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Taxi Accident Lawyers in Manhattan

With all the hustle and bustle around Manhattan, taxi accidents are almost inevitable. According to the New York Police Department (NYPD), 117 taxi cabs were involved in crashes in Manhattan alone in January 2023. These accidents can lead the victims to incur high medical bills, miss work, and suffer painful injuries.

If you were hurt in a taxi accident, you have options for recovering your losses. Our taxi accident lawyers in Manhattan can identify the responsible party (or parties) and seek fair compensation from them on your behalf. Contact Shulman & Hill today at 866.932.5558 to learn more. The first call is free.

How Our Taxi Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Case

Shulman & Hill is New York’s premier personal injury firm, serving clients in all five boroughs of New York City, throughout New York State and New Jersey. Every case that comes our way is personal to us, and we want to handle it no matter how seemingly difficult. This approach has empowered us to secure over $250 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Our personal injury lawyers offer various services when pursuing your best interests, including:

  • Obtaining a copy of the police report
  • Communicating with all the parties involved and their representatives
  • Determining who caused the accident and owes you damages
  • Filing an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit
  • Compiling medical records, relevant video and photographs, eyewitness statements, and other forms of evidence
  • Negotiating a settlement with the insurance companies
  • Taking your case in front of a judge or jury

We are available throughout the entire course of your case, updating you on how it progresses and answering your questions along the way.

Recovering Compensation After a Taxi Accident in Manhattan

If you were hurt in a taxi accident, you could claim damages through the taxi cab’s insurance company. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) states that yellow taxi companies, in particular, must purchase insurance at a minimum rate of $100,000/$300,000.

Your attorney can explain how this could affect your case.

Paying for Shulman & Hill to Manage Your Manhattan Taxi Crash Case

Some personal injury firms charge hourly rates, retainers, or upfront costs. That’s not how we work at Shulman & Hill. Instead, we operate under a contingency-fee arrangement.

We finance your case from start to finish and don’t take a penny from you unless we settle or win. There’s no financial risk involved when you partner with our taxi accident lawyers in Manhattan.

Determining Who Caused Your Taxi Accident and Injuries in Manhattan

Many parties could be involved in your taxi accident, which can complicate identifying the liable party. One of our attorneys can break down the sequence of events that led up to the crash and determine who caused it by applying these four principles:

Duty of Care

The other party was obligated to act with prudence as any reasonable person would under the same circumstances. Exercising caution requires:

  • Driving according to traffic laws and road conditions
  • Carrying out routine maintenance checks on the taxis
  • Ensuring the roadway is safe and all traffic signals are in good working order
  • Refraining from intoxicated driving

Each of these actions helps ensure everyone’s safety on the road.

Breach of Duty

Next, your lawyer aims to prove that the other party failed in their duty of care by:

  • Not yielding to the right of way
  • Driving distracted, intoxicated, or fatigued
  • Overworking their employees
  • Not addressing road defects or faulty traffic signals
  • Jaywalking
  • Not detecting a mechanical issue with the taxi
  • Opening the door without checking for traffic
  • Not changing lanes or merging properly


This breach of duty led to the taxi collision and your injuries. Examples of injuries sustained in these accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Crushing injuries

Tragically, some people lose their lives from injuries sustained in taxi accidents. As noted, if you lost a loved one, you have legal recourse options.


Your injuries have caused you to suffer emotionally, physically, and financially. Our team can use your case’s evidence to demonstrate this factor.

How Long You Have to Take Action Following a Taxi Crash in Manhattan

Your taxi accident attorney can concurrently file an insurance claim, negotiate a settlement, and bring a lawsuit against the other party. However, we are under certain time constraints, referred to as the statute of limitations, that New York state imposes. According to CPLR § 214, you typically have a three-year window to sue for personal injury. On the other hand, personal representatives usually have two years to file for wrongful death, per EPTL § 5-4.1.

These deadlines aren’t strictly set in stone since some claimants may qualify for exceptions. Still, the sooner you get started on your case, the better. Missing the deadline could result in the state barring you from collecting compensation. One of our attorneys can help ensure you don’t take this risk.

Our Taxi Accident Lawyers in Manhattan Stand Ready to Fight for You

Working through the legal system is challenging enough. However, while going through treatment and dealing with painful injuries, the process can become even more overwhelming. If you’re in this position, turn to the taxi accident lawyers in Manhattan from our team. We will manage every facet of your case while you get back on your feet.

Connect with Shulman & Hill at 866.932.5558 for a free, no-obligation case consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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