Taxi drivers offer convenience to passengers but, when not careful, they can put others at risk of harm. Being distracted by looking for customers, speeding to reach a destination, or recklessly weaving in and out of traffic – these behaviors can spell injury for others on the road.
Does this describe your crash? The Gainesville taxi cab accidents lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns can hold the at-fault party accountable. We can represent you whether you were hurt as a motorist, passenger, or another road user.
What Compensation Can You Receive for Your Experience?
Our team can pursue damages for any losses related to your injuries. Typically, that includes:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
These are just general forms of compensation. We work to create a thorough portrait of what you lost to pursue a fair outcome. Your pain, suffering, and distress were experienced only by you; a unique amount should therefore be paid for it.
We Will Seek Recovery for Your Past and Future Losses
We know that you have enough to worry about here and now, but we don’t want you to miss out on crucial financial help you may need in the future. We research your prognosis and consult with your doctors to pursue compensation for both past expenses and future costs, such as:
- Diagnostic testing
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- Long-term prescriptions
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Follow-up appointments
For example, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are associated with longer hospital stays, higher bills, and a greater risk for lasting effects, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). TBIs can affect mood, cognition, and perception, making a lasting, negative impact on your life. Our taxi crash lawyers want to make sure you have the resources you need after your Gainesville accident.
Conversely, after seemingly minor collisions, you may not think you’ll have long-term expenses. Yet whiplash can cause lingering pain over a year after the accident, according to Cleveland Clinic. That represents bills for medication, chiropractic care, and physical therapy.
Past, present, or future, Bogin, Munns & Munns will work to make sure your medical needs are covered.
We Will Also Seek These Damages
We meant it when we said any expense related to your injury could be covered. We can explore compensation for:
- Alternative care, like acupuncture or massage therapy
- Mental health support, like psychotherapy or medications
- Lost side income from gigs, online stores, or commissions
- Compensation for hobbies you can no longer enjoy
How has this collision changed your life? Together, we can dig into that question and, with the answers, determine what damages you deserve.
To consult with an experienced taxi cab accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 855-686-6752
What does a Lawyer Do in Taxi Cab Accident Cases?
Bogin, Munns & Munns has been serving Gainesville and other parts of Florida since 1979. Our taxi accident attorneys draw on that experience to provide comprehensive and compassionate representation to our fellow Floridians.
From the very beginning of your case, we work to make the process easier for you:
- 24/7 availability
- Free case reviews
- Se habla Español
- Dozens of office locations
After your initial consultation, we can start on any facet of your case that requires attention, including:
- Talking with witnesses, insurance adjusters, or cab company representatives
- Compiling evidence and consulting experts to support your case
- Translating legal jargon and helping you understand your rights
- Reviewing settlement offers and negotiating terms
- Identifying liable parties and exploring all avenues for compensation
You don’t have to wait until there’s a problem with your case to ask for help. That being said, we are also problem-solvers. If you aren’t sure whether your claim is being valued properly, or whether you’re being treated fairly, we can work toward a solution.
Evidence We Utilize in Your Case
The researchers and investigators on our team gather and analyze evidence like:
- Traffic camera footage
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert analysis
- Accident reconstruction testimony
- Cab driving records
For example, if the driver who hit you has a history of traffic violations, we can use that to establish a pattern of behavior. The police report may also indicate who was at fault for the crash, while experts can help connect the accident to your injuries.
We Will File Your Case in Accordance with Florida Law
Generally, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida (Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a)). However, every accident is unique, and some circumstances can shorten how long you have to file. In our investigation, we can determine the deadline for your specific suit.
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Who Can Be Held Liable for Accidents Involving Taxis?
Having a lawyer with experience in taxi cab accidents in Gainesville can be helpful in identifying who is liable. Fault could lie with:
- The taxi cab company
- The taxi cab driver
- A car maintenance company
When Taxi Companies Are Responsible
We can hold the cab company accountable if they:
- Employed the driver and are liable for their actions
- Were negligent in their hiring practices
- Failed to train, license, or manage their drivers
- Did not maintain or monitor the vehicle properly
We will research the exact professional relationship between the driver and their employer.
When Taxi Drivers Are Responsible
Some drivers are independent contractors rather than cab company employees. That could mean that you need to pursue them directly. This can involve filing a claim with their insurance or filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
When a Third Party Is Responsible
Sometimes, neither the taxi operator nor the cab company is liable. Someone may have hit the cab, causing it to hit you. A faulty part could have malfunctioned. Roadway defects may have contributed.
We investigate these scenarios and determine if any of the following could be held responsible:
- Other drivers
- Car designers
- Auto parts manufacturers
- Tire designers and manufacturers
- Government entities
Some of these scenarios could alter the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. We will keep you updated as your case progresses.
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Have More Questions? Get Answers with a Free Consultation Today
If you’re suffering physically and financially after a collision with a Gainesville cab, call the taxi accidents lawyers at Bogin, Munns & Munns. We offer 24/7 availability, Spanish-speaking staff, and free case reviews. Call now: ((855) 686-6752.