Las Vegas Taxi Accident Lawyer

Request Free Consultation

Start your Free Case Evaluation by using the form below.

Personal Attention. Trusted Results.













The Nevada Taxicab Authority reports that there were 1,156,760 taxi trips in a recent month, which was a 39.5 percent increase from the 831,332 trips the previous year. Many people use taxis to get around Las Vegas, and though taxicabs are convenient, they also present the risk of accidents and injuries.

Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) § 706.305 establishes that the Nevada Transportation Authority must adopt regulations requiring all operators of taxicabs subject to its regulation and supervision to maintain a contract of insurance against liability for injury to persons and damage to property for each taxicab that cannot exceed a total of $250,000 for bodily injury to or the death of one person in any one crash, $500,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one crash, and $50,000 for injury to or destruction of property in any one crash.

Any accident involving a taxi in Las Vegas can be an extremely confusing situation for many people, especially when people were passengers in taxis that crashed. You want to be sure you are working with a skilled Las Vegas taxi accident lawyer when you need assistance filing any kind of injury claim for a taxi accident.

Reach out to Cloward Trial Lawyers today for a free case evaluation.

Common Causes of Taxi Accidents

Taxi cabs are driven by regular people who are subject to making the same kinds of errors that any other drivers might make. As a result, many of the most common causes of taxi accidents are the same as motor vehicle crashes in general.

Some of the more frequent kinds of taxi accidents could include the following:

  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Side-Impact Collisions
  • Sideswipe Accidents
  • Single-Vehicle Accidents
  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Low-Speed Accidents
  • Merging Accidents
  • T-Bone Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Drowsy Driving / Driver Fatigue Accidents
  • Drugged Driving or Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Speeding Accidents
  • Reckless Driving Accidents
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Interstate Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Angle Collisions

All of these types of accidents may stem from such causes as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving or driver fatigue
  • DUI of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Poor road conditions
  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Vehicle malfunctions
  • Inclement weather
  • Road defects

Possible Taxi Accident Injuries

People can suffer many different kinds of injuries in taxi accidents, ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic ones. In general, some of the common kinds of injuries in these cases can include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Crush injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Arm injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Permanent nerve injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Wrongful death
who we are

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers of Las Vegas

If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other accident, you need the services of a dedicated Las Vegas personal injury law firm to ensure that your rights are protected.


Las Vegas top rated attorneys

Personal Injury Law Firm

Liable Parties for a Taxi Accident

Liability in a taxi accident can often be difficult to determine. While taxi drivers themselves are frequently believed to be negligent parties, taxi companies can also be liable in certain cases.

Many motor vehicle accidents can stem from the negligence of other drivers, so it is possible that a third party could bear liability in these cases. It can also be possible that a vehicle manufacturer is liable for faulty parts, or a governmental entity may be liable for dangerous roadway conditions that caused an accident.

Possible Damages in a Taxi Accident Case

When a person involved in a taxi accident seeks financial compensation for their injuries, it is known as damages. Compensatory damages is the term for money that is intended to restore a person to their original condition, and damages are usually divided into economic damages and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages are kinds of verifiable losses. They often include:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Ambulance transportation costs
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Nursing care costs
  • Follow-up medical care costs
  • Property damage
  • Medication costs
  • Lost wages

Noneconomic damages are not quantifiable. They often include:

  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Mental trauma (depression, anxiety, flashbacks)
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Physical pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reputation and humiliation damages

When a taxi accident causes a wrongful death, then damages could also involve:

  • reasonable funeral and burial expenses
  • medical expenses resulting from a deceased person’s final injury
  • lost wages and benefits a deceased person would have been able to earn if they had lived
  • loss of companionship, comfort, care, and affection of the deceased person
  • survivors’ grief or sorrow
  • any pain, suffering, or disfigurement the deceased experienced before death

Punitive damages or exemplary damages are a far rarer kind of award. Under NRS § 42.005, punitive damages are awarded in cases in which negligent parties engage in oppression, fraud, or malice. NRS § 42.005 establishes that punitive damages cannot be more than three times the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person if the amount of compensatory damages is $100,000 or more, or $300,000 when the amount of compensatory damages awarded to a person is less than $100,000. There is no limit on punitive damages if a driver is convicted of DUI.

Nevada Taxi Regulations

Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) § 706.379 establishes that all common or contract motor carriers authorized to operate taxicabs must regularly inspect each vehicle operated and keep a record of the inspection as required pursuant to subsection 5 of NAC § 706.381. Every vehicle must be maintained in conformance with the following standards:

  • A system comprising the front suspension needs to be in good repair and proper working order
  • The engine and drivetrain, including other parts necessary to connect the engine and drivetrain to each other or to other parts of the vehicle, must be in good repair and proper working order so that, during normal operation, the engine does not die, miss, backfire or show noticeable loss of power.
  • The engine, drivetrain, and accessories of the vehicle must not emit loud noises that disturb passengers or distract the driver of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle must be equipped with an air filter or adequate flame arrester covering the air intake of the fuel delivery system.
  • The vehicle must not pull to the left or the right or tend to drift under normal driving conditions.
  • The engine, drivetrain, radiator, and other accessories must not allow a noticeable amount of fluid to leak.
  • The engine must not emit an excessive amount of smoke from the crankcase or system for exhaust.
  • Each window of the vehicle must be operable, free from obstruction, and afford the driver a view that is unimpaired.
  • The linings of the brakes must be of sufficient thickness to prevent the metal portion of the brake shoe or pad from coming into contact with the brake drum or disc. Under normal braking conditions, the vehicle must not pull to the left or to the right, and the wheels of the vehicle must not lock.
  • The vehicle must be equipped with systems for heating and air-conditioning that provide passengers with a reasonable level of comfort, and that conform to reasonable standards of efficiency.
  • The vehicle must be equipped with seat belts which must be maintained in a clean and operable condition at all times.
  • Each taxicab that is placed into service after March 1, 1999, must be equipped with a mirror located on the outside of the front door on the passenger’s side of the taxicab, a bar, rod, or other support to maintain the lid of the trunk of the taxicab in an open position. One end of the bar, rod, or support must be affixed permanently to the taxicab, straps to tie down the lid of the trunk, and windows that are not tinted more darkly than recommended or specified by the manufacturer of the taxicab.
  • Each taxicab must be equipped with a lock on each door of the taxicab or limousine that may be operated remotely by the driver of the taxicab or limousine with controls located on the driver’s door or in another location within easy reach of the driver, and a lever, switch, or another device which opens the trunk of the taxicab or limousine from inside the trunk.

