When you step into a taxi, you expect to reach your destination safely. If you were involved in a taxicab accident, there could be someone liable for any losses that you suffered as a result. A Houston accident involving a taxicab could place liability on many parties. Count on Loncar Lyon Jenkins to represent your personal injury case. A Houston taxicab accident lawyer can help you recover compensation.
Call our Houston car accident lawyers at (877) 239-4878 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.
We Will Determine the Liable Party or Parties
You could have suffered an accident while riding in a taxicab, driving near one, driving one yourself, or walking/biking near one. A Houston personal injury lawyer experienced with Houston taxicab accidents can seek evidence that proves liability for your injuries and other losses.
This can include the following:
- Video or photos of the crash
- Eyewitness testimony
- Your account of events
- Weather reports (if inclement weather conditions caused your accident)
- Any signs of the accident left at the scene (such as tire marks)
- Information taken from the police report
- Medical documents
- Photos of your vehicle and injuries
- Expert witness testimony
- Statements from an accident reconstructionist
Your lawyer may be able to utilize evidence not listed here.
Parties Who Could Be Responsible for Your Accident
If you were a passenger in a taxicab, you will likely not bear any liability for the accident. Fault might lie with the driver of the vehicle that hit your taxicab, or with the driver who was responsible for delivering you to your destination.
If a taxicab hit you, the cabbie and their employer could be responsible for the accident. There might be factors involved in your collision that could make the taxicab driver’s employer responsible for your damages. For instance, the company might not have performed a background check on their drivers and discovered previous traffic infractions. This could make the taxicab company vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees, as the Legal Information Institute (LII) affirms.
If you were hit by a taxicab while walking or biking, you could hold the driver liable. We can prove that you were on the sidewalk, in the crosswalk, or had the right of way to cross the road.
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What to Expect When You Retain a Lawyer
You do not have to be nervous about pursuing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable party for your accident. Even if you have not done this before, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can stand by you and your family. You may want to consider hiring a lawyer. You do not legally have to do this, but it can be helpful to rely on another person when you are under stress and recovering from your injuries.
When you count on us to fight for financial justice, we can help you file an insurance claim. Your Houston taxicab accident lawyer will handle all negotiations with the insurance companies. Once you start working with us, you can direct their calls to us. If we cannot secure a settlement, we can file a lawsuit. Most cases do not progress to trial, according to the American Bar Association. We can even keep negotiating after filing a lawsuit. We may be able to secure a pre-trial settlement.
If your case does progress to trial, we will work to prove that the defendant is liable for the accident via the evidence that we recover. At this point, you could secure compensation in the form of a court award. If you have any questions about the legal process, do not hesitate to dial (877) 239-4878. Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to help you.
We Do Not Require Payment Upfront
You will not have to worry about trying to find money to pay us. We will agree on our attorney’s fees at the start of our working relationship. Once we recover compensation for you, we will take a percentage of that settlement or judgment. We know that the aftermath of an accident can be stressful. You have bills to pay. You do not need to write us a check to represent you.
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You Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In the unfortunate circumstance that you lost a loved one in a taxicab accident, you have our sympathy. We can help you seek out compensation to pay for the medical bills that your loved one incurred before their passing, the cost of their funeral service, and any emotional suffering that you and your family have been subjected to.
Do Not Worry if You Think That You Are Liable for the Accident
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001, if your portion of fault for an accident is less than 50 percent, you can still collect compensation. For instance, if you were distracted at the time of the accident and had to quickly stop at a red light, you might be afraid that being rear-ended by a taxicab was your fault.
However, the taxicab driver might have been driving while intoxicated. Do not admit fault for the accident in any capacity. You might not understand the whole story. Let us find out exactly what happened.
You Could Be Entitled to Compensation
The types of damages you could recover are dependent on the kind of accident and injuries you suffered.
You might be able to secure a settlement for the following damages:
- The medical costs associated with the accident
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage costs (such as the repair or replacement of your vehicle)
- Any disfigurement or disability the accident caused
- Physical and psychological therapy
You may be entitled to damages not listed here.
Call Our Team to Begin on Your Path Toward Justice
A representative from Loncar Lyon Jenkins is waiting to hear about your losses. Remember that you have a limited time to file a lawsuit under Texas law. A Houston taxicab accident lawyer can help you figure out how this deadline applies to your circumstances.
When you call our team, we can give you a free consultation regarding your accident. We want to talk about your legal options and any injuries you suffered. Call us today at (877) 239-4878 to learn more.