Kansas City Taxicab Accident Attorneys
The attorneys at the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm handle cases involving all types of common carriers including: taxi cabs, bus services, airport shuttles, limousine services, and party buses. A common carrier is an individual or business that transports people or property in exchange for a fee. Common carriers are usually held to higher standards of care in the performance of their duties. As a taxi passenger, you have the right to be safely transported from one destination to another.
Common Causes of Taxicab Accidents
Whether you are getting a shuttle to the airport or enjoying a night out on the town, accidents can happen at the blink of an eye. Drivers are often tired from working long hours. Dispatchers, exhaustion, GPS systems, music, alcohol and drug abuse, and cell phone use also constantly distract drivers. These distractions can lead to accidents involving improper lane changes, failing to yield right-a-ways, speeding, running red lights, and swerving. Common carriers are also under a duty to maintain their vehicles in a safe condition, but many fail to perform the proper maintenance. When common carriers sole objective is to increase their profits, passengers suffer.
Making A Claim Can Be Stressful
Fighting against drivers or companies can be a stressful experience. Some drivers own the vehicles that they drive and are liable. Others rent their vehicles from the company they drive for, which means both the driver and the company may be liable for your accident. The Krause & Kinsman Law Firm will hold those accountable who have not provided the proper care to you or a loved one when you are trying to reach a destination safe and secure. Injured passengers should never operate under the assumption that the driver or company at fault and their insurance company will fully compensate you for your injuries. It is no secret that insurance companies are more interested in their own protection than they are with the right of injured victims.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys. Our attorneys will complete a full investigation surrounding the accident in order to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.