Whether you were a passenger in a taxicab accident, a pedestrian struck by a cab, or another driver hit by a taxi, you could seek compensation. Our Dallas taxicab lawyers can help you recover damages if you or your loved one sustained injuries or property damage.
Let the Strong Arm from Loncar Lyon Jenkins fight for you. You could recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Additionally, you could get a case review at no charge.
Recoverable Damages after a Dallas, TX Taxicab Accident
Passengers, drivers, pedestrians, and other injury victims have a right to seek compensation if they sustained injuries in a taxicab accident. You could recover damages for a range of accident-related losses, such as:
- Medical bills: You could have required emergency room care or even ongoing treatment for injuries after a crash. We can help you recover compensation for your medications, surgeries, hospitalizations, physical therapy, and other medical costs.
- Lost income: Your injuries could force you to miss days, weeks, or months from work. This lost income is compensable.
- Reduced earning capacity: In some cases, your injuries could leave you unable to work your normal job or force you to take reduced hours. You could seek a recovery for the difference between your past and current earnings.
- Pain and suffering: Your injury could leave you with serious pain and other hardships.
Wrongful Death Damages
You or your family can file a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one in a taxicab accident. Our compassionate team will handle every step of your case for you. We will seek damages for your financial and non-financial losses, such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical costs
- Lost income to your family
How a Lawyer Will Help You After a Taxicab Accident in Dallas
A lawyer from our team can help you gather evidence after a taxicab accident. We can gather records of the crash report and get statements from any witnesses who were present at the scene.
We will also determine the liable party or parties in the accident. For instance, if a taxicab driver was at fault for the crash, their employer could be financially liable for your compensation. Your lawyer will handle all communication with all the parties involved in the taxicab accident, then negotiate for the fair settlement you deserve.
A Dallas taxicab accident lawyer from our team will also know the right time to file your personal injury claim. Texas has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury claims involving car accidents (per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003). Our team can tell you about any other relevant laws that may affect your case and ensure your case is on track.
Forms of Negligence that Can Lead to Taxicab Accidents in Dallas
One major cause of taxicab accidents in Dallas is negligence. Motorists owe each other a duty of care, which means that they must take reasonable steps to ensure they do not cause harm to other road users. Examples of negligence are driving while drunk, distracted driving, and overspeeding.
Other causes of taxicab accidents in Dallas are:
- Vehicle malfunction
- Poor weather conditions
Our team will scour for evidence of negligence that led to your taxicab accident.
Proving Fault in a Taxicab Accident
The claimant bears the burden of proof after a taxicab accident. A Dallas taxicab accident lawyer from our team can help you gather evidence to prove your case. The liable party in a taxicab accident may be the driver, car manufacturer, taxicab company, or another entity.
A lawyer from our team can use various sources to prove fault and liability, including accident reports, surveillance camera footage, accident reconstruction data, and more.
What to Do After a Taxicab Accident
Here are some steps you can take that can help prove fault after a taxicab accident:
- Contact the police
- Gather information on any witnesses of the accident
- Gather evidence by taking pictures or videos
- Seek medical attention
You should avoid talking to the liable party’s insurer without legal representation. This is because they might make you give incriminating evidence against yourself. The insurance adjuster will often offer a lower settlement which may not cover all the injuries sustained.
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Frequently Asked Questions in Dallas Taxicab Accident Cases
Our team is prepared to answer all your questions after a taxicab accident, such as:
Who Is Liable for My Taxicab Accident?
The taxicab company may be vicariously liable for an accident caused by their drivers. Our team can help you determine if the driver, cab company, or another party is liable for your compensation.
How Much Can I Receive in a Settlement?
The amount you can receive will vary based on:
- The severity of your injuries
- How the injury affected your career and your life
- Whether you are left with a disability
- Who is liable
A personal injury lawyer from our team will help you seek the best possible settlement. Our lawyers have experience negotiating with insurance companies. This means that we can argue for a higher compensation amount based on the evidence we gather for your case.
Can I Still Seek Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?
Drivers may have their recoverable damages reduced if partly at fault for the accident. However, you may be unable to seek compensation if your fault is greater than 50%.
Comparative negligence may extend to you as a passenger if you were not wearing a seat belt. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requires that all passengers wear seat belts. Our attorneys can tell you how we can build a case and minimize your fault for the injury.
What Happens If the Liable Driver Is Not Insured?
If the liable party in a taxicab accident is not insured, a lawyer from our team will help you file a claim against your own insurer. Each insurance policy in Texas comes with uninsured and underinsured coverage. This means that you can get compensated by your own insurer unless you refused uninsured coverage in writing.
Get in Touch with Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
If you sustained injuries or faced property damage after a taxicab accident, it could cost you thousands of dollars. A Dallas taxicab accident lawyer from our team will help you or your loved one recover damages. Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 and get a free consultation.