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Portland Taxi Accident Lawyer

Portland Taxi Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a Taxi Accident? our Portland taxi accident attorneys can help you fight to receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering, financial expenses, and other losses. Call Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer at (503) 773-3333 and we will fight to hold the party who caused your injuries accountable for their negligence by holding them liable for all the harm you suffered.

A taxi accident in Portland, Oregon, can cause severe injuries. If the accident was not your fault, you could recover compensation for damages. It does not matter whether you were the driver, passenger, or another victim. However, you must prove that the other party caused the crash to recover compensation for your claim.

How Can Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Taxi Accident in Portland, OR?

How Can Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Taxi Accident in Portland, OR?

The taxi company, insurance company, and taxi driver will point the finger at each other to avoid liability. A taxi accident can be complicated because multiple parties could be liable for damages. Sorting out liability can be difficult if you are not a seasoned attorney.

Attorney Aaron Tillmann has nearly two decades of experience in insurance and personal injury law. He is recognized by numerous legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers, The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and SuperLawyers Magazine.   

When you hire our award-winning Portland personal injury lawyer, you can count on us to:

  • Complete a comprehensive investigation to determine how the taxi accident occurred and who caused the crash
  • Identify each party who could be liable for your damages
  • Work with expert witnesses to gather additional evidence to strengthen your case, including accident reconstructionists, rehabilitation professionals, medical specialists, and others
  • Assess how much your taxi accident claim is worth based on your damages
  • File insurance claims and negotiate a fair car accident settlement
  • File a lawsuit and take your case to trial if the other parties refuse to negotiate in good faith to settle your claim

There is no upfront cost to hire our law firm to handle your case. Our attorney works on your case for a contingency fee. We are not paid unless and until we win compensation for your case.

Contact Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced taxi accident lawyer in Portland, OR.

Common Causes of Taxi Accidents in Portland, OR

Taxi cab accidents happen for many of the same reasons as other car crashes. Many of those reasons can be traced to driver negligence and error. Examples include:

  • Distracted driving and texting while driving
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Running red lights
  • Illegal turns
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Tailgating and following too closely
  • Road rage and aggressive driving
  • Illegal lane changes and turns
  • Fatigued and drowsy driving

Other factors could contribute to the cause of the taxi cab accident, such as defective parts or machinery Failing to maintain the taxi could also lead to an accident. Anyone who contributes to the cause of the crash can be financially responsible for your damages.

Who’s Liable for a Taxi Accident in Portland, OR?

Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the taxi accident to determine why the crash happened. We identify all parties who contributed to the cause of the crash. The list of potentially liable parties includes:

  • The taxi driver
  • Other motorists
  • The taxi company
  • The owner of the taxi cab
  • A pedestrian or bicyclist
  • Government entity
  • Vehicle manufacturer
  • Repair or maintenance facility
  • Motorcyclist
  • Passengers

If the taxi driver caused the accident, the taxi company could also be liable under vicarious liability. The cab company is liable for the negligence of their drivers. However, if the driver is an independent contractor, it could complicate the case. Our legal team pursues all parties who could be liable for your damages.

Taxi Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries

A taxi accident can result in severe injuries for victims. Common injuries sustained in taxi accidents include:

Prompt medical treatment improves your chance of making a full recovery after a car accident. Your medical records are a key piece of evidence in your personal injury case. It helps prove that the taxi accident caused your injuries, which is a required element of a negligence claim.

What Damages Can I Receive for a Portland Taxi Accident Claim?

Damages are intended to make you “whole” after an accident. Damages reimburse you for monetary losses, pain, and suffering. You can recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

Examples of damages in a taxi accident damages include:

  • The cost of medical treatment now and in the future
  • Loss of income, including benefits, future lost wages, and diminished earning capacity
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Rehabilitative therapies, including physical and occupational therapies
  • Out-of-pocket expenses, such as personal care and household services
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and quality of life
  • Impairments, disfigurement, scarring, and disability
  • Property damage

In some lawsuits, juries may award punitive damages to punish a defendant. State law requires you to prove that the defendant acted with conscious indifference, reckless and outrageous indifference, or malice. Punitive damages are only awarded in a small number of personal injury lawsuits.

How Much Is My Portland Taxi Accident Case Worth?

The unique factors of your case impact how much your damages are worth. Factors that affect the value of your case include:

  • The types and severity of the injuries you sustain in the taxi accident
  • The duration of your recovery and the types of medical treatment you received
  • Whether you can return to work or perform any activities to earn income
  • The type and severity of any impairments and disabilities
  • Your appearance before and after your injuries
  • The parties involved in your lawsuit and the availability of insurance coverage
  • Whether you could be partially to blame for causing the taxi accident
  • The strength of the evidence proving causation, fault, and damages

Our Portland taxi accident attorneys carefully analyze each factor to determine how it could impact the value of your case. We diligently work to minimize negative factors that could hurt your case.

Can I Recover Compensation for a Portland Tax Accident if I’m Partially at Fault for the Cause of the Crash?

Contributory fault does not bar recovery for damages in a personal injury case in Oregon, according to Oregon Code §31.600. Instead, Oregon has adopted a modified comparative negligence standard.

If you are more than 50% at fault for causing a taxi accident, you cannot recover money for your damages. However, if you are less than 51% to blame, you can recover damages based on your level of fault. For instance, if you are 25% at fault for causing the crash, the court reduces your compensation by that amount.

The insurance company might accuse you of contributing to the cause of the crash to avoid paying the full value of your claim. Be cautious what you say to an insurance adjuster. If anyone suggests you are to blame for the accident, contact our office immediately to speak with an attorney.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Taxi Accident in Portland, OR?

The statute of limitations for your case sets a deadline for filing lawsuits. If you do not file a lawsuit before the time expires, a judge can dismiss the lawsuit. Even if you have a valid claim, the judge can still dismiss the lawsuit without considering your evidence.

The statute of limitations for most car accident lawsuits in Oregon is two years from the accident date. However, there are exceptions to the general rule that could change the deadline. It is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline to file a claim.

What Should I Do After a Taxi Accident in Portland, OR?

The steps you take after a taxi accident could affect the outcome of your personal injury case. Steps to take include:

  • Call 911 to report the accident. Do not allow someone to talk you out of calling the police.
  • If it is safe to do so, make a video of the accident scene and take photos.
  • Ask bystanders and witnesses for their names and contact information.
  • See a doctor immediately for medical treatment. Delays in medical care can make proving the accident caused your injuries more difficult.
  • Do not discuss the accident with others or online. Avoid posting anything to social media.
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and track your expenses and financial losses.

Seeking legal advice from an experienced Portland personal injury lawyer is also a wise step to take after a taxi cab accident. An attorney can work to hold the parties who caused the accident liable for all harm they caused.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Portland Tax Accident Lawyers

Cab drivers can be careless as they rush to complete a fare and pick up another. Taxi companies may not maintain their vehicles, which could lead to an accident. In either case, it is not your fault.

Call Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer to meet with an attorney for a free case review. Our Portland taxi accident attorney will help you pursue claims that get you the money you need and deserve. 

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Office in Portland, OR

Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer
101 SW Main St #1905, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 773-3333

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