If your taxi ride resulted in an accident that left you with serious injuries, you might be entitled to compensation. Negligence by the driver, the taxi company, or perhaps both is something a Chicago taxi accident lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC, can investigate.
A review of the evidence associated with your taxi accident can help our team prepare your case for a personal injury claim and lawsuit. The injuries you suffered could be costly and ongoing. The responsible party should pay these costs, not you.
The pursuit of compensation is a time-consuming process that your injuries can make it hard for you to handle alone. The time allowed by state law for pursuing civil action is short, with tight deadlines. Call the Kryder Law Group, LLC, today for a free evaluation of your case at (312) 223-1700.
Liability for Your Taxi Accident Injuries
For many Chicago residents and visitors, using a taxi for transportation is convenient and often considered safer than driving in a city. When you hail a taxicab, you enter the vehicle entrusting the driver with your care.
To collect the most fares possible, some taxicab drivers may speed and drive aggressively. Other taxi drivers may drive for an additional source of income after completing a full-time day job, resulting in a tired and drowsy driver.
The City of Chicago requires taxicab drivers to hold a Public Chauffeur License (PCL), as affirmed by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. In addition to this license, the driver or taxicab company must hold a medallion (a permit to operate a taxi within the city).
The Department has a formidable task of overseeing city taxi rules and regulations, with the city’s thousands of taxi drivers. If the driver of your taxi operated their vehicle negligently, let us review the details of the accident and your injuries.
We can determine liability and prepare your case for a civil claim and lawsuit. Contact the Kryder Law Group, LLC at once for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700. The Department could be liable for your injuries. A Chicago taxi accident lawyer could help you fight for a financial award.
Simple Ways You Can Help Us Prepare Your Case
At the Kryder Law Group, LLC, we want our clients to focus on their health and recovery. As we begin to build your compensation case, there are simple ways you can help us by providing us with the following types of evidence:
- Photographs and/or video of the taxi accident
- Contact information for eyewitnesses
- The police report from the accident
- Your medical records regarding your injuries
This information may lie within your personal belongings or on your smartphone. If you have any evidence associated with your taxi accident and the resulting injuries, let your lawyer know as soon as possible.
For a free legal consultation with a taxi accidents lawyer serving Chicago, call (312) 598-0739
Protect Your Case by Telling Insurance Companies “No”
Insurance companies are tricky (and often relentless) when it comes to settlement offers and accident victims. If they can get you to agree to a settlement before you secure legal representation, you can save them money.
This is good for them and bad for you. If you accept their offer, you have agreed to close your claim. Should your condition worsen later, you are out of options for pursuing further compensation.
Their high-pressure tactics may confuse and overwhelm you. To protect not only your interests but also your chance for legal action, just say no. Refuse to sign or accept anything and refer them to your lawyer instead.
We understand how the negotiation process works and we are eager to negotiate on your behalf.
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Potential Types of Compensation You Could Receive After Your Taxi Accident
A taxi accident can result in injuries that are life-changing and that prevent you from working. The stress of your injuries and figuring out how to pay your bills is not fair. Pursuing possible compensation is how the Kryder Law Group, LLC can help you.
You may be able to receive an award to cover the following costs:
- Medical bills relating to your transport, hospital costs, and doctors’ fees
- Ongoing medical costs (like prescription medications, therapies, and rehabilitation)
- Loss of income due to time recovering from your accident injuries
- Diminished earning capacity if your injuries are so severe, you are unable to return to your previous job or career
- Pain and suffering due to your injuries
Keep the Illinois Statute of Limitations in Mind
The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (ILCS) §735.5 generally allows two years for personal injury cases. If you fail to file your civil lawsuit by the required deadline, you may be barred from pursuing compensation forever.
The same time limit applies to wrongful death cases, as per ILCS §740.180. If you lost a close loved one in a taxi accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Serves Chicago Taxi Accident Victims
Personal injury claims and lawsuits differ in details and outcomes. While there is no way to foresee the outcome of your case, we work to secure fair results.
A sudden and unexpected taxi accident can leave you unsure of what to do first. Contacting the Kryder Law Group, LLC as soon as you can is imperative. By taking quick action to hire a Chicago taxi accident lawyer, you can rest easier knowing we will not miss the deadline for filing your case.
You can also refer assertive insurance company adjusters to your lawyer. If our negotiations for a settlement with them out of court are unsuccessful, we are willing to go to trial.
Taxi drivers have a responsibility to maintain control of their vehicles and to protect the safety of their passengers. Hiring a taxi driver to transport you should not result in serious accident injuries and massive medical costs.
If your taxi ride turned tragic due to a negligent driver, company, or both, let us get to work for you today. Call the Kryder Law Group, LLC, now for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.