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What to do After Taxi Accident
Although taxi drivers are professionals, they are susceptible to the same driving errors as are the lay individual. A New Brunswick taxi accident understands that driver distraction and fatigue are factors in numerous taxi accidents, as are the failure to follow the rules of the road, speeding, ignoring stop signs and other signals, and unsafe passing.
Steps to take immediately after a taxi accident
- Seek medical attention for anyone involved in the accident. Injuries may not always be immediately evident, but a physician will know what to look for.
- Get the name and identification number of the driver of your cab; in cases of drivers who are not self-employed, get the name and contact information of the taxi company as well.
- If there are other vehicles or parties involved in the accident, get their names and contact information.
- Get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
- Take photographs of the accident scene.
Victims of cab accidents experience the same types of injuries as passengers in other vehicles, including brain and spinal cord injury, burns and abrasions, whiplash, broken bones, and soft tissue damage, many of which result in extensive medical bills and loss of income. But are you entitled to compensation ?
Dan T. Matrafajlo, a Newark taxi accident lawyer, can educate you on your rights, and help you take the appropriate legal action. Mr. Matrafajlo offers a free, no obligation consultation. Call (908) 248-4404 today for an appointment.