Fighting for Your Rights When You Have Been Injured in a Crash
Atlanta’s congested roadways can have hundreds of taxicabs on them at any one time, rushing to pick up and drop off passengers. Like other vehicles on our busy streets, cabs are not immune from dangerous accidents that result in serious injuries. If you were hurt in a crash involving a taxi, whether as a passenger or while riding in another car, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if negligence by the cab driver was a factor.
Our well-qualified attorneys at The Stoddard Firm have years of experience assisting clients in taxi accident and other motor vehicle crash cases. We can review the details of your accident and advise you whether you may have a claim for damages. If you do, we will fight assertively for your rights and interests.
Our Hardworking Attorneys Seek Maximum Settlements
When you choose The Stoddard Firm to handle your taxi accident claim, you are choosing attorneys with extensive experience and a winning track record of recovery. Matt Stoddard, the firm’s founder, has practiced law in Atlanta for over 15 years and has in-depth knowledge of Georgia personal injury law and the local court system. The firm has won tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in motor vehicle accident cases and other matters. We pursue maximum settlements for our clients, but we are always prepared to go to trial if a fair settlement is not forthcoming. When you work with our firm . . .
You will be treated with compassion and respect.
Your questions and concerns will be responsively addressed.
You will always know the status and next steps in your case.
You are not a number at our firm and will never be treated as such. You are a human being who is suffering through a difficult time physically and emotionally, and we want to help you.
Our attorney team will be here for you every step of the way, working hard to get you the compensation to which you are entitled when you have been the victim of another party’s negligence.
How Our Taxi Accident Attorneys Can Help You
We’ll Pursue Compensation While You Recuperate
Recuperation should be on the forefront of your mind after sustaining injuries in a taxicab crash. You should not have to expend your time and energy trying to figure out the confusing claim filing process and fighting with big insurance companies for payment. We will do that for you, handling the process of getting you compensation for your damages from start to finish.
Our Atlanta taxi accident lawyers will:
Investigate the evidence. We will gather and examine the police report, eyewitness statements, and other data to establish who was responsible for the accident.
File the paperwork.We will fill out and file all the complicated insurance claim paperwork.
Calculate the value of your claim. Our attorneys will assess all of your losses and costs, including those you may have in the future, to arrive at a dollar amount to pursue.
Negotiate with insurers. We will aggressively and skillfully negotiate for a fair settlement with the at-fault party (or parties) and their insurance company.
Represent you in court. While our goal is to settle your claim through negotiations, if a reasonable settlement offer is not forthcoming, we will put our powerful litigation prowess to work for you at trial.
In short, when you trust us with your case, you can breathe easy in the knowledge that you will receive the effective and knowledgeable legal guidance that you deserve during this trying time of your life.
Damages Our Taxi Accident Attorney May Recover
We Pursue Maximum Compensation for Injury Victims
Damages are the losses that you have suffered. Generally, the worse your injuries, the more damages you can claim and, consequently, the more compensation you may recover.
You could receive both economic and non-economic damages in your taxi accident claim. Economic damages are those that are more easily measurable, such as the amount of your doctor bills. Non-economic damages are those losses that are less quantifiable, such as how the accident and your injuries have affected you emotionally.
Types of damages in taxi accident cases may include payment for:
Current and future medical bills
Assistance with basic tasks of daily living
Lost wages and benefits
Future lost income if you can’t work at the same level
Pain and suffering
Mental and emotional anguish
Lost enjoyment of life
Punitive damages in cases of egregious negligence.
The damages you claim will be based on the specific factors in your case. We can help you determine your losses—including what the accident is costing you now and may continue to cost in the future—and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Atlanta Taxi Accident Lawyer Answers Frequently Asked Questions
Like many people in similar situations, when you’ve been hurt in a taxi accident caused by another party’s negligence you probably have many questions about your rights and what to do next. Below we address some of the more common questions we get about these types of accidents.
