Lake Worth Taxi Accident Lawyer
Attorneys Representing Clients Injured in Taxi Accidents in Palm Beach and Broward Counties
If you were injured in a taxi accident that occurred because the driver was negligent, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. But in a taxi accident case, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for the damages—the taxi driver, his insurance company, the driver’s employer and insurance company, or all of the above. And it can be doubly difficult to comprehend all of the nuances of the legal process if English isn’t your first language.
Enter Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., one of the premier law firms in South Florida, one which has catered to the local Hispanic community since it opened its doors in 2010. Our taxi accident attorneys can not only evaluate your case and explain your options—in English or Spanish—they work hard to identify all responsible parties and help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
In fact, attorney Adriana Gonzalez has helped her clients recover a total of more than $30 million, and the firm’s lawyers have a combined 35 years of experience representing taxi accident victims. So if you or a family member is in need of a Lake Worth taxi accidents lawyer, Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., should be your first call.
Insurance Requirements for Florida Taxi Drivers
A few other things that may be helpful to know: Under Florida law, a taxi driver is required to satisfy certain insurance coverage requirements. Specifically, he or she must hold:
- Bodily injury liability insurance that provides coverage of at least $125,000 per person.
- Bodily injury liability insurance of at least $250,000 per accident.
- Property damage liability coverage of at least $50,000.
And taxis, as common carriers, are required to adhere to a heightened standard of care when transporting passengers. So a taxi driver and his employer can conceivably be deemed negligent for something that an ordinary driver might not.
Moreover, a taxi driver’s insurance isn’t the only potential avenue for financial recovery. This is yet another reason why it’s important to consult with and retain a qualified Lake Worth taxi accidents lawyer. In many cases, filing a claim against the taxi company is necessary to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for serious injuries.
Gonzalez & Cartwright: Community-Oriented Attorneys Who Help Lake Worth Residents Obtain Compensation for Taxi Accident Injuries
As members of the local Hispanic community, we pride ourselves on providing the highest-quality legal services while also taking a sincere interest in fighting for the rights of our clients and community. We can help you obtain compensation for a variety of potential damages, including:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses (including hospital bills)
- Long-term disability and rehabilitation expenses
- Costs to modify your home (following a severe injury)
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
We also recognize how intimidating it can be to speak with an insurance carrier, especially if the insurance adjuster in question does not speak the language which you are most comfortable speaking. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we offer a safe, compassionate environment in which you receive personal attention from both attorneys and staff. In fact, each of our clients receives the personal cell phone number of their attorney, so reaching your legal representative never requires more than a personal phone call.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Bilingual Lake Worth Taxi Accidents Lawyer Now
Having trouble making ends meet in the wake of an accident involving a taxi driver? At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we can help. Simply contact our Lake Worth office at either via phone call or this online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation. We’ll review the facts of your case and your legal options, and give you our honest opinion as to the best way to move forward. If you can’t travel to Lake Worth, that’s not a problem. We are available to travel to your home or hospital room, and weekend or evening appointments can be arranged as well.
This is a difficult question to answer because every case is unique, and your case may proceed through several different stages. Typically in the first stage, you are focused on receiving medical treatment and recovering from your injuries. Once the extent of your injuries is known, your attorney will begin settlement negotiations with the insurance carrier of the negligent party or parties. If a settlement that includes full and fair compensation is not forthcoming within a reasonable amount of time, then your attorney will likely recommend filing a lawsuit. While it can take years to fully litigate and try a case in court, in most cases a fair settlement can be negotiated before your case goes to trial. Keep in mind that a trial is not only a big emotional investment for you, but it’s also a big emotional and financial investment for the defendant(s), hence they prefer to avoid a trial whenever possible.
In general, it’s advisable to collect the names, addresses, and phone numbers of everyone involved in the accident, including their insurance information and vehicle information. In addition, it’s a good idea to take pictures of the accident scene and damage to vehicles, while noting the road and weather conditions. Last but not least, take photos of visible injuries and obtain contact information from witnesses. The information and photos you collect can be crucial to the success of your claim.