If you sustained injuries in a taxicab accident in Miami, you may have the right to seek compensation for your damages.
If you have a serious injury, you may face exorbitant medical bills. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work, you may struggle to pay your bills and support your family.
Whether you were a passenger in a taxi or you were in another vehicle, you can pursue a claim for any cab-related injury accident that occurs due to the negligence of the cab driver or taxi company.
To determine whether you have a case, contact a taxicab accident lawyer in Miami, FL. The car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can provide answers to your questions and help you determine the next step. Our knowledgeable, compassionate team can protect your legal rights and help you pursue the fair settlement and compensation you deserve.
Contact our office today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free consultation.
Who Was at Fault for My Miami Taxicab Accident?
Determining fault for a Florida taxicab accident requires proving negligence.
In many cases, the taxi driver’s negligence can cause or contribute to an injury accident by disregarding posted speed limits, driving aggressively, driving while impaired, or driving while distracted.
Taxicab companies can also have fault for an injury accident. If the company fails to maintain its cabs in a safe manner, for example, a mechanical failure can lead to a serious crash that can injure passengers, pedestrians, bystanders, and individuals in other vehicles.
Another driver’s negligence can also lead to a taxicab accident if their vehicle strikes your cab.
In some cases, multiple parties may contribute to an accident. In that case, more than one individual or company may be liable for your damages.
The most significant challenge you may face is determining—and proving—who had fault for your injuries. That is where we can help. We can also help determine the value of your injury claim.
What Is the Value of My Claim?
To determine the value of your taxicab accident, we will consider the type of injuries you sustained, as well as your related damages.
We will gather information on all your medical bills and costs to date, as well as any income you lost as a result of the taxi accident. We will call on medical experts to determine the estimated cost of future treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, medication, and care. Based on how long your injuries may prevent you from returning to work, we will estimate your future lost income and opportunities.
Depending on the nature of your injuries and any potential long-term or permanent damage or disability, we may add additional sums to compensate you for your losses.
Your claim may also include the value of your pain and suffering and any potential loss of life’s enjoyment.
How Can a Taxicab Accident Lawyer Assist Me?
When you trust the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to handle your personal injury claim, you will benefit from our depth of knowledge and our passion for helping accident victims obtain the fair financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.
We will ensure the protection of your legal rights and help you obtain the treatment you need for your injuries. We will assemble all the necessary documentation to support your claim and submit it to the insurance company.
Our team will handle all contact with the taxicab company and its insurer, including negotiating to obtain the best possible settlement for your claim.
We will put our network of resources to work on your behalf. This may include testimony from medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists, to prove fault for your accident.
Our legal team can conduct an in-depth investigation into the background and safety record of the taxi driver as well as the cab company. This can help us demonstrate any negligence that proves liability for your injuries.
Finally, if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement and compensation, we can build the strongest possible case to substantiate your claim and file a lawsuit to compel the responsible party to compensate you.
How Will a Lawyer Demonstrate Liability?
To establish liability for your taxicab accident, our legal team must prove fault by demonstrating the legal elements of negligence.
Depending on the facts and evidence in your case, we may base our negligence claim on the cab company’s failure to maintain its vehicles or train its drivers. We may instead pursue a negligence claim against the driver, if they drove while tired, distracted, or impaired.
To demonstrate negligent behavior, we must prove the following four legal elements.
Duty of Care
Taxi drivers owe a duty of care to their passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and members of the public. Consequently, drivers must heed speed limits, safe driving practices, and traffic control markings. The cab company owes a duty of care to maintain its fleet of taxis, to conduct background checks on drivers, and to provide the necessary driver training to ensure passenger safety.
Breach of Duty
If the taxi driver or cab company put a passenger or members of the public at risk, we will demonstrate that they failed to uphold their duty of care. For example, if the driver ignored the speed limit or caused a drunk driving accident, they breached their duty of care. If the cab company did not maintain its vehicle in a safe manner, or if it hired a driver with a poor safety record, it also likely breached its duty of care.
If the cab driver’s or the taxi company’s breach of duty caused an accident—and that accident led to your injuries—they are liable for your damages.
To prove your actual damages, our team will assemble and provide medical bills, receipts, wage statements, or other documentation to support your claim for compensation.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Taxicab Accident Lawyer in Miami.
To help you determine the validity and value of your personal injury claim, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine would like to offer you a complimentary consultation and case review.
Our legal team will answer your questions and help you explore your options for pursuing financial compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule a free case review with a taxicab accident lawyer in Miami.