Who Will Pay My Medical Bills If I'm Hit by an ATX Co-op Taxi | Austin Injury Lawyers
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ATX Co-op Taxi describes itself as “an organization of taxi drivers” in the Austin area. This image, and the company’s name itself, brings to mind a harmonious collective designed to provide Austin taxi passengers with peaceful rides around Austin. However, ATX Co-op Taxi is like any other cab business, and when accidents happen, it is unlikely that it will be amenable to large settlements with those affected.
If you were hit by an ATX Co-op Taxi, you may be wondering where you can seek compensation for you injuries. Medical bills can be inordinately high, and both ATX Co-op Taxi and the driver’s personal insurance may try to shirk liability onto your own personal insurance.
However, there are ways to recover from the cab company or the driver, and you should not feel as though you need to pay for your own medical bills if you weren’t at fault in the accident.
If you or a loved one was recently involved in an accident with an ATX Co-op driver, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Austin taxi accident attorneys.
ATX Co-op Taxi requires its drivers to comply with Austin city ordinances. Austin requires taxi drivers to carry personal insurance coverage for the contingency of any accidents that may occur. However, this accident coverage is low, maxing out at $300,000 per accident. If the accident you were involved in was serious, it is unlikely that the driver’s personal insurance will cover the full extent of your medical bills and vehicle repairs.
ATX Co-op Taxi, like all taxi companies in Austin, designates its drivers as independent contractors. However, when a taxi driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or has a passenger currently in their taxi, ATX Co-op Taxi does assume some liability for the actions of its driver. If this is the case when you were involved in an accident, you may be able to recover from both the taxi driver and ATX Co-op Taxi.
Evidence of Liability
After an accident, the most important thing to do is make sure you get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. Treating injuries immediately will help prevent long-lasting side effects stemming from the accident and will increase your likelihood of recover.
However, some injuries from car accidents don’t present themselves for weeks or even months after the event, so it will be essential that you make proactive efforts to minimize the damages from the accident. Medical bills will also be important evidence when you have to prove to insurance companies what your claim is worth.
It will also be important to speak with any individuals who witnessed the accident. This may mean both bystanders and the other driver, as well as any passengers they were currently transporting.
Speak with the driver and passengers about what role ATX Co-op Taxi played. Was the driver merely driving on their own time, or were they working a shift? Mounting a successful claim against ATX Co-op Taxi will be difficult, but having important facts like these may increase your odds of financial recovery.
Our Austin Taxi Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Austin taxi accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that a taxi accident victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our Austin taxi accident lawyers.
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