A passenger in a taxi was killed and two others suffered serious injuries in a collision on Highway 99 in Shoreline this morning, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred just after 7 a.m. near North 155th Street.
A 62-year-old woman was killed in the crash. The male driver of the taxi and the male driver of the other vehicle were rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the King County Sherif's Office, the car crossed over the center line and struck the taxi head-on. Investigators believe the driver of the car may have fallen asleep.
Highway 99 is closed at the crash scene for the investigation.
Location of the Crash
Taxi Accidents in Seattle
Taxicab drivers owe a high duty of care to their passengers and an ordinary duty of care to everyone else on the road. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a taxicab, you may be able to pursue compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Taxi accident cases can be complicated because cab companies attempt to avoid liability by protecting their assets through shell businesses and trying to classify cab drivers as independent contractors. Given the complexity of these cases, it is important that you are represented by a knowledgeable Seattle taxi accident lawyer.
In an accident involving a taxi, the amount of damages you and your family can hope to collect will depend on the degree to which the taxi driver should prove to have been responsible for causing the accident in which you or a loved one suffered injury.
Damages may include:
- Ambulance bills
- Present and future medical expenses
- The cost of rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses and other costs
Contact a Washington State Injury Lawyer
At Davis Law Group, P.S., we have been handling personal injury cases across Washington state for over a decade and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf our clients. Our legal team knows how Seattle taxicab companies operate and the tactics they may use to elude liability. Attorney Chris Davis has the skills and resources necessary to hold taxi companies and their drivers responsible for the injuries they cause and we will fight to obtain fair compensation for your case.
Don’t hesitate to contact our office today. We offer free case evaluations to help victims learn more about their legal rights. Call (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page to get started.