A taxicab accident lawyer in Montgomery from the Morris Bart law office may be able to help you build a case and pursue compensation based on your taxicab accident and injuries. In many cases, it is possible for you to recover money damages for your lost pay, medical bills, pain, and more.
When we work with a client, we prepare their case, sue the taxi company on their behalf if needed, and take other steps to protect their rights. Our lawyers are contingency-fee firm attorneys, and our team provides free case evaluations.
Pursuing Compensation after a Montgomery Taxicab Collision
Victims of Montgomery taxicab accidents may be able to develop a case that proves the taxicab company and driver are liable for the accident and their injuries and take action to recover compensation based on that case. This usually involves filing an insurance claim with their insurer, presenting evidence, and demanding a payout based on the proven damages.
Financial recovery could include many types of expenses and losses, including:
- Current medical bills
- Future cost of treatment and care for accident injuries
- Expenses related to injuries, treatment, care, and support
- Long-term care costs for catastrophic injuries
- Lost wages
- Reduced capacity to earn
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other documented expenses or losses
Our Montgomery taxicab accident attorneys also review wrongful death car accidents and represent families whose loved ones died in this type of collision. We can discuss your case with you for free if a family member died from taxicab accident injuries in our service area.
For a free legal consultation with a Taxicab Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
It May Be Possible to Hold a Cab Driver and Taxi Company Responsible
Additionally, if the driver works for a taxi company, the company itself may be vicariously liable. This occurs because of case law that establishes a concept known as “respondeat superior.”
According to the 1929 case St. Louis-San Francisco Ry. Co. v. Robbins, in part, “a master is responsible for the acts of his servant or agent done within the scope of his employment, and in the course thereof within the line of his duty … ”
This means that, as long as the taxicab driver is working at the time of the accident, the taxi company may be responsible for any injuries and losses the driver caused.
With vicarious liability, the insurance claim is usually filed with the insurer representing the cab company, and there is an effort to recover compensation based on the victim’s damages. If the insurer will not negotiate or if a settlement that compensates the victim fairly is not possible, suing the cab company may be necessary.
Alabama’s Statute of Limitations
In general, accident victims will likely have only up to two years to sue those responsible for their accident. Ala. Code § 6-2-38 gives most people injured in an Alabama collision two years to file the paperwork to begin a lawsuit.
There are some exceptions, but you cannot count on this extending your time to act. Instead, get started as early as you can.
You can learn more about your case, how our taxicab accident lawyers in Montgomery may be able to help, and what to do next during a free case consultation with our team. We want to discuss your case with you to determine your rights and the strength of your case.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, Represents Taxicab Accident Victims
A Montgomery taxicab accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm helps taxicab collision victims seek money damages based on the facts of their case. This could involve:
- Being a rider in the cab when the accident occurred
- In a collision caused by the cab driver
- Getting hit by a cab driver while crossing the street or otherwise in a pedestrian accident
When we represent a taxicab accident victim, we investigate the collision to learn:
- Who was involved
- What happened
- What caused the accident
- The losses our client experienced as a result
We gather evidence, such as the police report and witness statements, but we may also call in an accident reconstructionist and other experts who can help us gain insight into what occurred. We need to prove negligence and liability with solid evidence. Without this, we cannot secure financial recovery for our client.
We will also collect evidence to confirm the value of our client’s case during this time. This will allow us to determine a fair settlement value and give us proof of expenses, if necessary, at trial.
While it is important to note that every case is different, and we cannot guarantee success, we help thousands of accident victims secure a financial recovery each year. Of our recent car accident settlements and trial verdicts, some of the top traffic accident payouts include:
- $852,845 for neck, back, and facial injuries
- $580,000 for cervical disc injuries
- $475,000 for neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 for a lower back injury
Our law firm has a Montgomery location, and our staff there will review your case for free for you. This is one of 15 locations that serve the Gulf South, including all areas of Alabama, in addition to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Speak With a Team Member Today About Your Montgomery Taxicab Accident
A taxicab accident lawyer in Montgomery from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you build a case against the cab company and driver, and recover monetary damages on your behalf.
You can reach the Morris Bart law firm’s Montgomery location now by phone or through our online contact form. We have someone standing by to evaluate your collision and answer your questions during your complimentary consultation.
Questions?Call (334) 523-0664
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