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Taxis are big part of life in every city, especially New York City. Yellow cabs make about half a million trips every day, transporting more than 600,000 people. Livery cabs or car services carry almost 500,000 passengers every day. Given this volume, it is not surprising that there are hundreds of taxi accidents in every major city in the United States each year. When such a crash was the result of negligence, victims may be eligible for compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
At the NYC law firm of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner knows the specific issues involved in filing a claim against a New York City yellow medallion cab. Determining who should be held liable is only one of the challenges. Is it the driver? The taxi company? A third party? Questions such as these can make filing a taxi accident claim a complicated experience. Don’t go at it alone. Call Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your New York City taxi accident case.
Attorney Proner has experience with almost every type of taxi accident case in New York, including NYC, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, NY. The firm has helped clients seriously injured due to speeding drivers, drivers distracted by their cell phones, fatigued drivers, inexperienced drivers, and drivers with inadequate training. He has handled cases involving poor vehicle maintenance, defective roadways, and illegal or negligent acts by third parties. He has also handled case involving ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft.
Taxi cases are more complicated than those involving other motor vehicles. One reason is those taxi companies are organized into mini-companies to limit the amount that an injured person can collect. Another is that yellow cab companies usually carry the minimum amount of insurance required. So-called gypsy cabs carry even less. All injured parties must share the coverage, whatever it is. This means that an attorney seeking damages for an injured client will need to explore all possible sources of compensation. Proner & Proner has handled many taxi accident claims and we know how to secure the maximum compensation available in your NYC cab accident case.
If you were injured in a cab accident in New York City, it is important to learn about your legal rights as soon as possible so that you can decide on the best course of action. Call Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our experienced NY personal injury lawyers.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles auto accident cases throughout the United States.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements
Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.
Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck
Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures
Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus
Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder
Male: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a taxicab that was involved in an accident with a bus.
Injuries: Stroke, with quality of life after the accident greatly diminished
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Crossing the street, our client was run over by a truck.
Injuries: Fractured skull and fractured right ankle, requiring surgery to head and leg
Female, 49: Cyclist hit by truck
Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk - our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Cognitive deficiencies, behavioral changes, permanent disability
Male, 38: Wrongful death
A man pulled over on the roadway to assist another vehicle in distress, and a tractor trailer struck him and his parked vehicle, resulting in his death.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Female, 17: Vehicle collision
Our client was in a car driven by her sister that skidded on ice into oncoming traffic.
Injuries: Broken hip and a ruptured diaphragm
Female, Female: Vehicle collided with guardrail
Two clients were injured in an accident that took place in 2003 when they were passengers in a car that hit a guardrail.
Injuries: The clients each sustained a broken wrist
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was a pedestrian hit by a left turning vehicle.
Injuries: Soft tissue injuries to neck, back and shoulder which required three surgeries
Multiple Clients: Vehicle collision
Intersection accident with a van transporting handicapped adults.
Injuries: Broken ankle, closed head injury
Female, 32: Vehicle collision
While making a left hand turn, our client was struck by another vehicle.
Injuries: Broken right wrist, three compound fractures on right ulna requiring surgery, mild traumatic brain injury
Female, 21: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by car while on her way to work by a vehicle making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Comminuted left tibia and fibula fractures that required surgery
Male, 47: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck by a car while making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Broken pelvis, fractured sacrum
Male, 31: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Defendant made illegal U-turn and struck our client.
Injuries: Dislocated shoulder; injury to iliotibial band and lateral aspect of the right knee
Female, 42: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car while crossing the street.
Injuries: Blood clots in abdomen, two broken ribs, compression fractures of spine
Male: Vehicle collision
Our client was riding a scooter and was hit by a flat-bed tow truck.
Male, 37: Vehicle collision
A traffic light was turning green for our client, when a woman ran full speed against the light and hit our client.
Injuries: Left ankle fracture which required open reduction and internal fixation. Fractured and broken nose
Female, 55: Wrongful death
Our client’s husband was killed when a car drove into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Wrongful death.
Male, 61 - Female, 62: Vehicle collision
Accident caused by police chase.
Injuries: Our client died as a result of her injuries, which included multiple fractures and massive bilateral extensive pulmonary with significant right ventricular strain.
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.