Chicago Taxi Accident Lawyers

Traveling by taxi may be sporadic in Northern Illinois and the Suburbs, but taxis are a normal way of life in downtown Chicago. Taxicabs are used by locals and tourists getting around the city. Chicago, a major financial district and tourist attraction, has over 6,500 taxis to drive people around the city, as well as numerous licensed car services and “gypsy” (unlicensed) car services.  I have proudly recovered over 200 million dollars for injury and accident victims and am honored to fight for taxicab accident victims too. I will fight for you!

On many occasions, I have found that accidents involving taxicabs involve severe injuries and that these accidents often leave the injured victims with permanent, incapacitating injuries. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs, I am here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days week. I or one of my experienced Chicago taxicab accident attorneys would be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and would be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your taxicab accident call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

A significant number of visitors and residents are injured while they are passengers in taxicabs or involved in collisions with taxicabs. Being injured in a taxicab accident in Chicago may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long-term care. If you have been injured in a taxicab accident, contact our Chicago taxi accident lawyers to discuss your case.

Chicago regulations require that all taxis, parantransit and limousine services carry an automobile liability insurance policy with a minimum limit of $350,000 for combined single limit/each occurrence incidents. This means that the total amount of money an insurance carrier will pay out to any individual, when injured by or in a taxi cab, is a combined single limit of $350,000. If more than one person is injured in or by a taxi cab, there is still a combined single limit of $350,000 of insurance compensation available to them in total. It is not unusual for a taxi to have more than three passengers or be involved with another vehicle having several passengers; in these cases, all of the injured people would have to share in the total insurance coverage of $350,000. If you have questions about your taxicab accidents, call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Taxis are known for honking their horns and speeding through the city of Chicago as they attempt to pick up as many fares as possible during their shift. Cab drivers will try to work long hours and extend their shift as long as possible. When you throw the city’s elements, such as crowded streets, thousands of pedestrians, tired drivers and passengers without seatbelts into the equation, it is obvious that numerous accidents involving taxis are inevitable, and they will routinely cause severe, incapacitating injuries.

Additionally, private, unlicensed gipsy cabs do not have the same insurance requirements as legitimate taxis. Therefore, these private gypsy drivers will have only the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage of $25,000/$50,000. Thus an individual who was injured would be covered to a maximum of $25,000 and multiple injured parties would have to share a maximum of $50,000 in insurance coverage. Note that this includes all the individuals, such as those in the vehicle hit by the taxi cab, as well as the taxis passengers.

Me and my attorneys always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of taxicab collisions, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Taxicab accidents often involve severe injuries, leaving victims with permanent, incapacitating injuries causing overwhelming suffering. Me and my team of experienced lawyers are here to fight for you. I am dedicated to advising you during these difficult times and providing you with the legal counsel you need to recover for your losses. If you have questions about your tax cab accident, call my offices today at 312-888-8000for a free consultation.


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