Brooklyn Taxi Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys in Brooklyn Helping Victims Claims after Taxi Accidents
There are nearly 20,000 yellow or green cabs in New York City, with many going in and out of Brooklyn. Hundreds of thousands of people are transported by taxi, and you can see them everywhere in our neighborhood, transporting people to and from work or out for errands.
With so many taxis on the road, it is unsurprising that many are involved in accidents. However, taxi accidents are more complicated than other car accidents on Brooklyn’s streets. If you have been hurt and need compensation, please contact our law firm today.
Determining Fault for the Accident
If you were injured as a passenger in the taxi, then the party responsible for the accident must pay you compensation. This at-fault party could be:
- Your taxi driver, who might have been negligent or reckless while driving the taxi
- The driver of another motor vehicle, who could have struck your taxi because of some error they made
- The mechanic who was supposed to repair the taxi but did so poorly, causing it to malfunction
- The entity responsible for the road, which might have been hazardous and contributed to an accident
Determining fault is vital. If an entity or person is not to blame, then they will not pay you compensation for your injuries. Some people wrongly believe that the taxi driver is always responsible, which simply is not the case.
Identifying fault requires analyzing the accident in detail. It is always hard to reconstruct what happened after the fact. But our attorneys can interview witnesses, study the police report, and get your own perspective on what happened.
Injuries from Taxi Accidents
Injuries in taxi accidents tend to be more serious than other motor vehicle accidents. There are some reasons for that.
For one, passengers in taxis rarely wear seat belts. Consequently, they can be tossed around when their cab is involved in a crash. Passengers can suffer back injuries, head injuries, and fractured bones.
For another, many passengers strike their head on the plexiglass partition that separates the backseat from the front. We have seen many taxi passengers with serious facial or traumatic brain injuries as a result of a collision.
Receiving Compensation at after a Taxi Accident
To receive money to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, an accident victim should meet with an attorney. Our Brooklyn taxi accident attorneys have the knowledge necessary to identify the correct party to sue.
If your taxi driver was negligent, then you might also be able to sue the taxi company that employs him. New York law makes employers automatically liable when their employee’s carelessness causes injury while on the job. This is the legal concept of vicarious liability.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Taxi Accident Attorney in Brooklyn
Navigating the insurance process after a taxi accident is a daunting task. We are here to help. The lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and we are happy to use our experience for your benefit.
Call 212-285-3300 today or fill out our contact form. Our attorneys are pleased to offer free consultations.