An Allen taxicab accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to help you pursue monetary damages if you were hurt while riding in a taxi or in a collision that a cab driver caused. Our team serving Collin County seeks compensation for clients’ injuries, bills, financial losses, pain and suffering, and more.
Our attorneys provide free consultations for crash victims and their families. We are here to help you understand your rights and get justice based on your accident’s details. We will discuss your legal choices for compensation and how we can help you meet your goals for free today.
Pursuing Compensation After an Allen, TX, Taxicab Collision
Whether you were hurt as a paying passenger in a taxicab or a cab driver hit your car, an attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to help you take action. You may be able to recover compensation for the damages you suffered by filing:
- An insurance claim based on a liability policy
- A civil lawsuit against the liable parties
Either of these actions could allow you to seek money to cover the expenses and losses you experienced because of your injuries. This could include:
- Economic costs, such as medical bills, property damage, and related expenses
- Future expenses, such as ongoing care and treatment costs
- Financial losses, such as missed wages and reduced ability to earn in the future
- Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, mental distress, and reduced earning capacity
Your lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., will determine a value for your case after completing an investigation of what happened, who is liable, and how much you lost based on your recoverable damages. We will use this value to negotiate a fair settlement or show the jury how much your case is worth.
Taking Action if Your Loved One Died from Their Injuries
If your spouse, parent, or child died from injuries suffered in a crash involving a taxicab, a wrongful death attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to help you seek additional damages. In addition to recovering money for the estate that includes medical bills, property damage, and other costs, qualifying family members may be able to pursue:
- Income the decedent previously earned
- Household services the deceased performed
- Intangible damages family members suffered
- Other economic and non-economic losses
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., Fights for Compensation for Our Clients
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., our attorneys have a reputation for not settling for less than our clients deserve. Our willingness to sue and go to trial against big names—from Allstate to Walmart—is widely known across Texas. If we work on your case, you can count on us to fight for justice and fair compensation.
All our attorneys work on contingency. As a personal injury law firm representing injured parties, we understand you are facing enough financial stress and loss as it is. We do not ask for any money up front. We use our resources to build and proceed with your case and charge you attorney’s fees only if we secure a payout for you.
Building a Case After an Allen, TX, Taxicab Crash
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., represents clients injured in a taxicab crash, including the following circumstances:
- Taxi passengers injured in a crash
- Those hit in their own vehicle by a taxicab driver
- Pedestrians and cyclists hit by a cab driver
When we manage one of these cases, we investigate what happened and prove who caused the crash. To do this, we may use evidence including:
- Accident reconstruction
- Witness statements
- Surveys of the accident scene
- Video or photographs
- The responding officer’s report
- Physical evidence, including vehicle damage
- Relevant medical records
- Proof of damages
Like other types of traffic accidents, proving fault requires us to show that negligence occurred. There are four elements to negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
- Harm (damages)
For example, imagine you were in an Allen taxicab when the driver failed to yield while turning left. Another vehicle hit the cab. We would need evidence to show:
- The taxicab driver had a duty to yield on the green light before turning across the intersection.
- They failed to do so.
- This failure was the cause of the crash.
- You suffered injuries and financial damages.
This evidence would prove the cab driver was at fault in the crash. So, do we sue the driver or file a claim based on their insurance? Well, maybe. But there may be another liable party. According to the State Bar of Texas, their employer—the taxicab company—may also be vicariously liable.
If the driver was an employee and acting within the “course and scope” of their job, the legal doctrine of respondeat superior might apply. This would allow us to pursue damages from the company and their insurer instead of the individual driver.
It is important to consider your legal options and how to recover the compensation you need to pay for your treatment and other bills as early in the process as possible. There is limited time to begin a lawsuit under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. Generally speaking, you will only have up to two years from the date the collision occurred. The sooner we get started, the more evidence may be available to support your claim.
Talk with Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., About Your Allen, TX, Accident Today for Free
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., our attorneys provide complimentary initial consultations for victims of taxicab accidents. We will review your case with you for free to ensure you understand your legal rights and options. We will outline how we would approach your case, the services we provide, how our fees work, and other ways we may be able to help you get the outcome you need and deserve based on the facts of your case.
Connect with our team today by reaching out to request your free case review in Allen.