Taxi accidents in Miami are actually less frequent than car accident and other types of traffic accidents in the city. Part of the reason may because taxi drivers usually are screened by taxicab companies and have extensive experience on the roads. They also tend to receive more training than the average motorist. However, taxi accidents still do occur. If you have been injured in a taxi accident in Miami, it is important to note that taxis are exempt from the no-fault rule in Florida. This means that you do not have to prove fault in order to pursue a legal claim if you've been injured in a taxi cab accident.
If you have been injured while a passenger in a taxi in Miami, you may want to seek out a local personal injury attorney to investigate your accident in order to pursue the fairest claim for your lost income, injuries, pain and suffering, and other costs. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has worked for more than 25 years, representing thousands of personal injury claimants across South Florida and recovering more than $25 million on behalf of victims. They have access to a wide range of resources to help you with head injuries, back injuries, soft tissue injuries, and the other injuries which are common in traffic accidents in Miami.
Why Taxi Accidents in Miami Are Different Than Car Accidents
One reason why it is so important to hire a personal injury attorney in Miami if you've been injured in a taxi collision is because these types of traffic accident cases are different than most car accident claims. For example, these types of accidents tend to have a higher valuation than traditional car accidents. Also, these types of accidents usually require careful investigation. An experienced personal injury attorney will generally investigate the taxi driver's background. If a previous criminal record or prior traffic violation is found, this can make it harder for the insurance company to defend the driver and can make it easier for the victim to get fair compensation for their injuries.
Injuries in Taxicab Accidents
Taxi accidents also tend to involve serious injuries. In many cases, passengers in taxis choose not to wear seatbelts and taxi drivers may not enforce the wearing of seatbelts. Taxis are also often involved in higher speed accidents, since taxis try to get fares from one destination to another quickly. These two factors can make injuries in these traffic accidents severe. Soft tissue injuries, fractures, and head injuries are common types of injuries in this type of traffic accident.
Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to find out how our legal team can assist you. Our legal team has handled multiple traffic accident cases across South Florida and has helped thousands of personal injury victims seek dignified and quality care for their injuries. Whether you have sustained a head injury, burns, or other catastrophic injury in a taxicab accident, you do have rights. You do not have to go through the process alone. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case.