Can I sue the cab company for uninsured cab driver? 11 Answers as of September 12, 2013

I was rear ended by a cab driver and later found out his policy was lapsed. Can I sue the cab company for having an uninsured cab driver on the road?

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David P. Slater, esq.
David P. Slater, esq. | David P. Slater
Were you seriously injured?
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/12/2013
Vasilaros Legal,LLC
Vasilaros Legal,LLC | Steven T. Vasilaros
It is possible but I would have to know more about the relationship between the driver and the company, as well as the ownership of the car involved. If the car was owned by the cab company, then its insurer should pay damages regardless of the driver's policy lapse.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/12/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Only if you have injuries that go unpaid.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/12/2013
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Sue the cab co. problem might be that he is an independent contractor.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 9/12/2013
David F. Stoddard
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
You can probably sue the cab company for the damage its driver cause, unless the driver is considered an independent contractor.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Replied: 9/12/2013
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    Maybe. It depends on whether the cab driver is an independent contractor. Your easiest route would be to make a collision claim and a uninsured motorist claim (if you were hurt) with your own insurance and let them worry about getting their money back.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
    Yes. Sue the owner of the cab, the driver of the cab, and the company which has the logos and signs and phone numbers all over the cab.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Pivotal Law Group, PLLC
    Pivotal Law Group, PLLC | Christopher L. Thayer
    Most likely. There are special provisions relating to taxi cabs in Washington, and Seattle in particular. You should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to help you with this.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
    In Florida, the owner of a vehicle is as responsible for injuries caused by the vehicle as the driver is, so the answer to your question is YES.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Candiano Law Office
    Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
    The cab company has insurance. Your attorney will explain.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    DUSTIN DEISSNER
    DUSTIN DEISSNER | DUSTIN DEISSNER
    Most likely the cab company uses drivers who are independent contractors to avoid liability. However they might be found negligent for not making sure their drivers had insurance. Send a letter to the cab company asserting a claim and see what they say.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/12/2013
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