New York City Taxi Accident Lawyer
New York City Car Crash Attorney Helps Taxi Accident Victims Get Compensated In NY
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.
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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.
Causes Of Taxi Accidents In NY
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 cases involving ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft.
Why Are Taxi Accidents Complicated?
Taxi cases are more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents. 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.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
It depends on the type of accident involved. Potentially responsible parties may include:
– Your own insurance company,
– The at-fault driver,
– A company that owned the other vehicle,
– The public transit authorities,
– A company that manufactured or designed a defective vehicle part,
– A company responsible for maintaining the vehicle that caused the accident,
– A property owner that maintained their property negligently,
– A government entity for negligently maintaining the roads.
Many people in NYC are injured in bike accidents, taxi accidents, bus accidents, and other types of road accidents where they weren’t even driving a motor vehicle. You might not even have car insurance. In some cases, such as subway accidents or bus accidents, the public transportation authority may even be responsible for your accident. Timelines might be much shorter for filing a claim than if you were injured in a simple car accident. Commercial insurance policies with higher coverage limits might be involved—which usually means the insurance company will fight even harder to avoid responsibility. Our lawyers can help you understand the specific laws that apply based on the type of motor vehicle accident involved.
View our “Car Accident Lawyer” page for detailed information.
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Even though the firm has successfully represented clients from five continents and over 30 jurisdictions, Proner & Proner serves New York personal injury clients in all five boroughs from our office in Midtown Manhattan.