Have you been injured in a taxicab accident in New York? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. The experienced New York taxi accident lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your recovery. We will handle all aspects of your accident case so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Our attorneys are ready to aggressively hold the driver, taxi company, or another liable party accountable. For the past several decades, we have successfully argued cases and negotiated insurance settlements for many people who were hurt because of the negligence of taxi drivers. Call today at (855) TOP-FIRM or fill out this form for a free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we are only paid if we recover compensation for you.
What Are My Rights as an Injured Passenger?
Taxi drivers have a duty to drive safely and responsibly. If you have been injured in a New York taxi accident, you may have a right to recover compensation. You can file a claim to recover compensation for injuries resulting from a number of scenarios, such as:
- The taxi driver caused an accident by operating the vehicle negligently or recklessly
- The driver was driving while distracted
- The taxi driver was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- A taxi struck you as you were crossing the street
- The driver dropped you off at a dangerous location
- The driver ran over your foot when driving away
- Another motorist crashed into the taxi you were in
Whether you were a passenger, a pedestrian, or the driver of another vehicle, it’s critical that you contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney who can help you file a claim.
Taxicab Passenger Injury Claims
All yellow taxicabs and licensed car services in New York City are required by law to carry a minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance for individuals and $300,000 for all persons injured in one accident. This means is that if an individual passenger is injured in a tax accident, the maximum insurance coverage would be $100,000. If more than one person was hurt, the group would be eligible for maximum coverage of $300,000.
Unlicensed cabs do not have the same requirements and may carry as little as $25,000 for an individual and $50,000 for groups. Uber drivers have $1 million in liability coverage.
Who is Responsible for a Taxicab Accident?
The cab driver is not the only party who can be held liable for a taxi accident. Others may be responsible, too, and you may be able to recover compensation from them as well.
You may be able to hold the following parties accountable following the taxi accident:
- Taxicab driver
- Taxi company
- Other motorists
- Taxi manufacturer
- Government agencies
Finz & Finz, P.C. will work hard to figure out why your accident happened and who is to blame. When we establish liability, we can then seek compensation from everyone who caused you to get injured.
Steps To Take After a Taxi Accident
No matter if you were a passenger in the cab, an occupant in another vehicle, or a pedestrian, there are certain steps you should take following a taxi accident:
1. Seek medical treatment.
Even if you believe your injuries are not serious, you should seek medical treatment. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, may not appear until weeks after the accident.
2. Call Police.
Once you are positive that everyone is involved and out of the way of traffic, call the police. A police report can be invaluable when it comes to your injury claim. Cooperate with the police but never admit fault or blame others. Let the police judge events to determine who was at fault. Request a copy of the police report
3. Collect contact information.
Write down the taxi driver’s name, the taxi registration number, and the contact information for the taxi company. Get names and contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident.
4. Take pictures.
Document the scene of the accident with plenty of photos and video.
5. Contact a personal injury lawyer.
Schedule a free initial consultation with the New York taxi accident lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C. on Long Island. We can explain your rights. You may be entitled to compensation, but without legal representation, you will find it much more difficult to prove your case and get the full compensation you deserve.
How a Taxi Accident Attorney Can Help
At Finz & Finz, P.C., our approach to handling taxi accident injury claims may include:
- Preserving all relevant evidence, such as police reports and witness statements
- Investigating prior incidents involving the taxi driver and taxi company
- Collaborating with accident reconstruction experts to recreate the accident and determine liability
- Negotiating with insurance companies for the maximum settlement available
- If necessary, taking your case to trial before a jury.
Contact a New York Taxicab Accident Lawyer
Finz & Finz, P.C. on Long Island has been helping taxi accident victims for over three decades. Our New York taxi accident attorneys understand the ins and outs of these types of claims. Don’t try to handle your taxi accident case alone. With the help of our taxi accident lawyers, you can fight to recover financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, emotional trauma, and other losses.
If you or a family member has been injured in a taxicab accident, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case. We do not collect any legal fees unless we obtain a verdict or acceptable settlement on your behalf. Call now at (855) TOP-FIRM or fill out this form for a free and confidential consultation.