If you were hurt in a crash involving a taxicab in Irving, Texas, you may be able to build a case against the driver and their employer. An Irving taxicab accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to represent you and navigate the claims process on your behalf. If needed, our attorney can sue the liable parties and fight for the compensation you deserve based on your case’s facts.
Our team of attorneys will review the details of your Dallas County taxicab accident and explain your rights and legal options. We provide these free case reviews because we believe victims should know and understand their options for justice after another party makes them suffer significant losses. We may be able to handle your Irving taxicab accident claim.
We Help Our Clients Recover Compensation for Their Damages
The attorneys at Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., help clients seek and recover financial damages for their injuries, expenses, and losses after a taxicab accident. We may be able to help you get compensation if:
- You were a passenger in a taxicab when an accident occurred
- A cab driver hit your vehicle
- A taxi hit you while you were on your bicycle or on foot
While the damages victims suffer can vary from case to case, the types of damages tend to be similar and could include:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment and care costs
- Lost paychecks and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Additional expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
Our team helps clients identify and document the damages suffered and determine a fair settlement value for the case. We use this evidence to support our injury claim, demanding the insurance company representing the liable parties provide a fair payout.
Wrongful Death in an Irving Taxicab Accident
All too often, victims pass away from their traffic accident injuries. If this happened to your spouse, parent, or child, a wrongful death attorney from our team may be able to manage your case and recover compensation for you. While this will not take away the pain of losing your loved one, it may ease your financial burden and allow you to focus on your family and healing.
Proving Your Irving Taxicab Collision Case
In many ways, proving your Irving taxicab collision is just like any other traffic accident case. The Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., personal injury law attorneys will investigate what happened and gather evidence that could include:
- Photos and video footage
- Accident reconstruction
- The responding officer’s official police report
- Witness interviews
- Medical expert testimony
- Your relevant medical records
- Physical evidence
We use this evidence to prove the at-fault driver was negligent and is, therefore, liable for the accident and damages our client suffered. We need to use the proof of what happened to show:
- The driver had a duty to act in a way that would keep the victim safe.
- The driver failed to uphold that duty.
- Their actions caused the crash.
- Our client suffered harm because of the crash.
Proving these four elements of negligence allows us to demand an appropriate payout and negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies. We are not afraid to sue for a fair settlement if we need to. In fact, we are known for our willingness to sue large companies and fight them for fair compensation in personal injury cases. This includes everyone from Allstate to Walmart, both companies we have recently won against in court.
Under some circumstances, you may have a case against the taxicab company and its driver. This is because, according to the State Bar of Texas, vicarious liability applies when the injured party can prove two things:
- The cab driver was an employee of the company when the crash occurred; and
- The driver was within the course and scope of their job requirements when they caused the crash
Under these rules, almost every cab collision includes a vicariously liable company, assuming the taxicab driver is an employee and not a contract driver or owner-driver. We can assess the potentially liable parties in your case during your free consultation. When we can hold the taxicab company liable, we may be able to base your claim on a larger liability policy and recover payment.
Our attorneys work on contingency and do not charge a retainer for our clients. We want to ensure any accident victim can afford legal representation, not just those who have the money to pay a retainer and cover fees regardless of the case’s outcome.
Timeline to Sue a Taxicab Driver or Cab Company in Irving, Texas
We do not have to sue in every case we handle, but some crashes occur under circumstances that require a lawsuit. Sometimes, the behavior of other parties involved in a crash call for more action on our client’s behalf.
When we need to sue in a taxicab injury accident case, we must meet strict deadlines for suing. We must begin and file the paperwork to name the liable party or parties and notify them of the lawsuit within two years of the crash. This is under state law, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
If we represent you, we will ensure we know and acknowledge the statute of limitations and other deadlines in your case. To protect your right to seek and secure fair compensation, we will manage all deadlines as long as we are aware of your case in time to do so.
We Can Review Your Case for Free Today
The Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., taxicab collision attorneys will meet with you at no charge today. We can assess your legal options, explain your next steps, and discuss how we may be able to help you get justice and compensation. We can also answer your questions and help you understand our contingency fees.
You can reach our team for free today. Connect with us to get started with your free case review.