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A taxicab driver is responsible for getting passengers safely to their destinations. However, a taxi driver often put their passengers another pedestrians in harm’s way because of their negligence. The driver may exceed the speed limit, disobey traffic laws or rush through intersections.

A taxicab driver makes a living getting passengers to their destinations. That’s way more than half a million New Yorkers choose taxis as their everyday commute. A taxi driver has a duty to you to avoid an injury. If you are injured in taxicab accident, contact us immediately. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone’s negligence.

Types of Injuries caused by Taxicab Accidents

• Taxicab accidents may occur in a variety of ways, such as:
• The taxi driver hit a passenger after they left the vehicle because of distracted driving
• The taxi driver ran over the passenger’s foot while driving away from the drop-off location
• The taxi driver dropped the passenger off in an unsafe location
• The taxi driver operated their taxi while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
• The taxi driver caused an accident while driving recklessly or carelessly
• The taxi driver was inattentive or distracted while driving
• Another driver stuck the taxi and the passenger was injured
• The taxi driver struck someone who was legally crossing in a crosswalk

You have the right to sue a taxicab driver or company for the harm they caused you. Contact us to discuss your potential taxicab lawsuit. We understand the pain, suffering and loss that accompanies an accident that wasn’t your fault. You have the right to sue for your injuries or loved one’s death. Let us help you get money to cover your injuries or loved one’s wrongful death from a taxicab accident.

New York Requires Yellow Taxicabs and Licensed Car Services to Insurance

In New York, all yellow taxicabs and licensed car services are required to have a specific amount of insurance to cover accidents. The minimum amount a taxicab must carry for individual passengers is $100,000. The taxicab must have a minimum of $300,000 for passengers in groups. Unlicensed, private cabs in New York, or “gypsy cabs” are required to have a lower amount. The minimum liability coverage for them is $25,000 for individuals and $50,000 for groups.

Regardless of the amount of liability coverage taxicabs must have, you have the right to sue. The state limits the time you have to sue for your taxicab accident. You have two years from the date of the accident to file an accident claim. Contact us immediately for help. Don’t let a taxi driver or anyone else get away with not paying for the injuries they caused you.

Elements of a New York Negligence Claim

New York law gives anyone injured in a taxicab accident the right to sue to receive damages. To prove a driver was negligence requires showing:
• The taxi driver had a duty to avoid harming the passenger. According to New York law, a driver has the responsibility of causing harm to any driver, passenger or pedestrian.
• The taxi driver breached the duty by causing an accident that harmed or killed the passenger. Breaching their duty means another taxi driver in the same or similar circumstances would have acted different way.
• The taxi driver caused the passenger’s injuries. New York accident law gives the taxi driver the edge in this element. An injured passenger, or their loved one, must prove the injuries sustained was because of the accident.
• The passenger suffered damages. To obtain money, a passenger has to show what type of damages they suffered.

Damages Available in a Taxicab Accident

New York is a comparative negligence state. Comparative negligence allows a jury to award money based on the fault of all parties involved in the accident. If a passenger was considered partly at fault for the taxicab accident, they’re award would be reduced. The amount of the reduction is based on a percentage of fault. A plaintiff deemed 10 percent negligent would get 10 percent less money from the defendant.

Everyone injured in a taxicab accident can obtain money for:
• Past, current and future medical expenses
• Mental anguish
• Physical therapy
• Pain and suffering
• Diminished work capacity
• Lost wages
• Funeral expenses if a loved one was killed in a taxicab accident

Contact Us for Assistance with Your Taxicab Accident Claim

Suffering an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault? Paying for funeral expenses related to your loved one’s death from a taxicab accident? Contact us. The driver may be obligated to pay you for the accident. New York law gives you the right to sue. Remember you have two years from the date of the accident to sue or lose all rights to compensation. So contact us today and let’s start getting the money you need.

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