When you take a cab, you hope that the driver puts your safety as a top priority. The issues with cab safety are even more important now that services like Uber and Lyft are helping people get around many cities in the U.S. Yellow cabs are still some of the most popular vehicles for catching a ride in many cities.
New research shows that yellow cabs are less likely to be in accidents in comparison to blue ones. This result was determined by analyzing millions of data points for drivers, taxis, and accidents over three years in Singapore. The yellow taxis were involved in 9% fewer vehicle crashes than blue taxis. More than three years of data were analyzed to identify that result.
Whether you’re taking a cab around San Diego or traveling in a city you’re not familiar with, the color cab you end up with could keep you safer. Since yellow cabs are much easier to be seen, they may be less likely to put you directly in harm’s way in the form of an accident.
If you get involved in a vehicle accident as a passenger in a cab, this generates unique legal concerns that should be addressed by a lawyer. The cab company and their insurance carrier may encourage you to make a statement quickly and to accept a settlement in order to close out the matter, but this could cause you to suffer if you don’t realize the value of a potential injury claim.
Often, victims don’t realize these mistakes until it’s too late, but it’s a problem if your medical bills cause you to suffer financially or if your injuries are worse than expected.
If you or someone you know has already been injured, whether in a taxi cab or elsewhere, if someone else’s negligence was the cause of your injuries, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. In California, you may be eligible to pursue a claim to recover compensation.