Taxi Accident Lawyers in New York
Millions of New Yorkers take taxis every day. Although many taxi drivers know the area and traffic patterns like the back of their hand, that doesn’t mean they’re not prone to causing or being involved in accidents like everyone else. If you were hurt in a taxi accident, you might have options to recover compensation.
These laws can get complicated fast, so don’t spend time trying to figure out the claims process when help is available. Our taxi accident lawyer in New York can take charge of all aspects of your case while you recover. Call Shulman & Hill at 866.528.3139 to learn more in a free consultation today.
Pursuing Compensation After a Taxi Accident in New York
Every New York yellow taxi cab service, as well as licensed car service, must purchase special auto insurance. According to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), the required minimum coverage is $100,000/$300,000.
However, in some circumstances, the damages may exceed these limits, so the claimant may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit. A personal injury attorney from our team can review your eligibility for different paths for compensation.
What It’s Like Partnering With Our Taxi Accident Attorneys in New York
Shulman & Hill is New York’s premier personal injury law firm, and our upwards of $250 million in total winnings is a testament to our reputation. Every case is personal to us, and we are prepared to handle your case, regardless of its complexity.
Although we tailor our approach based on the case details, we generally provide the following services for our clients:
- Ordering copies of the crash report
- Collecting and preserving evidence
- Identifying the at-fault parties
- Taking on all communication with the taxi company, their insurance representatives, attorneys, and the court system
- Entering into settlement negotiations
- Filing suit within the state’s legal deadline
- Arguing your case before a jury
Expect to regularly be in contact with us. We’re not the type of firm that only talks to our clients at the beginning and end of their cases. Your attorney can provide you with frequent updates and answer your questions throughout the legal process.
Paying the Attorneys at Shulman & Hill To Take Your New York Taxi Crash Case
The expenses of the accident, along with your regular bills, could deter you from hiring legal representation. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about cost when you have Shulman & Hill on your side. Our attorneys work based on a contingency-fee arrangement. They won’t take any out-of-pocket or upfront fees before they start your case. That also includes hourly rates and retainers.
Our payment comes out of the compensation we secure for you at the end of your case. This way, you don’t have to wait weeks for us to develop your case or risk anything financially.
Determining Whose Recklessness Caused the New York Taxi Accident
Various parties could bear responsibility for your car accident. These include, but are not limited to:
- The driver: If they were distracted, intoxicated, speeding, or if they failed to yield the right of way, merged improperly, or drove while fatigued
- The vehicle’s owner: the vehicle’s owner has vicarious liability for the driver’s actions – also employers are vicariously liable for acts of employees
- The city government: If could be responsible in some cases, if it didn’t clean up road debris, warn drivers of a hazard, or fix broken traffic signals or road defects
- Other road users: If drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists failed to abide by traffic laws
- A vehicle parts manufacturer: If the taxi had faulty vehicle components
Figuring out which party or parties caused the accident can be difficult, especially with insurance providers and top-notch attorneys fighting for the taxi drivers and companies. However, our attorneys work to track down, gather, and present evidence to show whose carelessness caused the crash and that you are entitled to collect damages as a result. Common pieces of evidence in these cases include the following:
- The police report
- Taxi maintenance records
- Your medical bills and records
- Eyewitness accounts
- Traffic camera footage
- Photographs of the taxi accident scene and your visible injuries
- Traffic citations
- Accident reconstruction analysis
The slightest shred of evidence can bolster your case. If you have any information or documentation that could further substantiate your claims, inform your attorney.
Filing a Lawsuit Following a Taxi Accident in New York
Your attorney can negotiate a settlement and file a lawsuit concurrently. In terms of suing the liable party, we must comply with the state’s statute of limitations. According to CPLR § 214, New York enforces a three-year deadline for most personal injury lawsuits. Those filing wrongful death lawsuits have even less time at only two years, per EPTL § 5-4.1.
The state grants exceptions in certain circumstances. Still, it’s best to get started sooner rather than later so you don’t risk missing the deadline and, ultimately, your right to damages.
Begin Your Pursuit of Compensation With Our Taxi Accident Lawyers in New York
Standard car accident cases are difficult enough to navigate. When you add a third party into the mix, things can get even more complex. That doesn’t intimidate our taxi accident lawyers in New York, though. We are no strangers to working through New York’s legal system and stand ready to fight for your rights.
You can rely on us to develop a strong case and pursue fair compensation while you heal from your injuries or mourn the loss of your loved one. Connect with Shulman & Hill for a free consultation. Dial 866.528.3139 today.
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