Taxis are convenient ways to get around the city when you don’t want to drive. Because so many people uses the higher the chances of accidents. A victim of a taxi accident can be a passenger, pedestrian or bystander.
What are common causes injuries of taxi accidents?
What are common causes of taxi accidents?
- Failure to obey stop signs
- Inadequate training
- Defective vehicle equipment
- Distracted driving
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have a taxi accident injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
Can the taxi be held accountable for my injuries?
The taxi company is responsible for all the parties injured due the accident. In Florida, the taxi company is required to have the minimum coverage to be $50,000 for property damage, $125,00 bodily injury per person involved and $250,000 for bodily injury per incident.
How will you prove my damages?
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case even stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your injury but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case even stronger. Some examples that will make your case stronger is:
- Medical documents
- Any medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Proof of loss benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your injuries
What should I do after my taxi accident?
At the time of a taxi accident can be stressful but your actions after the accident are very important. You’re going to need to document everything carefully. Follow these easy steps:
- Call 911 for emergency medical attention
- Call the local police department to file a report
- Get insurance and contact information from all the parties involved
- Take photographs of the accident scene and injuries
- Encourage witnesses to speak to the police
- Call me!
Let me help you get through the stress of holding someone else liable for your injuries and make it easier for you!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!