A Biloxi taxicab accident lawyer may be able to seek compensation for you if you suffered injuries while riding in a taxicab or if a cab driver caused your traffic accident. We cannot accept every taxi accident case, but we may offer to represent you in your insurance claim or civil case if we believe we can help you secure a financial recovery.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm in Gulfport today by calling (228) 357-9621. Our team will review your case for free and explain your rights based on the details of your accident. Reach out to us to get started right away.
Taxi Companies May Be Liable for Crashes Caused by Their Cab Drivers
Under the Mississippi Civil Code, you may be able to pursue a case for compensation following a crash with a taxi in Harrison County if:
- You were a passenger in the taxicab when the accident occurred; or
- A taxicab driver caused your Biloxi traffic accident.
In most cases, you would not pursue compensation directly from the cab driver. Instead, you would file a claim based on the taxicab company’s liability insurance policy or a civil suit against the cab company itself. This is possible because they are likely vicariously liable for their employees’ actions under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Since the taxi driver was working when the accident occurred, their employer is most likely responsible.
According to the U.S. Law Network, Inc., there are three additional reasons why this might be the case in addition to respondeat superior. This includes negligent entrustment, negligent hiring or retention, and negligent supervision. Any of these could also apply in a taxicab crash.
While the steps required to assign liability may differ somewhat from most traffic accident cases, the investigation itself will likely look similar to most other cases. You will need to be able to show that:
- The driver acted carelessly or recklessly and caused the accident; and
- You suffered injuries and losses as a result.
If we accept your case and represent you, we will handle this process on your behalf. We will gather the available evidence, enlist the help of experts when needed, prove your damages, and protect your rights. We will fight for your best interests, seeking the compensation you may be entitled to pay for your medical care and other losses.
To learn more or find out if you qualify to take legal action, contact our office today to speak with a team member in our Gulfport office.
For a free legal consultation with a Taxicab Accident lawyer serving Biloxi, call (228) 357-9621
Our Law Office Works on a Contingency Basis for Accidents with Taxis
If we agree to represent you in your case, a Biloxi taxicab accident lawyer will take on your claim based on contingency. This means we will not ask for a retainer or any other upfront payment to secure our services. We will use our firm’s financial resources to cover the cost of your case, including:
- Investigating your accident
- A survey of the accident scene
- Obtaining documents
- Accident reconstruction
- Paying expert witnesses
- Filing your claim
- Preparing for and going to court, if necessary
You will not need to pay us anything during this time. We will only get paid attorneys fees if we secure a financial recovery on your behalf through an insurance settlement or civil court award. We will take our fees from the compensation before forwarding the rest to you, so you will never need to worry about this step of the process.
We provide legal services to traffic accident victims across the Gulf South. We have 15 offices to serve Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, including our Gulfport office that provides legal services in Biloxi.
You can speak to a team member from the Morris Bart law firm about your taxicab accident case now by calling (228) 357-9621.
Pursuing Compensation for Damages Suffered in Taxicab Accidents
It may be possible to secure a settlement from the taxi company’s insurance carrier following an accident with a taxicab in Biloxi. This is one of the most common ways our team secures compensation for our clients. The cab company does not want the added expenses, media coverage, or distraction of going to trial, and neither does their insurer.
However, we will not agree to a settlement offer that does not fairly compensate you just so we can avoid a personal injury lawsuit. If we represent you, we will seek a fair settlement offer that covers your damages that we documented during our accident investigation.
This may include:
- Current and future medical care, including treatment and any related costs
- Current lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, such as vehicle repairs
- Out-of-pocket costs already paid
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages
Per Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49, we usually only have three years from the date of your injury to file a civil suit in Harrison County or another applicable civil court. If we miss the deadline set by this statute of limitations, we may not be able to secure a settlement. For this reason, we try to reach an agreement with the insurer or file a civil suit before this date arrives.
Get Help from a Taxicab Accident Attorney in Biloxi Today
A Biloxi taxicab accident lawyer might be able to take legal action on your behalf if you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a cab driver or while riding in a taxi. We know how to assign liability and develop this type of case, taking steps to reach a fair out-of-court agreement or filing a personal injury lawsuit against the cab company if that becomes necessary.
You can discuss your case with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm by calling (228) 357-9621. We have someone standing by who can evaluate your case now.
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