Do You Have Any Legal Rights If Injured On A Taxi, A Bus Or Other Common Transit Service In The State Of Florida?
Common carriers (city buses, transportation vans, trains and taxicabs) are held to a high standard in the State of Florida, and expected to exercise the highest degree of care and diligence for the safety of their passengers. Passengers, however, often sustain personal injuries while riding on common carriers, for a variety of reasons. While some common carriers may try to limit their liability by using signs, posters, and releases, such signs will generally not allow the carrier to escape liability if its driver acts negligently.
If you have been injured while riding on a bus, transportation van, train or taxicab in Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, here are some important points to remember:
See your doctor as soon as possible if you have suffered any injuries.
Retain copies of any documents (such as the boarding pass or receipt of ticket purchase) proving you purchased transportation on the carrier on the date of the accident.
If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident and the common carriers involved in the accident, as well as of any physically visible cuts, bruises, or scars you have suffered.
Try to obtain the name – as well as the driver license number, if possible – of the person who operated the vehicle in which you were the passenger when the accident happened.
Try to obtain the names and contact information of any people who witnessed or were also involved in the accident.
Do not discuss your case or accept any form of compensation from the common carrier or its insurance company. Acceptance of any form of compensation may waive your right to sue.
Consult an experienced Florida Personal Injury Law Firm. The skilled and experienced attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have been helping accident victims in Florida for more than three decades. Let us put that experience to work for you – we will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Contact the Common Carrier Accidents Help Center Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. at 1-800-Tell Robert for a free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.