Miami, FL Taxi Cab Accidents
Taxi cabs are an alternative form of travel when someone may not have their own vehicle, or prefer to take a taxi to where they are going due to issues with parking, traffic jams, elevated alcohol levels, and many other reasons. The job of a taxi driver is to pick up a passenger and transport them to their designated location, while being hurried, having to deal with traffic, or being distracted by the passenger/s. These instances can result in an accident causing harms to various people. If you’ve underwent an accident while riding in a taxi that ended with an injury, then you are more than likely eligible to monetary reimbursement.
Due to taxi cab accidents have many underlying factors, it can be a difficult case. Some of the most common components of an accident occurring involving a taxi bar are the following:
The amount of hours: The taxi driver may be tired from having worked between 12 and 17 hours a day
Aggressive driving, or speeding: Because most of the times their passengers are in a hurry
Distracting passengers: Many drunk drivers make the right choice and call a taxi, but can be a distraction for the taxi driver
Poor maintenance of the vehicle: Not doing a routine check-up on it can cause mechanical failures
Taxi drivers have a great responsibility because they are carrying another person that can be at risk due to their careless driving when they have been entrusted to take care of them. Along with the taxi driver being able to be held liable, the cab company can be too. Companies may have allowed an unqualified driver, who has had poor driving records, or someone who is unlicensed become a taxi driver, which can be the significant reason why an accident occurred; making the company liable for the damages received by the injured party.
If You’ve Undergone a Taxi Cab Casualty
There are certain steps that you need to take after you’ve endured this occurrence. For starters, you must see if the taxi driver was credentialed as a taxi driver. By law, every taxi driver has to have a particular permit that is displayed in the vehicle. The driver may have had the permit, but it could have been expired, or have been a fraudulent permit, which makes them not legally able to practice as a taxi driver. Make sure to take a note of the permit.
Acquiring the background check of the taxi driver. Most taxi drivers are always speeding, and by doing so, it can be displayed in their record, which can be a positive thing if the driver was at fault. It questions his person as someone who is not responsible
If the taxi cab is not properly maintained in areas such as, the tires, the brakes, the seat belts, the horn, the headlights, and many more areas, then the driver of the taxi cab can be held accountable for any injuries due to any malfunctions that resulted from the negligence of the driver to fix any mechanical issues. Even the companies who provided the parts to the taxi cab company can be held responsible for not testing it before-hand.
No matter if it was the taxi drivers fault, or another car colliding with the taxi cab, if you’ve suffered injuries or damages, you can be able to claim a recompense for any medical expenses, future loss of any wages from being unable to perform at work, or from any disability endured.
Our group of qualified personal injury attorneys litigators work at no stop to make sure that you, the victim, come out the winner.
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