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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.
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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:
All of these types of accidents may stem from such causes as:
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:
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.
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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.
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:
Noneconomic damages are not quantifiable. They often include:
When a taxi accident causes a wrongful death, then damages could also involve:
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 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:
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.
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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.
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Following any kind of taxi accident, a person should do all of the following:
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.
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