these cases, as well as whether the taxi or limo driver was operating as an employee of a company or as an independent contractor.
If a limo or taxi driver is involved in an accident, and he or she is operating as an independent contractor, then our attorneys will pursue compensation from the driver’s personal insurance carrier. If the limo or taxi driver was operating a vehicle owned by a company, then we will pursue compensation from the company, as opposed to the driver.
What is the value of my Charlotte taxi/limo accident case?
If you or a loved one suffered injury in a taxi or limousine accident, you are likely entitled to compensation for your losses and injuries. Our attorneys can help you file a claim, either against the at-fault party, the insurance carrier, the employer, or, when negotiations break down, go to court to fight for what you deserve.
A successful personal injury claim can secure you financial compensation for your losses, including:
- Your medical bills and expenses, current and future
- Lost wages and future earning potential caused by your injuries
- Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional pain
- Any property loss from the accident, like your belongings in the vehicle
The exact value of your case depends on the specific circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and the degree of negligence of the at-fault party. We work with medical professionals and other experts to determine the full scope of your losses, ensuring you secure the proper compensation.
Is there a taxi and limo accident attorney near me?
You can find Price, Petho & Associates at 1420 Elizabeth Ave in Charlotte, NC. We also maintain offices in Rockingham and Rutherfordton for your convenience. If you are unable to come to us, we are happy to make arrangements to visit you at home or in the hospital.
Call our Charlotte taxi and limo accident attorneys today
If you or somebody you love were injured in an accident involving a taxi or limo around the Charlotte area, contact the team at Price, Petho & Associates for help with your case today. We have an extensive network of resources to determine liability and pursue full compensation on your behalf. This includes coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. We understand what it takes to handle insurance carriers in these often-complicated cases. Call 704-372-2160 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with an experienced member of our team. We serve clients in Charlotte, Rockingham, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and South Carolina.