Injured in a Taxi accident? Here’s what you need to know.
The first and most important thing is your health
– it’s important to get medical treatment right away and follow the advice of your doctor and any other medical specialists that are part of your recovery. Not only will these treatment providers get you back on the road to better health, they also write reports and take notes on your injuries which may be important in getting you the compensation you deserve. Even if you feel fine after an accident, it’s important to get assessed by a medical professional right away. It may take hours, days, or weeks to realize the full extent of your injuries. The longer you wait to see your doctor, the more difficult it can be to prove that your injuries are a direct result of the accident. Your family doctor will be able to provide a complete report. Don’t have a family doctor? Find one here
Collecting information and gathering evidence
– if you are able, be sure to get contact information from all drivers involved (including your taxi driver), take as many photographs as you can, talk to eyewitnesses, and file a police report. If you aren’t able to get this information at the time of the accident, that’s okay too. It is common for accident victims to be injured or in a state of shock at the scene and unable to gather evidence. The good news is that our experienced Personal Injury lawyers are experts at gathering information after the fact, and you can still make an injury claim. The sooner you talk to an experienced Taxi Accident Lawyer, the better. From a practical standpoint, it is a lot easier to gather evidence and locate witnesses in the days and weeks following an accident while memories are still clear.
The insurance company of the at-fault driver may contact you in the hopes of settling the claim quickly and for the lowest amount possible
. You are under no obligation to speak to their insurance adjusters right away. Prior to talking with anyone from the at-fault person’s insurance company, contact a Personal Injury lawyer to find out exactly what you are entitled to receive for compensation. Do your research and make sure you choose a lawyer who understands how taxi accident claims really work. At Litco Law, it won’t cost you a thing to speak with a lawyer. If you choose to pursue a claim, our fees are a percentage of your compensation and we’ll cover all the costs of collecting evidence until your case is resolved, meaning we don’t get paid unless and until you get paid. If we don’t recover money for you, you won’t owe us anything. Even if you don’t make a claim, by speaking with a Calgary Taxi Accident lawyer you may discover that you are legally entitled to accident benefits and compensation for lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, or disability.