Taxi-Cabs are plentiful in Chicago and can make getting you where you need to go much faster and more convenient, especially when you don’t have the time to be tied to a train schedule. It has been estimated that there are around seven thousand cabs whizzing around the city.
As a Chicago resident, it’s common to see cabs that don’t always follow the rules of the road. Speeding, running red lights, and illegal turns can result in extremely dangerous situations for both passengers and pedestrians alike. You must do what you can to protect yourself by being aware and wearing your seatbelt. But no matter what you personally do, it’s impossible to know what kind of day your cabbie is having. Taxi drivers who are distracted, stressed out, or exhausted from driving all day are not always as alert as they should be.
In the unfortunate event that you do become involved in a taxi accident, be sure to gather as much information as possible, such as the driver’s name, cab company, and cab number, and then contact us. An accident can be a stressful, painful, and confusing experience. Our familiarity with taxi cab accident law can help make the complicated process of protecting your rights easier for you.
If you would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your case, email or call The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200 to contact a taxi cab accident lawyer.