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New York City Taxi Cab Accident Lawyers

Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyer in New York Protecting Accident Victims’ Rights

New York and Taxi cabs just go together, and cabs usually safely ferry their passengers wherever it is that they want to go. Taxi accidents, however, do happen, and they are not only dangerous, but the legal claims that arise from them are also generally more complicated than those of typical car accidents. If you have been injured in a taxi cab accident, don’t leave recovering on the damages you incur to chance – consult with an experienced taxi cab accident attorney today.

The Taxi Driver

Taxi drivers are professional drivers who generally take their jobs very seriously. Most cabbies value their medallions and the safety of their fares far too much to drive recklessly or dangerously. Cab drivers, however, are susceptible to the same dangerous foibles that other drivers are:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while impaired
  • Speeding and taking other dangerous risks while behind the wheel
  • Failing to follow the safety rules of the road

The difference is that taxi drivers are professional drivers who are paid to transport their passengers safely to their destinations, and there is no room for these drivers to take these kinds of careless risks.

Accidents Involving Taxis

A taxi can get into any kind of accident that any other vehicle on the road can. Because of their nearly incessant stopping and starting (to drop off and pick up passengers), however, there are certain kinds of accidents that taxis are more prone to be involved in:

  • Accidents in intersections
  • Sideswipe and other lane-change accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists

Whether you are injured as a passenger in the cab, as an occupant of another vehicle, as a pedestrian or cyclist, or as the cab driver (in an accident caused by a negligent motorist in another vehicle), your accident claim is complicated, but it’s also important.

The Details of Your Taxi Cab Accident

In New York, any taxi cab that is issued a medallion is required to carry considerable insurance coverage for bodily injury per person. If you’ve been injured in a cab accident, the details matter. Witnesses at the scene of the accident, police reports, evidence collected at the scene, and more can all contribute to building a strong case in support of your claim. In some cases, accident reconstruction helps to definitively establish which party’s negligence is responsible for the injuries incurred. An experienced New York Taxi Cab Accident attorney will help ensure that all the details that make up your case are accounted for.

If You’ve Been Injured in a Taxi Accident, Consult with an Experienced New York Taxi Cab Accident Attorney Today

Taxicab accidents are not uncommon, and the resulting injuries are often extremely serious. The dedicated legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in New York has the experience, commitment, and knowledge to aggressively advocate for the compensation to which you are entitled. Our firm began eight decades ago, and our skilled taxi cab accident lawyers are committed to honoring our legacy of legal integrity. For a free initial consultation, please contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.


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