Manhattan Taxi Accident Lawyer
When a reckless cab driver causes a collision that leaves you injured, you need to know how to get the compensation that you are owed. Find out how to handle your claim by consulting with a Manhattan taxi accident lawyer.
Manhattan and its surrounding areas have more yellow taxis than any other city in the United States. Thousands of tourists and workers ride in taxis every day. In addition to being convenient, drivers of taxis and other car services have an obligation to get you to your destination safely.
Cabbies have a reputation for driving carelessly, speeding and weaving in and out of lanes and disregarding the rules of the road. Time is money, and many drivers of taxis will take risks in the name of saving time, putting passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and occupants of other vehicles at risk.
If you or a family member has been injured in a cab crash, contact a Manhattan taxi accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer to protect your rights and recover the maximum damages available for your personal injury claim.
Fault in Taxicab Wrecks
While not all taxi drivers are careless, collisions are often the result of negligence on the taxi driver’s part. Because cabbies are so often in a rush, dangerous driving habits can cause accidents in a split second and without notice.
Many different circumstances can result in a taxi colliding with other vehicles and causing serious harm:
- Taxi swiftly changing in and out of lanes
- Taxi failing to stop at a traffic signal or stop sign
- Taxi failing to yield to pedestrians
- Taxi abruptly braking and causing a jerking motion
- Taxi tailgating another vehicle and causing a rear-end collision
- Defective parts or mechanical failure of the taxicab, such as a tire blowout or brake failure
Who Is Financially Liable for a Cab Crash?
All taxi accidents are different from other car wrecks because so many different entities are involved with running these vehicles. With a thorough investigation that collects all of the available evidence and witness testimony, a Manhattan taxi accident lawyer can help determine exactly who was responsible for your injuries.
Parties you can file a personal injury lawsuit against include the following:
- Taxi driver
- Owner of the taxi company
- Maker of the taxicab if a mechanical failure caused the accident
- Defective part manufacturer
- Maintenance company if the taxicab was not properly maintained
When victims suffer injuries in a taxi accident, it’s necessary to hold those responsible accountable for their careless actions.
Taxi Collision Injuries
Victims of taxi accidents can suffer significant injuries. While many accident victims are passengers in the taxicab, pedestrians, cyclists, and occupants of other vehicles can also be hurt in these wrecks.
The injuries that result from these crashes can require long-term or even lifelong treatment. Many victims are unable to work and will accrue mounting medical bills while unable to earn an income. Some of the most serious injuries are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Disfiguring cuts and lacerations
- Face and eye injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
Help from a Manhattan Cab Crash Attorney
Greenstein & Milbauer has successfully handled numerous civil cases involving taxi accidents. Committed to helping you throughout the legal process, we are determined to recover the compensation you deserve for your lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Contact us online through the form below or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) to schedule an appointment with a Manhattan taxi accident lawyer. The consultation is free and carries no obligation, so there’s no risk involved in discussing your next steps.