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Insects and other dangerous distractions

Some people may not take a story very seriously when they hear that a driver caused a crash because they were afraid of a spider. However, when vehicles collide at high speeds, the end result can be terrible without regard to the reason why the accident took place. Our firm knows that these distractions and other issues can play a role in traffic accidents that take place across the country. Unfortunately, some people freak out when they see a spider and divert their attention from the road, which could put the lives of other people at risk.

Who is liable: the taxi driver or the taxi company?

You may often hear jokes about taxi drivers operating their vehicles in a quasi-crazed fashion in order to squeeze as many fares as possible into a single shift. While such stories typically involve a slight degree of exaggeration, taxi drivers in New Orleans may drive aggressively to accommodate the demands of business. While you might appreciate that when waiting for a cab, the same may not be said if you are a passenger. If such aggressive driving results in an accident, you may be wondering who is liable: The driver or the taxi company?