Car accidents are unexpected and can cause severe and lingering injuries. While driving safe helps limit your chances of experiencing a car accident, other motorists may not be so cautious. A car accident can not only be scary, but it can cause physical and psychological injuries.
When the other motorist involved is a taxicab, you may have claims against parties other than the driver. With the help of a Fort Myers taxicab accident lawyer, you can determine the liable parties involved and your value for compensation.
If you sustained injuries in a car accident involving a taxicab, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free consultation.
Common Taxi Accidents
Most accidents are the result of a motorist violating traffic laws or failing to pay attention while driving. Although most accidents are unintentional, negligent or dangerous behavior may cause them.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Failure to yield
- Distracted driving
- Failure to stop
Following an accident, the police investigate the scene and may issue citations to the at-fault driver. If the other driver is cited for violating traffic laws that resulted in an accident, you may use that as evidence when filing your claim.
A Fort Myers taxicab accident lawyer can:
- Determine all liable parties
- Collect evidence
- File a lawsuit for damages, if necessary
- Argue your case at trial
How To Prove Your Injuries
To receive damages for a car accident, you need to prove that the collision directly caused injuries and financial loss. Per Florida Statute §627.736, Florida requires vehicle owners to maintain $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and another $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL). Following any accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Your PIP coverage mandates that you receive medical treatment within 14 days of the accident to have your medical costs reimbursed.
The other reason why treating your injuries is essential to your claim is because you need to submit evidence, such as a diagnosis from your doctor, that demonstrates the accident led to physical and/or psychological injuries.
If you sustain serious injuries, it can be hard to track down records and documentation. When you work with a Fort Myers taxicab accident lawyer, your attorney can collect medical documents, as well as other evidence, to strengthen your claim.
Figuring Out Liability
You can collect damages against the other driver, but in some situations, the taxicab company is also liable. For example, if the driver has a history of accidents or traffic tickets, a Fort Myers taxicab accident lawyer can file a claim for negligence against the taxicab company.
Even if investigations show that you are partially at-fault for the accident, you can still collect compensation under Florida statute §768.81 regarding comparative fault.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free consultation.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
When you suffer injuries in an accident, a Fort Myers taxicab accident lawyer can pursue damages against the liable parties. An accident can cause significant financial harm, especially if you have medical costs.
Working with a personal injury attorney can help to protect your legal claims and collect damages. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss your case during a free consultation.
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