Taxi Accident Claims
Anyone who regularly rides in a New York City taxicab has experienced one of those rides where the driver makes you nervous. Often, it is only then that we buckle up. However, even if your driver seems to drive safely, it is important to immediately buckle up every time you get in a taxi — or any car, for that matter — even if you are in the back seat. While it may not be illegal to ride unbuckled in the back seat, civil law may limit your ability to collect in a lawsuit if you fail to buckle up and are injured in an accident.
The seat belt defense is one of many legal issues that can prevent people injured in taxi accidents from obtaining fair compensation. At The Eskesen Law Firm, in Midtown Manhattan, we are here to protect the rights of the injured. If you have been injured in a taxi accident, call us today at 212-433-4500 for a free initial consultation.
LIABILITY AND TAXI ACCIDENTS
In the aftermath of a taxi accident, it’s important to put your case in the hands of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. You should not make any statements or discuss the accident without legal advice. Otherwise, your statements can be used against you.
Here are some examples of taxi accident cases we handle:
- A taxi hits you while you are riding in another vehicle.
- Another car hits the taxi you are riding in.
- A taxi strikes you while you are riding a bicycle or walking.
There may be more than one party who is responsible for your injury. For example, if the taxi you are in strikes another vehicle, both drivers may be partially at fault. In this case, you could have a personal injury claim against both drivers. Our lawyers will carefully evaluate your claim and pursue the maximum compensation from all parties who are at fault. We will deal with the insurance companies so you can concentrate on getting better.