What’s my next step if, on my way to work, my cab driver crashed into the curve as he was trying to get into my company’s parking lot and I was injured?

My mind went blank and a police report wasn’t made until after, however driver wasn’t there. I filed a complaint to the company and made a police report. Other than that I have to wait 2 to 3 business days to hear from anyone. How do I go about suing the company and driver?

Asked on May 5, 2017 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Your next step in suing is to file a lawsuit. If you believe that the driver was driving negligently, or carelessly, and that is what caused the accident (since he and/or the cab company would only be liable if he was at fault in causing the accident), you can file a lawsuit for your out-of-pocket (not paid by insurance, etc.) medical costs, wages lost due to the accident (if any), and--IF you have suffered significant impairment or disability or disfigurement lasting many weeks or longer--some amount for "pain and suffering." You would sue the at-fault driver himself; the cab company (his employer) if separate from him, since an employer can be liable for employee negligence; and if the cab is owned by yet another person or business, the owner, too (since a vehicle owner can be liable when those he/she/it permits to drive are at fault in causing injuries).


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