How do you prove negligence and fault?
To prove negligence, we will thoroughly investigate the evidence to show that the taxi driver (and/or other party) owed you a duty of care; they failed in that duty; because of their failure you were injured; and you sustained damages due to your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations for filing taxi accident injury claims?
There is typically a two-year statute of limitations in Georgia for filing personal injury lawsuits but there are exceptions making the timeline longer or shorter depending on your particular circumstances. While two years may seem like a long time, you should file as soon as possible if you are considering a claim. Evidence can become lost or damaged if you wait, which can negatively affect the strength of your case.
How much does it cost to hire an injury lawyer from your firm?
Because our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, you do not pay anything up front when you hire our firm. We get paid a percentage of the settlement or verdict we secure for you. We also provide free initial consultations so you can learn whether you may have a case without making a financial commitment.
The insurance company made me a settlement offer. Should I accept it?
It is to your benefit to have an Atlanta, GA truck accident law firm review any offer that you receive. Insurers often make offers intended to quickly settle claims, but their first offer is typically not their best. Once you sign it, you may well be out of luck when it comes to getting the amount of money you really need. When you work with us, we will handle all communications and negotiations with insurers as we seek to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your circumstances.
I lost a family member in a taxi accident. Can I sue?
Traffic data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that nearly 1,800 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the most recent year reported. When crashes that take lives are due to negligence, including those involving taxis, eligible survivors of people who are killed can file wrongful death claims for damages that may include funeral and burial costs, lost wages of the deceased, loss of companionship and care, and more.
To get answers to questions specific to your situation, reach out directly to our law firm.
How Taxi Accidents Happen
We Will Investigate the Cause of Your Accident to Establish Who is Liable
There are various ways taxi accidents can happen. Crashes can occur due to:
Aggressive, distracted, or drunk driving by cab drivers or drivers of other vehicles
Inadequate training or poor vetting of taxi drivers by cab companies
Poorly maintained or designed roadways
Defective auto parts and equipment
Incorrect maintenance or repair of taxis.
When a crash happens, someone is responsible for it. That party can be held liable if they were driving negligently and caused injuries or property damage.
Liability for Taxi Injury Accidents
Who may be held liable for your injury accident depends on how it happened. Sometimes more than one party may be named in a claim.
It could be the driver of the taxi you were riding in, or the driver of the taxi who hit you while you were in another car, on a bicycle, or a pedestrian. Some cab drivers are independent contractors, but some work for taxi services. If the driver of the cab involved in your accident works for a taxi service, the employer may also be held responsible, depending on the facts. The company may not have adequately trained the driver, the driver may be pressured to work long hours, or proper maintenance may not have been performed on company cars.
There are many factors we will look at to determine whether the cab company as well as the taxi driver may be held liable.
If the driver of another vehicle contributed to the accident, that driver may be liable. If a part or equipment on the taxi (or another vehicle that was involved) was not working properly and caused the crash, the part manufacturer or shop tasked with repairs could be at fault. Government agencies responsible for maintaining safe roadways can be named in claims when they fail in their duty and hazardous road conditions cause accidents. If you need legal assistance in such cases, consider consulting with an experienced Atlanta, Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer to protect your rights and seek compensation..
As you can see, determining blame in a taxi accident can be complex. Our attorneys have the extensive experience required to investigate the facts, establish fault, and negotiate or litigate desired outcomes.
Contact Our Taxi Accident Lawyers in Atlanta for Help
If you have been injured in a taxi accident that you believe was caused by the cab driver or another party, reach out to us today. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the laws governing taxi accidents. We will carefully examine the circumstances of the crash and advise you about the possible strength of your case. We are highly successful in holding negligent parties accountable for the harm that they cause.
Arrange a free consultation with an experienced taxi injury lawyer from The Stoddard Firm by calling 470-467-2200.
Attorney Matt Stoddard
Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]
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