Taxi Accidents in Miami
Miami is a major tourist destination and metropolitan city, which translates to a large number of taxi services transporting passengers from one location to another. Of course, with all these taxi drivers comes an increased chance of getting into a taxi accident in Miami. When requesting the service of a taxi, you expect to have yourself, your family, and your belongings safely driven to your destination in a timely and safe manner. Unfortunately, that isn’t how it always works out. If you have been involved in a taxi accident in Miami, you have options, and the lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. can help.Taxi Passengers Have the Right to Sue a Taxi Driver and Taxi Company
Do not make the mistake of thinking that simply because you agreed to get into the car with a taxi driver, your rights are taken away. The opposite is actually true; as a taxi passenger, you have many rights granted to you by the State of Florida. Given our state’s popularity with tourists, there is significant legislation and regulation directed at taxi companies and taxi drivers.
Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada attorneys understand Florida law as it pertains to taxi accidents and use this knowledge to prepare a compelling claim against the driver, their employer, and their insurance company in order to get you compensation for the damages or losses you have sustained.Taxi Drivers Involved in Accidents in Miami
The State of Florida requires that taxi drivers obtain a commercial driver's license to drive a taxi, which is otherwise known as a “passenger work vehicle.” Our team of investigators will ascertain if your driver had the appropriate license and training because if they did not, this would be a clear violation of your rights. The next step is to investigate even the taxi driver’s driving record looking for any other taxi accidents in Miami or elsewhere.
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we take every necessary measure to determine if there have been any prior incidents in the taxi driver’s history, such as prior accidents, infractions, or signs of reckless driving. It is important to assess the background of your driver as it may signal negligence in his or her behavior as well as that of the taxi company that hired him. If a taxi cab driver has several accidents on their record, it should put the taxi company on notice that the driver may not be capable of safely transporting passengers.Relevant Factors in Miami Taxi Accidents
There are more factors to consider, such as whether or not your driver has the appropriate insurance required by Florida law, whether the taxi was properly maintained, and whether the taxi contained any defective parts that may have led to the accident. If there are any signs pointing to negligence, it will add to our evidence against the responsible parties, including the driver, taxi company, insurance company, or the manufacturer of the vehicle or any defective parts installed on the vehicle.Pursuing a Taxi Accident Lawsuit in Miami
Understandably, if you’ve been in a taxi accident in Miami, heading to court to file a lawsuit may not be the first thing on your mind. However, by bringing a car accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover significant financial compensation that will allow you to cover all accident-related expenses. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we don’t think it’s right that you and your family end up responsible for these costs, and we will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.Contact an Experienced Lawyer to Discuss Bringing a Taxi Car Accident Lawsuit Today
If you’ve been injured while riding as a passenger in a Miami taxi cab, reach out to Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. for immediate assistance. Our committed attorneys frequently represent victims involved in taxi accidents in Miami and have done so for more than 45 years. To learn more, give us a call at (877) 448-8585 to discuss your claim today. Free and confidential consultations are available in English, Spanish, or Creole. We serve clients all over South Florida, including but not limited to Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and we do not collect an attorney’s fee until the successful resolution of your case.