A Gulfport taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you gather evidence and pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered in a taxicab accident.
We may be able to help both those who were cab passengers at the time of the accident as well as other motorists who were hit by a taxi. Recoverable damage in this type of case may include your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our Gulfport team, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 357-9621. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.
Proving Fault and Liability in a Gulfport Taxicab Accident
A Gulfport taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you file a claim and navigate the claims process to seek compensation for your injuries, expenses, and other harm if we believe you qualify.
If the responsible party’s insurance company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, we can take them to trial in a personal injury lawsuit.
Proving fault may require showing the taxicab driver committed negligence or identifying another party who caused your accident. Negligence occurs in many ways and may be a result of careless or reckless driving. For example, anytime a driver—professional or not—violates a traffic law, and this directly leads to an accident, they may be liable.
If you believe that another party’s negligence caused your accident, call the Morris Bart law firm at (228) 357-9621 today. A member of our Gulfport team is standing by to answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
For a free legal consultation with a Taxicab Accident lawyer serving Gulfport, call 800-537-8185
The Taxicab Company May Be Liable for Your Accident
When a taxicab driver’s negligence causes an accident while they are working, the liable party may actually be their employer.
This is due to the legal principle of respondeat superior. Also known as vicarious liability, this principle states that under state law, employers, including taxicab companies, may be responsible for their workers’ negligent actions while they are on the clock.
Vicarious liability is not the only way that a taxicab company may be liable for your accident. They may also be liable if the following actions caused or contributed to your accident:
- Failure to hire licensed drivers
- Failure to properly train their drivers
- Failure to maintain their vehicles
A Gulfport taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can investigate your case to determine if a taxicab company is liable for your injuries. If we determine that another party is liable, such as a negligent car mechanic or municipality, we may be able to pursue them for compensation instead.
Recoverable Damages in a Taxicab Accident Case
The damages that may be available in a Gulfport taxicab accident depend on the facts of what happened, your injuries, and your specific losses. In general, they may include:
Economic damages are the tangible expenses and losses an accident victim incurs as a direct result of the accident. They generally include both current losses and probable future losses as estimated using expert witness statements and other evidence. Some common accident-related expense and losses include:
- Medical care costs, treatment, support, medical devices, medications, and more
- Lost wages and benefits from the time you missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity caused by accident-related impairments
- Property damages
- Rental car costs
- Other miscellaneous expenses
Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages may also be available in your case. These damages can be harder to value because of their intangible nature. However, a Gulfport taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to gather evidence of your non-economic damages from sources such as medical expert testimony when we represent you.
Wrongful Death Damages
Tragically, an accident victim may pass away from their injuries in some cases. When this occurs, the surviving family members may be able to pursue a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit if your family member was killed due to another party’s negligence. To learn more, call us today.
Time Limits on Taking Legal Action in Mississippi
You may have a limited time to file a lawsuit in Mississippi. Under Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49, you generally have three years following an accident to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Failure to take legal action within this timeframe could result in your case being dismissed.
We can look into the deadlines that may apply to your case when we review the facts of what happened during a free case review with a member of our Gulfport team.
Call Morris Bart, LTD Today
A Gulfport taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek a payout for the losses you sustained after a traffic accident involving a taxicab. You can focus on recovering from your injuries while we handle all investigation, communications, paperwork, and deadlines in your case.
We represent accident victims on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning our clients do not pay for us attorney’s fees unless and until they recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of the Morris Bart law firm team, call us today at (228) 357-9621.
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