Houston Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

Every day thousands of Houston residents hail taxi cabs get to work, enjoy a night on the town, get to a doctor’s appointment, or for a variety of other reasons. Houston taxi cab drivers are classified as common carriers. This means that taxi cab drivers owe their passengers a higher duty of care and protection than the average, non-commercial driver owes its passengers.

Operating Requirements for Houston Taxi Cabs

The city of Houston imposes minimum operating requirements on all vehicles-for-hire, which includes taxi cabs and limousines, as well as on all transportation network companies and mobile dispatch services, such as Uber and Lyft. Under these regulations, taxi cabs and other vehicles that transport passengers for compensation must, among other requirements:

In addition, Houston taxi cab drivers may not drive more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period.

Recovery for Personal Injuries Sustained in Houston Taxi Cab Accidents

If you are injured in a Houston taxi cab accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation not only from the taxi cab driver himself but, if he is not classified as an independent contractor, from his employer as well. The taxi cab driver’s employer may be liable to pay for your injuries under the theory of vicarious liability, which states that employers are responsible for negligent acts or omissions by their employees, provided those actions occur during the course of the employees’ work.

Such actions that could cause the taxi cab driver’s employer to be held liable for your injuries include:

In addition, the taxi cab company can be held liable for its own negligent acts or omissions, such as:

Call the Houston Taxi Cab Accident Lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of taxi cab accident, our Houston car accident lawyers are ready to help. For almost 30 years the Houston taxi cab accident lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm have helped thousands of car accident victims recover damages for their injuries. Let us put our experience and dedication to work for you.

Call Baumgartner Law Firm today at (281) 587-1111. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation.

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