Taxi accidents can happen. Everybody has to get somewhere and when you don’t have a vehicle, or if you cannot take your vehicle for whatever reason a Taxi is frequently a means of travel for people of all demographics. Taxi drivers can be on the roads for hours at a time, and whether through the driver’s fault or the fault of another vehicle accidents do happen on occasion. When you are a passenger in a taxi that has been involved an accident you may be wondering what your options are. If you’ve sustained injuries in the accident they can have a dramatic effect on your quality of life. You must think that surely there has to be an option, but if you are like most people you wouldn’t even know where to start. Lucky for you the Heavy Hitters at James H. Brown and Associates are prepared to offer you some practical tips and tools for options after you are involved in a taxi accident.
What Should I Do Immediately After a Taxi Accident?
If you have been injured you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Where possible the next thing you should do is obtain the insurance information and identification of the taxi driver and any other drivers involved. Obtaining the taxi number may also be a good practice. Following this, you should obtain any witness contact information, as this can be useful if you intend to pursue a lawsuit for any injuries sustained in the accident. Capturing pictures and videos of the accident scene can also be useful.
You should report the accident to the police, and seek attendance at a hospital or with your doctor as soon as possible. It is important to document any injuries you have sustained in the accident in a timely manner, or it can affect the strength of your claim. Following this you should reach out to the insurance for the taxi, you should make clear that you wish to speak to an accident benefits adjuster in relation to the accident. You should not speak to a bodily injury adjuster about the accident, the bodily injury adjuster represents the taxi driver and speaking to them can have a negative effect on your case. The accident benefits adjuster by contrast will be working with you and trying to facilitate your access to treatments for your injuries sustained in the crash. Attendance for treatment is key to your recovery, as well as the strength of your case.
You should also make a point of contacting a James H. Brown and Associates personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience. Our team has a plethora of experience when it comes to dealing with taxi accidents. Especially in serious incidents, it is important to get us working on your case quickly. This will allow us to capture any evidence necessary, and begin the process of building your case. Delaying to contact an injury lawyer can negatively impact investigations that may otherwise be beneficial to your case.
What if the Taxi Insurance Company Gives Me Issues Paying for my Treatment?
In the event that the accident benefits adjuster gives you issues with getting treatment approval, reaching out to your James H. Brown and Associates Injury Lawyer can be of great assistance. Our lawyers know the ins and outs of automobile insurance. We are ready and eager to assist, investigating when issues arise with accident benefits coverage. We will fight for you and assist you in accessing the treatments you need when the insurer is giving you issues.
Who Am I Suing in a Taxi Accident?
This will depend largely on the facts. In a single-vehicle collision, you would be suing the taxi driver and the company that owns the taxi. Where there is multiple vehicle involvement in your taxi accident you may be suing both the taxi driver and company, and any other motorists who are involved in the subject collision. Regardless, as you are a passenger in the taxi you generally will be able to recover some degree of compensation for your injuries.
James H. Brown and Associates Is Here For You!
If you or a loved one has been injured in taxi accident, we’re here to help. Our lawyers are eager to fight for you and ensure that you get the justice you are entitled to. If you have questions or would like to book a free consultation, call us today at 780-428-0088!