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If your taxi ride resulted in a car accident that left you with serious injuries, you might be entitled to compensation for all your losses from that taxi cab accident. Negligence by taxi drivers, the taxi companies, or perhaps both is something a Chicago taxi accidents lawyer from the Kryder Law Group, LLC, can investigate.

An Experienced Attorney Can Help

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 potentially severe injuries you suffered could be costly and ongoing. The responsible party, whether it’s the taxi driver and/or the taxi company, should pay these costs, not you.

The pursuit of compensation is a time-consuming process that your injuries can make difficult 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. The right attorney client relationship could make all the difference in your pursuit of full and fair compensation.

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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 Chicago cabbies with your care.

To collect the most fares possible, some Chicago taxi cab drivers may speed, drive aggressively, or break other traffic laws. Many cab drivers may drive for an additional source of income after completing a full-time day job, resulting in a tired and drowsy driver.

Taxi Driver Rules and Regulations

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 drivers or taxi companies must hold taxi medallions (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 consultation. A Chicago taxi accident lawyer could help you fight for a financial award. We have experience handling all kinds of cases involving various types of car accidents including taxi cab accidents. We are ready to fight for your rights.

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 instead of stressing over the legal process that comes with seeking recovery from auto accidents. 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

  • The yellow cab medallion number

  • 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 car accident and the resulting injuries, let your taxi accidents lawyer know as soon as possible to help them in establishing liability.

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 no different when dealing with an insurer representing taxi operators or a cab company.

Don’t Lose Out on Important Recovery

This is good for them and bad for you. If you accept their offer, you have agreed to close your claim. Should your injuries caused by the cab accident 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 when it comes to dealing with cab companies involved in taxicab accidents and we are eager to negotiate on your behalf. We are here to fight for the rights of victims and that includes taxi passengers.

Potential Types of Compensation You Could Receive After Your Taxi Accident

Accident cases involving a taxi in the City of Chicago can result in injuries that are life-changing and that prevent you from working. You may suffer from spinal cord injuries, whiplash, or more when you’ve been injured in a taxi. The stress of your injuries and figuring out how to pay your bills is not fair. Pursuing possible compensation from the available insurance coverage 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 taxicab 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 cab accident lawyer, you can rest easier knowing we will not miss the deadline for filing your case against the taxicab company.

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.

Accidents occur, but 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.

What You Get from Your Free Case Evaluation

When you contact The Kryder Law Group for your free consultation, you will have a chance to speak to an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer. During the consultation, they will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case, discuss your legal options, and answer any questions you may have. They can answer questions about:

  • The value of your case

  • The amount of time it may take to reach a successful conclusion

  • What to expect during each step of the legal process

  • Any other questions or concerns you may have about the accident

We’ve helped hundreds of injured victims, just like you, to recover millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. We’re proud of our past results and are ready to fight for your right to fair compensation.

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