New York City Experienced Taxi and Uber Accident Attorneys
Approximately 600,000 New Yorkers take taxicabs everyday. The majority of taxi drivers in NYC are experienced drivers with a grasp and thorough understanding of the various boroughs, neighborhoods, streets, and local driving laws.
Despite the fact that taxi cab drivers are professional automobile drivers, traffic accidents are common. Oftentimes, NYC taxis exceed the speed limit, cut across several lanes of traffic to pick up individuals attempting to hail a taxi, run red lights, and more. When these violations of traffic laws occur, it is often the taxi passengers that suffer.
If you have been involved in a taxi accident in NYC you know that it can be a terrifying experience. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured. Our team of NYC taxi accident lawyers can walk you through the important steps to take and how best to communicate with police officers when filing your police report and the insurance company representatives when they reach out to you.
Know Your Rights After A NYC Taxi Accident
If you have been injured in a taxi accident, you have the right to file a claim against the party that was responsible for the crash. This right to sue extends to you if you were a passenger in the taxicab. Here are some examples of the types of claims that our NYC taxi accident attorneys regularly handle:
You were a passenger in a taxi and you were dropped off at an unsafe location
You were hit or run over by the taxi
Your cab driver caused a crash because they were driving recklessly
Your taxi driver operated your taxi while under in influence of drugs or alcohol
Your taxi driver drove while distracted ie while operating a mobile device
Your taxi was struck by another car while you were a passenger
Your taxi ran over someone or hit someone while you were a passenger
Important Steps To Take After A Taxi Accident in NYC
Taxi Accident Experts That Advocate For You Against Insurance Companies
When a taxi accident occurs, an insurance company reviews your claim to determine if they are going to pay and if so, how much that amount is. In New York, depending on the type of accident you have been involved in, there may be a maximum recovery amount. Taxi accident attorneys at Giordano Law Offices will help to advise you on the recovery amount that you can expect depending on your injuries and the types of vehicles that were involved in your car crash.
When you communicate with insurance companies, it is important to do so with legal counsel as insurance companies have experienced and skilled lawyers that work to protect their financial interests which typically means a lesser payout for you. If you have been involved in a taxicab accident, you deserve skilled lawyers that protect your interests! Giordano Law Offices never charges you a penny for an initial consult and all car accident cases are done on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t pay us anything unless we are successful and obtain a recovery for you.
Giordano Law Offices lawyers aggressively advocate on your behalf and seek the maximum compensation for past and future taxi accident-related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other forms of financial relief.
Common Causes of Taxi Accidents
In New York City, where over 4,750 motor vehicle accidents occur per week, driving can be difficult. The huge number of pedestrians, cars, bikes, trucks, scooters, and other types of vehicles on the road mean that collisions are unfortunately a common occurrence. Some common causes of taxi accidents in New York are:
Distracted, Careless, or Reckless Driving:
Cell phone use
Running red lights
Changing lanes without signaling
Using any sort of device that is in violation of hands-free laws
Failure to obey traffic signs
Failure to yield to taxicab drivers or pedestrians that have the right-of-way
Driving under the influence of drugs or controlled substances
In New York, taxi crashes are commonly head-on collisions, read-end collisions, side-swipe and side-impact crashes, and T-bone collisions.