You do not expect to get into an accident when you ride in a taxicab, but if it happens, you may want a Tampa taxicab accident lawyer who knows how to handle these complicated cases. There might be multiple liable parties, like the cab driver and the taxi company.
There could be more than one insurance carrier for the driver and cab company, as well. The liability insurers might blame each other’s insured party for the collision. Luckily, you do not have to sort out these insurance or liability issues.
When Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers represent you in your injury claim, you can focus on resting and getting better while we take care of your legal matters. Also, if your close relative died from a crash that involved a taxicab, we might be able to go after additional compensation on behalf of the legal beneficiaries.
You will work directly with a partner at our law firm. We care about our clients. We are proud to treat our clients like friends and family. You can call us today at (813) 879-3719 to get started.
The initial consultation is free. In fact, you will not have to pay upfront legal fees to get our help. We handle car accident cases, including taxicab collisions, on a contingent fee basis. This means that we get paid out of the settlement proceeds when we win, not out of your pocket at the beginning of the case.
The Settlement Value of a Tampa Taxicab Accident Injury Claim
Most cases settle without having to go to trial, but we cannot estimate how much your settlement might be until we talk to you and investigate your injury case. The amount of compensation you could recover will depend on the facts of your situation. Another person who sat next to you in your Tampa taxicab might have a much higher or lower injury claim valuation than you.
Here are some of the types of money damages we have won for our clients:
You have a financial loss if you did not get paid, for all (or part) of the time that you were out of work because of your injuries. This loss can include lost wages, salary, self-employment, and other forms of regular income.
Decreased Earning Capacity
If you have residual problems when you go back to work, you might need to reduce your hours or take a lower-paying position. For example, you might not have the strength to work a full shift or your job might require you to do something you can no longer do (like lifting heavy boxes after a back injury).
After a severe injury, some people can never work again to support themselves, even after they complete their medical treatment. A person in this situation has a substantial financial loss.
Typically, you can recover the reasonable cost of the medical treatment you needed for your injuries. These costs can include things like:
- The ambulance
- Emergency room or trauma center
- Rehabilitation facility
- Physical therapy
- Blood transfusions
- Diagnostic procedures
- Prescription drugs
After a catastrophic injury like spinal cord damage, some people can no longer live independently. They need daily assistance with medical treatments and personal care.
One of the types of intangible loss after a collision is pain and suffering. This term refers to the physical pain and emotional distress of getting hurt. Other non-economic damages include things like disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.
Every case is different. We can talk to you and find out about the losses you experienced, so we can include them in your injury compensation claim. A Tampa taxicab accident lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can go after the party responsible for the collision that injured you.
You can call us today at (813) 879-3719 to find out how we can help you.
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Four Things to Do After a Taxicab Accident in Tampa
We assume that you already got medical attention for your injuries. If not, you should go right away to the emergency room, urgent care center, or your doctor for a thorough trauma evaluation. Your injuries stand the best chance of healing well with prompt, professional medical intervention.
Also, you might have hidden injuries that have not yet developed symptoms. Broken bones, neck injuries, brain bleeds, and other types of internal bleeding can take days to display signs—even though the damage might worsen during that time. Sometimes the first indication of an injury like internal bleeding is that the patient has a medical crisis.
Your medical records will be essential evidence that shows the severity of your injuries. Those records also establish a critical link between the accident and the harm you suffered. If you wait too long to go to the doctor or emergency room, the defendant could argue that you got hurt from something else, not the collision.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer
Time is your enemy after an accident because critical evidence can disappear in a matter of days. The liability insurer of the cab driver and taxi company will start working immediately on trying to find ways to deny your claim. You do not want to give them a lengthy head start.
Take a Break from Social Media
Anything that you post on social media could hurt your injury claim, even if the photograph or comment is not about the accident. For example, if you post a picture of yourself looking happy at an event with friends, the defendant could argue that you are exaggerating the amount of pain you have.
Finish Your Medical Treatment
If you do not complete all of your prescribed treatment, the defendant might try to pay you less money. He might argue that you would have healed better with all of the therapy. Of course, if there is a valid reason to discontinue a treatment, like an allergic reaction, you will want to contact your doctor immediately.
Florida gives you a specific amount of time to file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your losses under Florida Statutes §95.11. The American Bar Association affirms that if you miss the deadline, you can lose the right to seek money damages from the person whose carelessness hurt you.
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Getting Legal Help for Your Tampa Taxicab Accident Case
If you want representation that treats you like family, a Tampa taxicab accident lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers could be right for you. You can call (813) 879-3719 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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