Representing Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Naples Taxi Occupants and Other Victims Injured in Taxi Accidents
Taxis serve a vital purpose to Florida tourists and residents. For tourists, a taxi may be the only viable form of transportation available while visiting the state. Taxis also give residents an important alternative to drinking and driving, among other benefits. However, taxis are only safe if the vehicles are well maintained and the drivers are well trained and vetted for the job. When a collision occurs, victims have the right to turn to an experienced lawyer for help.
During his 20 plus years of practice, Randall L. Spivey, founder of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has handled a variety of Florida cases in which taxi passengers and other victims, such as motorists or pedestrians hit by a taxi, are injured due to the negligence of the driver and/or the taxi company. Randall L. Spivey is a Florida Board Certified civil trial lawyer who has the proven skills and experience to pursue the maximum possible damages in these complicated claims. Whether you are an out of town visitor or a Florida resident, we are accessible and available to help you recover.
Liability in a Taxi Crash
Multiple parties may be liable for taxi accidents, including the driver, the driver’s employer and other motorists. Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. peels away the layers to determine who is at fault and what resources of recovery are available. The first line of liability is typically the driver and other motorists directly involved in the accident. We investigate common negligent conduct, such as drowsy driving, texting while driving, speeding and failure to yield to hold these drivers accountable.
We then take the investigation a step deeper to hold the employer or taxi cab owner also liable for your injuries. Liability may be based on insurance coverage. A taxi company generally carries commercial auto insurance that covers its drivers, giving you a crucial resource to recover in a serious crash. Fault may be imputed to the company by virtue of its driver acting recklessly while operating the vehicle. The company might also be at fault for dangerous corporate policies, such as pressuring its drivers to call dispatch while driving or hiring drivers without conducting appropriate traffic records and criminal background checks.
Insurance Coverage for Taxi Accident Injuries
The taxi owner’s insurance policy covers you if you were hit by an at-fault taxi driver or were a passenger in a vehicle driven by an at-fault taxi driver. You also have other important options if the taxi driver was not to blame for your collision. Your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy covers you and relatives who were passengers in the taxi during the accident.
Discuss Your Taxi Accident Claim
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. represents Florida visitors and residents who were injured in a collision with a taxi or while a passenger in a taxi in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County, Charlotte County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Schedule a free consultation with our lawyer to learn more about your options for recovery. Call (888) 477-4839 or contact us online.