South Florida is known for its hotspots. From Miami’s Coconut Grove and South Beach to Broward’s Las Olas and Fort Lauderdale Beach, there is always something going on in our beautiful state. With so much to do and streets that are often congested, calling a taxi can be a great solution for business people, vacationers or even the responsible person who realized they had one drink too many and chooses the ride home over driving themselves.
By calling a cab, we are putting our safety in the hands of a company and service whose main responsibility is to transport people to their requested destinations – safely. So when you are involved in an accident due to the negligence and aggressive driving of a cab driver, it is time for you to hire an attorney that will help you receive the financial compensation you deserve from the cab company.
Because a cab driver’s income is affected by the number of trips they take, it is common to see them drive quickly and aggressively so that they can get you to your location and move on to the next fare. Some of the more common cab driving behaviors include speeding, tailgating, not yielding the right of way, illegal turns, running lights, cellphone use, texting, driving fatigue, alcohol or drug use and disregarding bad road conditions. Taxi accidents can also happen due to poor vehicle maintenance, e.g., tires, brakes, nonworking turn signal.
WHY YOU NEED AN ATTORNEYBecause taxicabs are excluded from Florida’s no-fault insurance law, a person can receive financial compensation if injured in a cab accident due to the negligence of the driver. The problem is that cab companies (and their insurance carriers) are mainly concerned in protecting their bottom line and will do so by making sure the injury victim is paid much less than they can be entitled to. This is why you need a lawyer.
The Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys at Madalon Law have the experience and resources to help injury victims seek the maximum compensation they deserve from a taxi cab accident. Even though taxi cab accidents already have a higher value than a regular car accident, our attorneys take further steps to make sure you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and lost wages due to the accident. Our team will take every possible step that is needed for you case. This may include recreating the accident in an effort to find more signs of negligence, inspecting the vehicle to make sure it was properly maintained by the cab company and investigating the driver’s background carefully (in many taxi cab accident cases, finding any criminal record or history of infractions from a negligent driver can increase your compensation and make it difficult for the other party to fight). Contact us now for your free consultation.
Our law firm is based in Fort Lauderdale and serves clients in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and other counties throughout the state of Florida. Can’t make it to us? Don’t worry, we will come to you.