Contact Our Las Vegas Taxi Accident Lawyers Today

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in any kind of taxi accident in the greater Las Vegas area of Nevada, you will not want to wait to seek legal help with your case. You should know that Cloward Trial Lawyers has a record of success in personal injury cases that includes over $200 million recovered for our clients as well as a success rate that is more than 99 percent.

Our firm handles all of these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay us one dime until we win or settle your case. You can call (702) 605-5000 or contact our Las Vegas taxi accident attorneys online to arrange a free consultation.

awards and honors

What People Are Saying About Us

We have over Multiple Five Star Reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp and Facebook.

Meet The Attorneys


Benjamin P. Cloward became the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association.

view attorney profile

Benjamin P. Cloward

Founding attorney

Ian Estrada moved to Las Vegas in 2011 to work for a prestigious, local defense firm where he represented national insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits.

view attorney profile

Ian Estrada

Founding attorney

Landon Littlefield spent several years working as a complex commercial litigation attorney before finding his passion in personal injury.

view attorney profile

Landon D. Littlefield

Founding attorney

Riley Clayton has successfully tried numerous personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith cases to verdict.

view attorney profile

Riley Clayton

Of Counsel

Dillon Coil focuses on serving injured workers, police officers, firefighters, laborers, and their families.

view attorney profile

Dillon Coil

Of Counsel

Why Cloward Trial Lawyers Is Different

Fighting for injury victims and their families.


Award Winning

The experienced team at Cloward Trial Lawyers has an impressive track record and has earned an unparalleled reputation in the legal community for its extensive expertise and exceptional client service.


No Fee Unless
We Win Your Case

You won’t have to pay large attorney’s fees unless you win your case. We believe our clients should receive the best representation without having to worry about a costly and stressful fee structure.


Track Record of
Successful cases

We consistently strive for the best outcomes for all of our clients and our track record of successful rates speaks for itself: 99% of victories achieved in personal injury cases.


Dedicated to
Our Clients

We are devoted to guiding our clients through with the highest level of care, so they can feel secure knowing we will be by their side throughout the entire process.

Answers to your most commonly asked questions

When car accident victims in Las Vegas sustain injuries, they are oftentimes unsure of where to go or what to do. One of the most important steps you can take following a car accident is to retain skilled legal representation as soon as possible.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can address all of your legal questions and concerns and advocate for you every step of the way. What follows are the answers to some common questions that arise in the wake of a Las Vegas car crash.

Have a different question?

ask an attorney


Following any kind of taxi accident, a person should do all of the following:

  • Seek medical attention — Regardless of whether you think you were hurt, every person involved in a taxi accident needs to be sure to visit a hospital as soon as possible after a crash. It is important not only to ensure your own health is properly cared for, but it is also important to create a medical record immediately after an accident because it will be a vital piece of evidence in these cases.
  • Call the police — You will want to be sure that any taxi accident is reported to the local police department. NRS § 484E.050 establishes that people involved in accidents must immediately provide notice of crashes to the nearest office of a police authority or of the Nevada Highway Patrol, and when an accident is not investigated by police but involves injuries, death, or property damage of more than $750, a person must file a report with the DMV within 10 days of the accident.
  • Collect driver information — You will want to obtain the name, address, phone number, insurance information, and license plate number of the taxi driver. If there are any witnesses to the accident, also seek their contact information.
  • Preserve evidence — People should photograph or take video of the taxi and all other vehicles involved in an accident, get close-ups of damage to cars and other property, and also photograph any possible injuries resulting from the accident while they are at their worst.
  • Call a lawyer — As soon as a person is able, they should reach out to an attorney to discuss their case. Any person who has a taxi accident claim will always be best served by retaining legal counsel because taxi accident cases can be very complex, especially when it comes to liability.

People may be able to file lawsuits to seek damages in excess of the insurance policy limits, seeing if drivers have “umbrella” coverage or separate coverage on other vehicles, or possibly recovering under multiple parties’ insurance policies. Some cases may result in personal lawsuits against drivers.

Nevada courts will allow guardians and lawyers to act on behalf of injured children with approval from a judge. A child, however, will retain the right to file a case when they reach the age of majority, which is 18 years of age, so the statute of limitations does not begin to run until that date, and the child will essentially have until they turn 20 to file.

Nevada has a statute of limitations (time limit) of two years in most injury cases. While this can sound like a long time to some people, it is still important to talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later because of how time-sensitive evidence can be.

Request Free Consultation

Start your Free Case Evaluation by using the form below. You’ll get a fast response from one of our team members or call our office 702-605-5000.

Cloward Trial Lawyers
9950 W Cheyenne Ave Las Vegas, NV 89129

get direction