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Taxi Accidents

New York City Experienced Taxi and Uber Accident Attorneys

New York Taxi Accident Lawyer

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.

If you have been hurt because your taxi driver was negligent, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Giordano Law Offices has years of experience successfully representing clients injured in taxi accidents throughout New York. Lawyers at Giordano Law Offices in NYC have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and have recognized Giordano Law Offices’ attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. Call or text us anytime for a free consultation if you suffered from a serious injury: (646) 217-0749.

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

If you have been involved in a taxi accident in New York, there are important next steps to take to ensure that you can get coverage for medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, physical trauma, and other financial setbacks that your injury directly contributed to. Oftentimes, injuries can take time to fully manifest and so it is important to call an experienced NYC taxi accident attorney as soon as possible after your car crash to ensure your best chance of a financial recovery. New York car accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries like broken bones, brain damage, spinal cord injury, concussions, lacerations, loss of mobility, and death. Skilled New York taxi accident attorneys are imperative to ensuring that you obtain the best possible financial recovery because it is in the best interest of insurance companies to challenge who caused the crash, question your credibility, and minimize the seriousness of your injury so that their net payout is less. Without proper and skilled legal representation, you could walk away with far less than you deserve and worse, you could end up having to pay for medical bills and other financial losses caused by the taxi crash. Our skilled and experienced New York taxi accident legal team routinely does the following for our New York car accident clients: Conduct a comprehensive and thorough investigation of your car accident. This is inclusive of canvassing the site for available cameras that may have captured your traffic accident in NYC (we have a team of video experts) Collect witness testimony and other corroborating evidence Build a strong legal case that supports your claim and efforts to obtain a financial recovery Prove who is truly at fault Effectively advocate on your behalf with insurance company representatives Properly evaluate and present your injuries with our team of medical experts to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your car accident claim

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:

Road Hazards
Vehicle Failures
Distracted, Careless, or Reckless Driving:
Cell phone use
Improper turns
Running red lights
Changing lanes without signaling
Unsafe exits/entries
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
Drunk Driving
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.

New York City Taxicab Injury Claims

All yellow cabs as well as licensed car services and taxi companies in New York City, such as Uber, Lyft and Via, are required to carry a minimum of $100,000 insurance for individuals and $300,000 for groups. What this means is that if an individual passenger is injured in a taxicab or car service accident, the maximum insurance coverage would be $100,000 per person. If more than one person was injured, the group collectively would be eligible for a maximum insurance coverage of $300,000. However, private, unlicensed taxi cabs, also known as “gypsy cabs” in New York City do not abide by this requirement. These taxicabs usually only have a minimum liability coverage requirement of $25,000 for individuals and $50,000 for groups.

Speak With A NYC Taxi Accident Lawyer Today

Giordano Law Firm provides experienced and skilled representation with an expert personal injury lawyer team to taxi and car accident injury victims. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a cab collision, our New York attorneys can help. New York City Taxi Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and have recognized Giordano Law Offices attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. When you call Giordano Law Offices after you or your loved one has been injured or has become a wrongful death victim, you are treated with personal care. You speak directly with attorneys who have successfully won millions for taxi accident injury clients in NYC. Oftentimes, you are given the personal cell phone number of our leading attorneys that make themselves available to you around the clock. With Giordano Law Offices, we take pride in our customer service and you are treated like an extension of our family. Call or text us anytime for a free consultation for your taxi cab accident case: (646) 217-0749. Additionally, you can email us:, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an expert taxi accident lawyer New York City. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York Taxi Crashes

What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in New York?6d

Statutes of limitations govern the time limits for filing a lawsuit. These limitation periods are very important, missing the statute of limitations means you are forever prohibited from bringing a lawsuit. Always make sure to consult a competent personal injury attorney about your particular case and how long you have to bring it. While every case is different, in New York, you generally have 3 years from the date of an accident or negligence to file a claim against a private party. If your crash involved a government entity, you typically only have 90 days to file a notice of claim and thereafter, you have 1 year and 90 days from the date of the taxi or car crash to commence the action. It is very important to consult our car accident legal staff because in each case there are exceptions. For car accidents, it is also important to note that in both types of claims there are 30 days to file your no-fault application.

How does the no-fault car insurance system work in New York?

In New York, the no-fault car insurance system dictates that after a crash, your personal insurance covers the cost of your medical treatment and out-of-pocket losses. Under New York State Law, if you have sustained serious and significant injuries that limit normal body functions, you can go outside the no-fault system and file a claim.

How long can I expect my case to take before I can potentially get a financial recovery?

Every case is unique, when you call our taxi accident lawyers, an experienced attorney will listen to the details of your case and from there, we can advise you how long your case will take to litigate. Giordano Law Offices attorneys are award-winning trial attorneys with a proven track record of maximizing settlements throughout the State of New York, NY that are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. While most cases are settled prior to going to trial, our firm is always prepared to aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom.

How much will my taxi accident case cost me?

Giordano Law Offices never charges you for an initial consultation and all taxi and car crash cases are done on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay us a penny unless we are successful and get a recovery for you. Give our office a call and our legal team will transparently outline the type of recovery you can expect.

5 tips for traveling safely in an NYC taxi

Wear your seat-belt, New York State law requires that taxis have operational seat-belts and that passengers buckle up. Take note of the name of the taxi driver and their New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Number, which is always posted on the plexiglass behind the driver’s seat. If you are involved in a taxicab accident, call emergency personnel immediately and file a police report. Request medical attention and call or text our offices for important next steps at (646) 217-0749.

Case Results

For a list of some of our recent taxi crash case results and victories won by our trial lawyers, please visit our Case Results page.

Additional Questions

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