If you were in an accident involving a taxicab, you may be wondering what your rights are and if you are entitled to compensation. For help in answering those questions, call in the Strong Arm. A McAllen taxicab accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will guide you every step of the way and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Contact the office at 877-239-4878. A team member will start investigating your claim right away.
You Have the Right to Sue for Compensation
You probably have a thousand and one questions after your taxicab accident. The answers to these questions will be different in every case, but they are critical to figuring out who you can sue.
Below is a partial list of potentially liable parties. One or more of them may be responsible for your accident, or there may be another responsible party. A lawyer’s investigation can tell you for sure.
The Taxi Driver
Everyone makes mistakes, but making a mistake behind the wheel can be catastrophic. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that driver error was responsible for 94 percent of all car accidents in 2018. Driver errors include speeding, distracted driving, lack of sleep, and not abiding by driving laws.
The Taxi Company
Texas Transportation Code § 547.001 applies to almost all vehicles, including taxicabs. The Code requires vehicles to have a functioning set of brakes, seatbelts, mirrors, and other critical pieces of equipment. If the taxi company failed to properly maintain their vehicles, they could be held liable for your accident.
In an ideal world, automobile manufacturers would always take the utmost care when building and testing auto parts—and would promptly issue a recall when they learn a part may be dangerous. Sadly, manufacturers are not always as careful as they should be. You may be able to sue them if one of their defective parts contributed to your accident.
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Potentially Recoverable Compensation in Your McAllen Taxicab Accident
To sue for compensation, you will have to divide your injuries and losses into two distinct categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages. They may include but are not limited to:
- Loss of wages, i.e., you were not able to work due to your injuries and lost valuable income
- Loss of earning capacity, i.e., your injuries will prevent you from ever earning as much as you did before the accident
- Medical expenses, i.e., your injuries required medical care and/or will continue to require care in the future
- Funeral expenses, i.e., you lost a loved one because of the crash and had to pay for their funeral service, burial, and so on
Mental and physical injuries fall into the category of noneconomic damages. A McAllen taxicab accident lawyer may be able to collect these on your behalf. They may include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering, i.e., your injuries caused and/or will continue to cause you physical or mental anguish
- Disability, i.e., you are now totally or partially disabled because of your injuries, and you will never recover
- Loss of consortium, i.e., your conjugal relationship with your spouse has been affected by your injuries
- Loss of society or companionship, i.e., your loved one’s passing has deprived you of their presence and affection
While you do not have to file a lawsuit immediately after the accident, you do have a limited amount of time to do so. This time limit is called a statute of limitations. For Texas personal injury and wrongful death cases, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 sets the statute of limitations at two years from the time of the incident.
If you are suing or thinking of suing for compensation, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins first. We can help you work out the details of your lawsuit, including who to sue and for how much. We can even file it for you.
Call our office at 877-239-4878 to get started. We will review your case free of charge.
Let Us Take Charge in Your Case
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is ready and willing to take up the fight on your behalf. During your free case review, we will tell you if you have a case and, if so, what your options are. If you choose to trust us with your lawsuit, here is what we can do for you.
We Can Come to You
If you were injured, or if your car is in the shop and you cannot travel, do not worry about coming to us. We will travel to talk to you.
Identify Liable Parties
We can do this by rigorously investigating your claims and collecting corroborating evidence like maintenance records, witness statements, and more.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
The liable party’s insurance company may try to undermine your claim so that they will not have to pay you as much. Loncar Lyon Jenkins will fight hard to get you the money you deserve.
Represent You at Trial
Most insurance companies prefer to settle rather than go through a trial. But in cases where they do not offer fair compensation, we will take the case to court and continue to fight for your rights.
Offer Around-the-Clock support
Lawsuits can be stressful and confusing. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Someone is always available to take your call.
No one is at their best after a car accident. The last thing you need or want at a time like this is to try to manage a lawsuit by yourself. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can take that burden off your shoulders, allowing you to rest and recover in peace.
All you have to do to get started is call our office at 877-239-4878. A McAllen taxicab accident lawyer will handle the rest (after your initial consultation with a team representative).