On Thursday, July 30, a pedestrian was killed in a fatal hit and run accident in Miami. Miami police report that the driver struck a man on Biscayne Boulevard near Northeast Fourth Street. The cab itself was later found further down Biscayne Boulevard. Police found luggage in the street near the accident that is believed to belong to the victim. The driver works for Yellow Cab Company and has retained an attorney following the accident. His name is not yet being revealed, but his attorney has reached out to news outlets and claims his client is innocent. The driver, he states, does not have a criminal record and did not cause the accident. Police are investigating the matter and ask that anyone with information come forward.
What to Do When Involved in a Taxi Cab Related Accident
Taxi cabs are a common mode of transportation in South Florida. Taxis can offer reliable transportation for visitors and provide a safe means of transport for intoxicated drivers. However, aggressive taxi drivers increase the rate of taxi cab accidents in Miami. Taxi cab drivers have been known to be involved in the following types of accidents:
- Collisions with other cars
- Collisions with trucks
- Rear end accidents
- Head on accidents
- Accidents with bicyclists
- Accidents with pedestrians
Often, taxi cab drivers are involved in at-fault accidents due to one of the following factors:
- Exhausted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Failure to comply with rules and regulations
If you are involved in an accident with a taxi cab, it is recommended that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible, particularly if you suffered injuries in the accident. Taxi cab companies will carry large insurance policies. Each taxi cab driver is licensed, bonded, and insured, and the taxi cab company is as well. Accordingly, your chance of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries suffered due to a negligent cab driver is high. However, the taxi company and their insurance provider will take steps to attempt to deny or mitigate your claim. Your attorney will prove vital in advocating for your position and obtaining compensation for your damages sustained in the accident.
Injured taxi cab accident victims may be eligible to receive reimbursement for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long term disability, rehabilitation, and more. If your loved one was killed due to the actions of a taxi cab driver, you may be able to file a wrongful death action that could obtain compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of inheritance, emotional pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and much more. Your attorney will evaluate your case and explain your recovery options.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano: Over 130 Years of Collective Experience
Taxi cabs are generally a safe and reliable means of transportation. If the taxi cab driver acts in a negligent manner, however, serious injuries can result. If you or a family member has been injured in a taxi cab accident, the Miami Personal Injury Attorneys at Greenberg Stone and Urbano are here to help. For over 130 collective years, we have assisted accident victims in bringing personal injury as well as wrongful death claims across South Florida. Our dedication to providing superior legal services and client centered approach has earned us an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and recognition as one of South Florida’s top firms by the Miami Herald. Allow our exceptional attorneys to provide you with excellence of legal services. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.