Taxi Accident Lawyers in Pompano Beach
Dedicated Taxi Accident Lawyers Stand Up for Injured Clients’ Rights in Palm Beach County, Broward County and Across South Florida
As professional drivers, taxi drivers are held to a higher standard than typical drivers of private vehicles on the roadways. However, despite the fact that taxi drivers are subject to screening requirements and will have significant experience driving their vehicle, taxi accidents in Pompano Beach happen all the time and cause injuries to taxi passengers and people in the other vehicles involved. After sustaining injuries in a taxi accident, the primary question often becomes who to hold financially accountable for the cost of those injuries when they exceed the relevant insurance thresholds or when an injured passenger does not have car insurance?
When you have sustained injuries in a taxi accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you don’t have the luxury of taking a chance on the lawyer who will protect your financial future.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our skilled taxi accident lawyers have a proven track record of providing the highest possible quality legal representation within the South Florida community. We are proud to give a voice to many of our clients who might have otherwise avoided taking legal action to protect their rights, especially those in the Hispanic community who often prefer to avoid the legal system.
Contact us today if you have been injured in a taxi accident in Pompano Beach or elsewhere in South Florida—we speak both English and Spanish for your convenience, and our lawyers are here to help.
Legal Duties Imposed Upon Taxi Drivers and Companies in Pompano Beach
In many cases, taxi passengers choose to use a taxi service because they do not own a motor vehicle, meaning that they will not have purchased car insurance and so cannot be covered by their own insurance under Florida no-fault laws. Because of this, taxis are excluded from the typically applicable no-fault insurance law and taxi drivers—and, as employer, the taxi company—are required to maintain certain levels of insurance that meets higher standards than would otherwise be the case. Taxis are required to maintain insurance covering:
- $125,000 in bodily injury liability (BIL) coverage per person,
- $250,000 in BIL coverage per accident, and
- $50,000 in property damage liability (PDL) coverage.
Gonzalez & Cartwright Provide Exceptional and Compassionate Legal Representation to Pompano Beach Taxi Accident Victims
Taxi accident cases can be complicated in that it can be more difficult to establish liability even with the increased insurance coverage requirements. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are not intimidated by large insurance companies and taxi companies—in fact, one of our lawyers even worked for the insurance companies before deciding to dedicate his career to protecting accident victims in Pompano Beach. In every case we take on, we will:
- Gather and analyze all relevant evidence to determine the cause of the taxi accident, including photo and video evidence, as well as eyewitness testimony,
- Obtain the taxi driver’s safety record,
- Obtain the taxi company’s safety record,
- Evaluate the taxi company’s hiring policies and practices to determine whether the driver was appropriately screened,
- Complete all documentation in your case, including insurance claims paperwork and court filings,
- Advocate to protect your right to full compensation every step of the way.
Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation with a Skilled Pompano Beach Taxi Accident Lawyer
Pursuing your right to compensation after any accident can be overwhelming, but taxi accidents can be especially complicated because you are dealing with professional taxi drivers and large taxi companies. If you were injured in a taxi accident, whether as a passenger in the taxi or in another vehicle, call our trusted taxi accident lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case today. You can also fill out this secure online contact form and we will respond promptly.
About Pompano Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach is located in Broward County, north of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, along the Atlantic Ocean. Because of this prime location, thousands of tourists visit Pompano Beach every year. In fact, the Pompano Beach chamber of commerce boasts that the area offers over 2,000 tourist accommodations and more than 200 restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Because many of these tourists do not have their own motor vehicle while travelling, the taxi business in Pompano Beach has remained relatively steady to help tourists get from destination to destination within the community.
Frequently Asked Questions About Taxi Accident Claims in Pompano Beach, FL
Taxi accidents can happen just like any other car accident, although the causes of these accidents may be slightly different. While lack of training can contribute to taxi accidents, in general, taxi drivers tend to spend long hours in the taxi and, therefore, on the roads—meaning that driver fatigue often plays a role in taxi accidents. Taxi drivers are also financially motivated to maximize their profits while on the clock and may drive aggressively, speed or fail to obey traffic signals in an effort to get passengers to a location more quickly. Some taxi drivers may abuse prescription drugs or alcohol to stay awake while in the vehicle and can be distracted by texting or talking on the phone while transporting a passenger.
We will fight to recover both economic and non-economic damages in your case. Economic damages for injuries sustained in a taxi accident include your expenses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitative care, household services and property damage. Non-economic damages represent the more intangible aspects of your damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life or loss of the company of a loved one in a wrongful death case. Punitive damages may be available in taxi accident cases if the driver’s behavior was especially shocking or intentional, and are available in situations where the courts deem it appropriate to punish the driver for those actions.