If you were hurt in an accident involving a taxi cab, you might be facing many challenges. You could be living with serious injuries, facing costly medical bills, and wondering how to move forward and seek compensation for your losses.
Taxi drivers owe a duty of care to other road users and passengers. Let one of our taxi cab accident lawyers in Orlando examine your case and fight for compensation.
You Generally Have Four Years to File Your Injury Lawsuit
Florida Statutes § 95.11 outlines the state’s statute of limitations. As noted, you could have four years to file your lawsuit. However, if you lost a loved one, you typically have two years from the date of their passing to file your case.
Some exceptions could extend your filing deadline. Per Florida Statutes § 95.051, you could have more time to file if:
- You were hurt in a hit-and-run accident.
- The negligent party gave you a fake name or fled the state.
- You were physically or cognitively unable to file your case.
- You were injured as a minor.
After we examine your case, we could explain how Florida’s filing deadline affects your situation.
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We Serve Our Clients on a Contingency-Fee Basis
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we can represent you on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we require no upfront payment to get started with your case. We will only receive our attorney’s fees if we reach a settlement or court award.
Don’t worry about paying hourly rates or retainers. We can help you regardless of your financial standing.
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How Our Taxi Cab Accident Lawyers Can Build Your Case in Orlando
We can help with every step of your insurance claim or lawsuit. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries while we handle your legal matters.
Our firm can serve you by:
Determining How to Proceed
You may have to first proceed through your own insurance policy to pursue compensation after an accident in Florida. However, you can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver if your injuries are especially serious. We can explain whether your case meets the serious injury threshold and how to proceed.
Certain severe injuries may include disfigurement, a substantially limited use of an area of the body, or a disability lasting for more than 90 days. If you sustained these or other severe injuries, you could be eligible to take legal action.
Evaluating the Cost of Your Injury-Related Expenses
We can include the following losses in your case’s overall value:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
- Lost income and other job-related benefits
- Loss of future earning ability
We can assess your medical records, employment history, and other related documents to assert the cost of your losses.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Even straightforward insurance claims come with complications. We can advance your insurance claim by:
- Negotiating a settlement
- Gathering and presenting evidence
- Handling all verbal and written communications
- Proving your case’s required elements
- Examining the liable policy
- Asserting the cost of your damages
- Protecting you from unfair insurance tactics
Insurance claims in Florida sometimes deal with multiple insurers – your own and the other party’s. Your lawyer will address all of the tasks your claim requires.
Litigating Your Central Florida Taxi Cab Injury Case
From filing your lawsuit to advocating for your rights in court, we can handle everything involved in your civil lawsuit. Many injury cases never go to trial. However, we are prepared to handle yours if a lawsuit is necessary.
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State and Local Laws Could Apply to Your Case in Orlando
Florida does not detail specific licensing requirements for taxi cab drivers. However, counties and municipalities in Florida often provide their own regulations and requirements for taxi cab drivers. Consider how the following laws could affect your case:
Taxi Cab Riders are Guaranteed Certain Rights
In Orlando, taxis can be expected to provide service to customers according to a number of standards, which include provisions for safety, vehicle maintenance, and more. Some of the requirements set by the City of Orlando Code of Ordinances § 55.09 include the following:
- A well-maintained interior with no sagging, broken seating
- Available seat belts that are clean
- A matching set of tires appropriate for the vehicle’s size
- Headlights that meet the state of Florida’s standards
- A vehicle free of defects or safety hazards
Taxi Cab Drivers Must Have Permits
Taxi drivers must also receive a permit from the City of Orlando to transport passengers. Orlando restricts the number of taxi cabs on the road and selectively awards permits to drivers in accordance with the City of Orlando Code of Ordinances § 55.24.
If the taxi cab driver who caused your accident violated these or any other requirements, they may be liable. Our taxi cab accident lawyer in Orlando can collect evidence of negligence and use this to build your case.
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Reasons to Consider Working with Our Law Firm Serving Orange County
We encourage you to consider the following reasons to partner with Bogin, Munns & Munns:
Not All Insurance Companies Prioritize Claimants’ Interests
The insurance company may unfairly deny or devalue your claim to save itself money. Sometimes, it may resort to “bad faith insurance practices” to derail your case altogether. You have protection against these laws, per the Florida Senate. Consider how our firm could help if:
- The insurance company pressures you into accepting a settlement.
- Your claim is passed around from adjuster to adjuster.
- The liable insurer denies liability.
- You are denied benefits clearly outlined in the liable policy.
- The insurance company purposefully drags out your case’s progression.
You don’t have time to deal with uncooperative insurance agents while you’re recovering from your condition. Our lawyers, however, have time to address your case’s issues.
A Small Error Could Impede the Entire Claims Process
Incorrectly filed paperwork, a factual error, or even a small misunderstanding could keep your case from moving forward. Familiarizing yourself with the legal process can be difficult on your own. Our lawyers can review your case’s paperwork for accuracy and completion, so you don’t run into any setbacks.
You Could Be at a Disadvantage Representing Yourself
The American Bar Association (ABA) recently conducted a study on “pro se” representation, where injured claimants represented themselves. It found that many pro se claimants didn’t abide by courtroom protocol, misunderstood the process, and even found themselves asking the other party’s lawyer for advice.
Our team wants to give you a fair chance at seeking compensation. Again, because we work on contingency, it costs nothing up front to get our help.
Contact Us Today for Your Free Case Review
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we believe accident victims deserve a chance to seek fair compensation for their injuries. Your taxi cab accident lawyer in Orlando can stand by your side through every step of the process.
Call a team member from our office today at 407-578-9696.