Taxi Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia
Taxicabs play an essential role in transporting people from one place to another, particularly in congested metropolitan areas. Many people who use taxis believe that taxi drivers are professionals who offer a safe travel choice. While many taxicab drivers take their duties seriously and work hard to transport their customers safely to their destination, some taxicab drivers drive carelessly. When negligent taxicab drivers cause accidents that produce severe injuries to their clients, what legal rights do these taxicab customers have?
Determining Fault in an Atlanta Taxicab Accident
Determining fault in a taxicab accident case in Georgia is essential. If the taxi driver is found to have contributed or caused the crash, the taxi driver might be sued by the injured taxicab passenger or a claim may be brought through the driver's insurance. In some cases, the injured taxicab passenger might be able to file a lawsuit against the taxicab driver's employer.
Under Georgia's legal doctrine of respondeat superior, employers could be held legally responsible for their employees' reckless or negligent actions when their employees harm someone while the employee is performing their job duties. In the state of Georgia, employers have a duty to adequately train their workers on how to complete their job assignments safely. Moreover, employers are required to supervise their workers throughout the course of the workers' employment. Therefore, taxi companies might be held responsible for the injuries their drivers cause when:
- The taxi company hires a driver knowing that they have a history of causing motor vehicle accidents or driving recklessly.
- The cab company failed to conduct a check of the driver's driving record prior to hiring the driver.
- The taxicab company failed to provide directions or policies to the taxi driver as to how they are to operate the company's taxi while they are on duty. For example, a taxi company should advise its drivers to drive defensively and to obey all Georgia traffic laws.
- The taxi company failed to take proper action after discovering one of its drivers has a history of driving in a negligent manner. For example, a taxi driver who has a history of being ticketed for driving recklessly or speeding should be sent to driving school, or they should be suspended. A cab company cannot look the other way when they are aware that one of their drivers is not driving in a safe manner.
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Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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