A Baton Rouge taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you build a case, seek compensation, and hold the responsible parties liable after you suffered injuries in a taxi accident in the greater Baton Rouge area. Our team will discuss your accident case with you for free. If we believe your case has merit, we may take it on at no upfront out-of-pocket cost to you.
The Morris Bart law firm team in Baton Rouge may be able to help you recover a settlement or court payout if you were a fare-paying customer when the accident occurred or if a taxi driver caused an accident that involved your car.
Call (225) 341-5694 today to learn more about our services and to get started with a complimentary consultation.
Liability in a Taxicab Accident Case
In many Louisiana taxicab accident cases, we are able to file a claim or lawsuit against the taxi company to seek damages for our clients. This is possible because of Louisiana Civil Code § 2320. This section of code lays the foundation for vicarious liability in an accident case. A taxi company may be “vicariously liable,” or responsible, for the negligent acts of a driver who works for them.
This statute affects victims in a Baton Rouge accident because, when it applies, it is the taxi company that is the policyholder for the vehicle’s insurance and the taxi company that is the primary defendant in any personal injury lawsuit filed.
Building a Case Against the Taxicab Company
Depending on the available evidence in your case, we may be able to build an argument for compensation if we can prove the taxicab driver violated any traffic law or otherwise acted negligently, and this caused your accident.
In Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Taxicab Control Board is responsible for licensing and regulating taxicabs and several other types of vehicles. This agency has its own ordinances cab drivers must follow, in addition to other traffic laws. A violation of any of the East Baton Rouge Parish Code of Ordinances that led to an accident may also support a viable legal case against the taxicab company.
A Baton Rouge taxicab accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you gather evidence and build a case. Then, file your claim and represent you during settlement negotiations or in court if need be. Call today to learn if you may qualify.
For a free legal consultation with a Taxicab Accident lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Taxi Accident Claim
When our team goes to work on a Baton Rouge taxicab accident case, we will take steps to get to the bottom of what happened and who caused it to occur. Some evidence we may use to do this includes:
- The police crash report filed following the accident
- Physical evidence from the accident
- Eyewitness reports
- Expert testimony about the accident and your injuries
- Accident reconstruction data and reports
- A survey of the scene
- Photos or videos
- Data from the cab, or other evidence held by the taxicab company
- Post-accident drug and alcohol test results
- Your medical records and documentation of your treatment and prognosis
- Paperwork documenting your expenses
To learn more about how the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build a case on your behalf, call (225) 341-5694 today to speak for free with a member of our legal team.
Navigating the Legal Process to Seek Compensation
It may be possible to settle a taxicab accident case without going to court. Taxi companies must carry insurance on their vehicles, and it may be possible to file a claim and negotiate a just settlement by providing evidence:
- The taxicab driver acted in a careless or reckless manner, generally violating a traffic law, and caused your accident.
- The taxicab company is liable under Louisiana law.
- You incurred a certain value of related losses and expenses or will likely suffer these losses in the future because of the accident.
While out-of-court settlements do occur regularly, sometimes we have no choice but to take these cases to trial. Our trial lawyers know how to present an accident case in court. We will represent you to the judge and jury and argue for the compensation you deserve based on the evidence in your case.
However, Civil Code § 3492 only gives us one year following the date of your accident to work through this process and determine if we need to file a personal injury lawsuit. For this reason, and others, we like to get started as early as possible.
Damages Potentially Available in a Baton Rouge Accident Case
If we can hold the taxicab company liable for your accident injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you sustained because of the accident. This could include:
- Current and future accident-related medical expenses
- Additional related expenses
- Current and future missed wages from time away from work
- Diminished earning capacity if you do not return to work
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
We also take on wrongful death actions for qualifying surviving family members of taxicab accident victims who passed away because of the injuries they suffered in the accident. You can discuss this option with a member of our legal team during your initial consultation.
Contact a Baton Rouge Taxicab Accident Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in an accident involving a taxicab driver, a Baton Rouge taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you and pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit based on the facts of your claim.
You can speak with a member of the Morris Bart law firm by calling (225) 341-5694 for a free consultation.
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