Steps to Take After a Taxi Accident

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To be involved in an accident is highly stressful. When you’re involved in an accident with a taxi, you may feel more at a loss. What do you do following an accident with a cab? The reality is that you should treat it similarly to other accidents. Here are three steps to do following an injury in a taxi.

Gather Information

Before you file a claim, you will want as much information as possible. If you can, after an accident, try to obtain witness statements and the contact information of any witnesses. Also, you need to gather information about the cab driver. You should have a copy of the driver’s full name, the name of the taxi company, the driver’s insurance details and even a picture of the license.

Receive Medical Attention

Medical attention should be your number one priority after an accident. Many people don’t recognize how injured they are until the dust has settled. This is in part due to adrenaline and the distraction of everything going on after an accident. You may be too shaken up to realize that you are injured. Some injuries also don’t manifest right away.

Even if you can walk away from an accident, it is crucial that you receive medical attention as soon as possible. Not only is this safer for you, but it can also contribute towards your claim against the cab company or cab driver. If you are injured, you will need proof of injuries.

Report the Accident

Never let an accident go unreported. Most people know to call the police after an accident and hence you may not have to report the accident yourself. If there are any injuries or damages, you need to report it to the police. When reporting an accident, you can call the emergency number or the station’s number.

In addition to reporting to the police, you should also report the accident to the taxi company involved. While the driver may also report the accident, you need to make sure that the cab company is aware of it. After all, the cab company will most likely be involved with the insurance process.

After a taxi accident, you still have the same rights that you would have if you were in an accident with a personal vehicle. The difference with a taxi accident may be liability. After all, the driver works for a company that often carries insurance on his or her behalf. To discuss your claim, consult with a car accident lawyer, such as from Barry P. Goldberg, today.