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Did you or a family member suffer injuries in a car accident involving a taxi in St. Petersburg, FL? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your personal pain and suffering. A St. Petersburg taxi accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Collectively, our lawyers have over 119 years of experience handling complex personal injury claims like car accidents in St. Petersburg, uber accidents, Lyft accidents, bus accidents, St. Petersburg train accidents, and more.

We have the resources to help you recover the meaningful financial compensation you need to get back on your feet again. If you need help proving your case, contact our law offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, to schedule a free consultation today at (727) 314-5988.

How Can Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Help With a Taxi Accident Claim in St. Petersburg?

How Can Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Help With a Taxi Accident Claim in St. Petersburg?

Like any motor vehicle accident, most taxi accidents are preventable. They occur because someone was careless. If you were injured, you shouldn’t have to pay the financial price, as well.  Our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys can help you recover the money you need to get you through this difficult time.

We’ve devoted our entire legal practice to helping injured clients recover fair compensation. Our primary goal is to maximize your financial award.

Our legal team can help to do this by:

  • Launching an investigation into the circumstances of your accident
  • Determining who was liable for your injuries
  • Identifying all sources of bodily injury liability insurance coverage
  • Protecting you if you’re blamed for the accident
  • Working with leading experts when they can strengthen your case
  • Handling all negotiations with the insurance companies and defense teams
  • Representing you in court if the insurance offer isn’t fair

It’s never too early to start learning about your legal options after an accident. Our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers offer a free case review, and we work on a contingency fee basis–so you don’t have to worry about any up-front costs.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover if I Was Injured in a Taxi Accident in St. Petersburg?

Filing a lawsuit can be difficult and time-consuming. Most people want to know how much their personal injury case is worth before starting the legal process. 

The unsatisfying answer is: it depends. The value of any personal injury claim depends on the nature of your injuries and the unique ways that the injury will impact your life.

Factors that are relevant in assessing your case value include:

  • The cost of your medical treatment and other expenses
  • The amount of your lost wages
  • How the injury will impact your future earning potential
  • Damage to your quality of life and lifestyle changes made necessary by the injury
  • The physical and mental suffering you have endured
  • Whether your actions contributed to the accident

Most personal injury cases are settled with the insurance company out of court. While filing an insurance claim is the most common way to recover compensation, it’s by no means an easy process. The insurance company may go to great lengths to minimize your damages–especially if your injuries were severe.

To learn more about how an experienced attorney can protect you, contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims in Taxi Accident Cases?

The compensation you recover in a personal injury case is referred to as your “damages”. There are two primary types of damages that you can recover: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Your economic damages are your financial losses, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Nursing care 
  • Property damage

Your non-economic damages are the intangible losses you suffer due to the accident and injury, including:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium, or damage to relationships

You only have one chance to recover full compensation for all of your losses. Our lawyers can help you identify and document the losses you have incurred. We can also help you assess the value of your difficult-to-value personal losses.

You can schedule your free case review today. Just call our personal injury law firm in St. Petersburg to speak with a lawyer who can help.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Causing a Taxi Accident in Florida?

Accident claims are rarely cut-and-dry. Multiple parties can share fault for the same accident. Unless you were a taxi passenger at the time of the crash, it’s likely that someone will try to blame you for contributing to the accident.

That doesn’t mean you’ll lose your right to recover damages. Under Florida’s modified comparative fault laws, liability is divided between all parties who share fault. If you’re partly responsible, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you’re mostly responsible, you can’t recover compensation.

It isn’t a perfect system. If you’re being blamed for an accident, it’s important to have a lawyer in your corner to help minimize the impact of the shared fault rules. Otherwise, you risk walking away with less money than you really deserve.

Our Taxi Accident Attorneys Will Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Car accidents involving taxi cabs often cause serious injuries. Taxi passengers don’t always wear seat belts. That can exacerbate the injuries they sustain in a crash.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we often represent victims who have sustained:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash 
  • Concussions 
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns 
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

We also represent grieving families in cases involving wrongful death. If you lost a loved one in a fatal taxi accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our accident lawyers in St. Petersburg today.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Taxi Accidents in St. Petersburg, Florida?

Taxi-cab accidents occur for all different reasons. Many of the most common causes of taxicab accidents overlap with the common causes of car accidents in general.

Some of the leading causes of taxi accidents include:

  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued taxi cab drivers
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Tailgating 
  • Impaired or drunk driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Racing through intersections
  • Road hazards 
  • Failure to maintain the taxi in a safe condition
  • Failure to conduct background checks on taxi drivers

Even if the taxi driver was responsible for the accident, it’s possible that someone else could be liable for your damages. Unlike rides sharing drivers, cab drivers are employees. Their employer can be held responsible for the cab driver’s negligent driving.

Examples of the parties who may ultimately be liable for your damages include:

  • The taxi company
  • Companies responsible for inspecting the cabs
  • Maintenance companies
  • Manufacturers of defective vehicles
  • Third-party motorists
  • Government agencies responsible for oversight

Determining the cause of your accident is the first step toward identifying the responsible parties. To learn more about how our lawyers can help you prove what caused your accident, call for a free initial consultation today.

How Do I Establish Negligence if I Was Injured in a Taxi Accident in Florida?

Negligence is a legal term for careless or reckless acts. Someone is negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable caution, and someone is injured as a result.

The four basic elements of a negligence case are:

  • A legal duty of care existed
  • The at-fault party breached the duty of care (made a mistake)
  • The breach, or mistake, caused the accident
  • You suffered damages, typically in the form of physical injuries

Taxi drivers are common carriers in Florida. Under Florida law, they’re held to a heightened standard of care because they transport passengers to make a profit. Still, you’ll need to produce evidence to prove your case.

That evidence might include:

  • Video surveillance footage from a dash cam or traffic light
  • Taxi inspection and maintenance records
  • Evidence about the cab driver’s licensing and safety record
  • Police and accident reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Evidence from the crash scene
  • Opinions of medical professionals

Let our lawyers step in and locate the evidence you need to establish negligence. Give us a call and schedule a free case review today.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Taxi Accident in Florida?

The statute of limitations is a deadline for taking legal action after an accident. In Florida, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. After two years from the date of the accident, you simply lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Keep in mind that you may have more time or less time based on the facts of your case. For more information about the deadlines in your specific case, call our law firm for a free consultation.

Contact a St. Petersburg Taxi Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Review

The time after an accident can be overwhelming, especially if you’re struggling with serious injuries. Our experienced lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation with an experienced St. Petersburg taxi accident attorney today.

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Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
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