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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Steps to take if your taxi cab gets into an accident, part 2

On behalf of Noland Law Firm, LLC posted in car accidents on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Today's posting is a continuation of last week's post entitled "Steps to take if your taxi cab gets into an accident, part 1". Many people are familiar with the steps to take if they get into an accident while they are behind the wheel. The good news is that the information you need to obtain if you are in a taxi accident is very similar.

In some circumstances, the police will choose to come to the scene of an accident. If they do, be sure to write down the name and contact information of the precinct and the name of the office in charge. Also ask how you can get a copy of the accident report.

Regardless of whether or not the police come, you should write down the name of the taxi cab driver, his license number and the name of the company for which he drives. Also write down the name(s) of the other party (or parties) involved, their driver's license number, insurance information and make, model and license plate number of their car. Also, note down as much about the accident as possible.

Taxis are required to carry a certain amount of liability insurance. However, depending on the severity of the accident and the extent of your injuries, you may need more financial compensation than the taxi's insurance is willing to offer. Under those circumstances, you may wish to speak with a personal injury attorney who is familiar not only with insurance companies but with the laws of the state in which the accident took place.


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