People injured by Taxis or while riding in a taxi may have a claim against the taxi cab company employing the driver that caused their injury. In Florida a vehicle’s owner is liable for the negligence of a person driving their vehicle with the owner’s permission. This rule applies to taxi cab companies that employ fleets of drivers and makes the company responsible for all of its drivers.
If a taxi cab hits your car it will be treated as an ordinary auto accident case. Like any auto accident claim you must be able to establish liability and damages. That means you must prove that the other driver is at fault for the accident and that you suffered permanent injuries as a result of the accident.
If you have been injured in an auto accident involving a taxi cab we encourage you to seek legal advice about pursuing your claim. An attorney can help navigate the different aspects of your claim and make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries and the financial loss you may have sustained as a consequence of the accident.