If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a taxicab, you may be eligible for compensation. Such accidents can be difficult to litigate on your own because of the insurance implications involved. A taxicab accident lawyer in Tucson, AZ from Zanes Law can help you navigate the complexities of the law and help collect the compensation you deserve.

At Zanes Law, our car crash injury lawyers do everything possible to make our clients’ lives easier after an injury. We want to take the stress off your shoulders and put it on ours so that you can focus on recovery. Rather than making you come to our office, our team will travel to you when and where it is convenient to conduct your free initial case evaluation. We will come to your house, your office, or even your hospital room. You can start the process by signing up in a single phone call, and there is never a fee until we win money for you.

To speak with a member of the Zanes Law team today, call our Tucson office at (520) 777-7777.

Car Accident Involving a Taxi

When an auto accident occurs involving a taxi, those who are injured can file a claim and recover compensation from their or the other driver’s insurance company. The state’s comparative liability laws determine who gets paid and how much they can be awarded. If you were not at fault for the auto accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover your damages. Even if you were partly at fault, you can still recover compensation in proportion to the other driver’s share of the blame.

A cab driver’s insurance coverage varies based on several factors, namely, whether the driver was carrying a fare-paying passenger at the time of the wreck. At Zanes Law, we navigate the complexities of car crashes involving taxis and help our clients recover fair compensation.

Taxicab Accidents Involving Fare-Paying Passengers

Under Arizona law, taxicab drivers are required to carry certain levels of insurance as a condition of their employment. Those who are self-employed must carry this insurance on their own. If a driver works for a company, their employer must provide the required coverage for them.

The highest level of coverage is required for when the driver is carrying a fare-paying passenger in their taxicab. The driver must have $250,000 worth of bodily injury coverage.

Taxicab Accidents Involving Idle Drivers

When a taxicab driver is not carrying a fare-paying passenger but is still technically “at work,” their insurance requirements are much lower. Rather than carrying $250,000 in coverage, they must have $25,000 in liability insurance. The scenarios where this policy takes effect include the following:

  • When the driver is in between rides
  • When the driver is on their way to pick up their first passenger of the day
  • When the driver is driving around waiting for a call or pick-up

These are not the only applicable scenarios in which the lower liability insurance policy takes effect. Your lawyer can help you understand and review your options given the specifics of your case.

Taxicab Accidents Involving Off-Duty Drivers

When a taxicab driver is off duty, they still must carry the same levels of liability insurance as are required for all drivers in Arizona. If your accident with a taxicab driver occurred during one of these times, we will pursue the liable party’s insurance company for compensation the same as we would for any other driver.

To learn more about how a taxicab accident lawyer in Tucson, AZ can help you, call Zanes Law today at (520) 777-7777.

Why Choose Zanes Law to Represent You

At Zanes Law, we believe we offer several advantages that are unique to our firm. When you choose our team to handle your taxicab accident claim in Tucson, you can expect everything from “A to Z.”

We Work at Your Convenience

When we say we work at your convenience, that does not just mean we return phone calls and emails promptly—though we do this, as well. Our attorneys will take the time to meet you when and where it is convenient. We will hold consultations and appointments in your home, your office, or even your hospital room. We want this process to be easy for you, and that includes not having to trek across town to meet with us at our office. We do business wherever it is most comfortable for you.

Other ways we can assist you include:

  • Handling communications
  • Filing paperwork
  • Gathering evidence
  • Negotiating your settlement
  • Representing you at trial, if necessary

Our team will fight to protect your rights at every step of the process, so you can focus on your recovery and spending time with your family.

Potentially Recoverable Compensation After Your Accident

Zanes Law will pursue compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. Depending on the specifics of your case, we will help you recover a settlement or award that may include money for the following:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

These are not the only damages to which you may be entitled. Your attorney can help you build a case that protects your right to seek compensation for your injuries, losses, and other expenses.

The Arizona Statute of Limitations

The Arizona statute of limitations for most car accident claims is two years from the date of your accident, but it can vary based on several different factors. Zanes Law will get to work right away and, if necessary, take quick legal action to avoid the statute expiring on your claim.

Contact Us for a Free Taxicab Accident Case Evaluation

Zanes Law is eager to get to work on your case today. We will come to you for a free taxicab accident case evaluation, and we will never charge a fee until we win your claim. To get started right away, call us at (520) 777-7777.

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