New York City Taxi Accident Attorney
Have you been involved in a taxi cab accident in New York City? You might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The experienced NYC taxi accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your recovery.
We’ll handle every aspect of your taxi accident case so that you can focus on getting better. Just give our NYC law office a call today to set up a free consultation to learn more.
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How Our New York Taxi Accident Lawyers Can Help After Your Accident
It doesn’t matter if you were in the back of the cab, crossing the street, or inside of another vehicle – the injuries stemming from an accident involving a taxi can be quite severe. Sadly, many times, these accidents are entirely avoidable. However, they happen because drivers are in a rush and drive with reckless abandon. When that happens, innocent people like you get hurt.
After your taxi accident, a qualified NYC personal injury attorney at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will help you fight to secure the compensation you need and deserve. Our accomplished team of lawyers has more than 200 years of experience navigating the complexities of cases like yours.
We care deeply about our clients and recognize that there’s a lot at stake when we’re entrusted with a personal injury case. So, we work tirelessly to secure the best possible results. In turn, we’ve recovered $1 Billion (and counting) in damages for our clients.
We know that getting compensation will take a lot of hard work. That’s why we will:
- Bring in accident experts to help us recreate the crash, determine causation, and establish liability
- Consult with local law enforcement officers during our investigation to ensure that we secure all pertinent evidence
- Limit any allegations that you might share responsibility for your taxi cab accident or injuries
- Level the playing field and stand up to cab companies, insurance adjusters, and other interested parties on your behalf, and
- Have our NYC trial lawyers bring your case to a jury, if necessary.
We’ll be there for you every step of the way. We’ll be your fiercest advocates and demand the money you deserve from anyone who caused you harm. Give our NYC law firm a call today to set up a time to discuss your case. As always, your initial case assessment is free.
How Common Are Taxi Accidents in New York City?
You might not be surprised when you hear that every year there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents involving taxi cabs in NYC. According to the NYPD, there were 1,413 taxi accidents in December 2019, alone.
That’s roughly 46 taxi accidents a day and slightly less than 2 accidents an hour.
Statistics show that taxi cab accidents are about three times more likely to happen in Manhattan than anywhere else in the city. Of the 1,413 cab accidents in December 2019, more than half were in Manhattan.
- Manhattan: 741
- Brooklyn: 242
- Queens: 226
- The Bronx: 200
- Staten Island: 4
This might be due to the fact that other forms of transportation – including buses, the Subway, and trains – are more popular in boroughs outside of Manhattan. Alternatively, this could be because many drivers are hesitant to venture outside of Manhattan, where the demand for cabs is highest.
You Might Have a Claim Against Your Cab Driver, Other Liable Parties
Don’t think that the only person you can hold responsible for a taxi accident is a cab driver. Even if a driver is responsible to some degree, others might be, as well. Under New York state law, you can potentially get compensation from them, too. Here’s a brief overview of who you might be able to target for damages after a NYC taxi accident.
Taxi Cab Driver: Taxis are common carriers, which means that drivers have to use a higher degree of care than other motorists on the road. In fact, New York courts have said that “the primary purpose of a taxi driver is to carry safely.” When a driver engages in unsafe behaviors behind the wheel and causes an accident, taxi passengers can hold them personally accountable.
Taxi Cab Company: Cab companies have to hire drivers who are competent and can get the job done safely. If a driver is negligently hired or not supervised properly, their employer might on the hook for your injuries after an accident.
Other Motorists, Bicyclists, or Pedestrians: Taxi drivers aren’t the only ones who cause accidents. Others on the road can contribute to collisions, too. These individuals (and their insurance companies) can be just as responsible for your injuries.
Taxi Cab Manufacturers: Sometimes accidents happen because taxi cabs have mechanical problems or malfunction. In these situations, the company that manufactured, sold, or even maintained the cab could be on the hook for damages after an accident.
Government Agencies: New York City has a responsibility to make sure that its roads are safe. This can range from designing safe roads to fixing potholes to making sure that traffic signs and signals are visible. If a taxi cab gets into an accident because of unsafe or hazardous road conditions, the government could potentially be liable for resulting harm.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will dig deep to figure out why your accident happened and, in turn, who’s to blame. When we establish liability, we can then seek compensation from everyone who caused you to get hurt.
Causes of Taxi Accidents
With roads as busy as those in New York City, taxi accidents are almost inevitable. Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Distracted driving
- Blocking traffic to drop off/pick up passengers
- Not looking for pedestrians or bicyclists before going through or turning at an intersection
- Attempting to beat a red or yellow traffic signal, and
- Improper or unsafe lane changes.
If you’ve been injured in a taxi accident in New York City, our experienced personal injury attorneys might be able to help you get much-needed compensation. Give our law office a call today to learn more. We represent clients in an around NYC, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Westchester County.
We’ll Demand Compensation For All of Your Taxi Cab Injuries
Taxis can be involved in any type of accident – rear-end collisions, T-bone crashes, side-swipes, and more. All of these can cause serious injuries. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our team will aggressively pursue damages for every single one of your taxi accident injuries – big and small.
We handle all taxi accident cases, including those that result in:
- Brain injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Eye injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
If you’re unable to make it into our NYC law office, we can arrange to have our qualified legal team visit you at home, the office, or the hospital. We want to help you in any way that we can and make things easy. Just give us a call today to learn more.
Damages Available to Taxi Cab Accident Victims
Maybe you were in the back of the cab when the driver rear-ended another vehicle. Maybe you were sideswiped by a cab driver making an illegal turn. Maybe the cab driver didn’t see you because they were too focused on picking up a new fare down the street. Any of these scenarios can turn your life upsidedown. The costs can become overwhelming. You shouldn’t have to shoulder them on your own.
That’s why Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will demand all damages that you might be entitled to receive under New York state law. We’ll demand money for things like:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Disability, and more.
Our team will bring in experts, when necessary, as we determine what your case is worth. Medical professionals, mental health practitioners, and vocational authorities can help us really understand the extent and impact of your injuries. This knowledge will be fundamental as we pursue damages on your behalf.
Time Limits For Filing a Lawsuit After a Taxi Accident
Following a taxi accident in New York City, you will have a limited period of time in which you can file a lawsuit. In most cases, you’ll have up to three years from the date you get hurt to demand the compensation you deserve.
Keep in mind that while there are some exceptions to this rule, it’s important to get started on your case right away. You will not be entitled to recover any compensation if you don’t file your claim before the applicable statute of limitations expires.
Experienced NYC Taxi Accident Lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.
When you’ve been injured in a taxi car accident in NYC, NY, do not hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to discuss your legal options. Our team will gladly review your case, assess its strengths, and explain your rights. You probably have questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them. If you decide to pursue compensation, we’ll do everything in our power to maximize your recovery. Contact our NYC law firm to schedule your free consultation today.