If you have never left an umbrella, shopping bag, or another item behind after you have used some form of public transport, you are most likely part of a small minority. We have all been there – you are in a hurry to get home, to a meeting, or to another appointment, and it totally slips your mind that you have left something on the seat or floor. While losing items can be inconvenient at best, and devastating when the item in question is either very expensive or has sentimental value, Uber’s list of the top 10 items lost by Floridian passengers is definitely relatable.
Of course, when you get beyond the top 10 – which mostly comprises items you would expect people to leave behind – the eccentricity becomes far more amusing.
So, What Do Floridians Leave in Ubers, Cabs and Public Transport?
Admittedly, the list was compiled by Uber and, therefore, relates solely to items left in their vehicles, but we are willing to bet that taxi drivers, bus drivers and railway employees find similar items at the end of their shifts. How many of the top 10 have you left behind?
- Bags and purses
There is nothing too unusual about any of those, although the e-cigarettes are a notable recent addition to the daily lives of many Floridians. However, beyond the top 10, it becomes evidence that cabs in Cooper City and across Florida can be veritable treasure troves. Some of the items reported as found in Ubers include a heart rate monitor, student IDs, a skateboard, a wireless printer, a fishing road, various sports memorabilia, a cast-iron skillet, a PlayStation, and more than one wedding band.
It Is Not All Fun and Games – What about Taxi Cab Accidents in Cooper City?
The lists of lost and found items may be amusing but, when we hear reports involving taxi cabs, the circumstances are generally more somber. Taxi cab accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, some of which are due to the negligence of the taxi driver, while some are caused by other motorists. However, as taxi drivers are providing a service, they have a legal duty to their passengers, including:
- Exercising caution and guaranteeing the safety of the passengers
- Warning and informing the passenger of any imminent dangers
- Complying with vehicle regulations and safety laws
- The cab must be registered with the state
- Appropriate insurance must be held
Although Florida is a no-fault state, taxis are exempted from this.
While the specifics of Cooper City taxi cab accidents can vary, you will generally either be in one of two situations:
- The cab you are a passenger in is involved in a collision
- You are involved in a collision with a taxi cab while you are driver or passenger in another vehicle
Whichever of the two scenarios is most applicable, a Cooper City car accident attorney from the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman, P.A, can use their legal expertise to optimize the compensation you recover. To arrange a free initial consultation, call us today on 954-438-1000.