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Brooklyn Taxi Accident Lawyer

With more than 13,000 taxis being present in New York City, they are a very common sight in Brooklyn. Even with rideshare services becoming more popular today, taxis still offer a very convenient way for people to make their way around the borough and to surrounding areas. Unfortunately, taxi drivers are human and they can make mistakes. Other drivers can also act negligently around taxis. In either of these instances, an accident can occur that causes serious harm.

If you were hurt by a taxicab, you need sound legal advice. Our Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer can provide it so you obtain the fair damages you deserve.

Liability for a Taxi Accident in Brooklyn

One of the most challenging factors in any taxi accident case is determining liability. Unlike other types of crashes, there are multiple parties who may be liable for a taxi accident. Most commonly, these are as follows:

  • The taxi driver
  • The taxi company
  • The manufacturer of the taxi
  • Other drivers
  • Government entities

Any time there are multiple parties involved in a crash, filing a claim afterwards becomes extremely complicated. Our Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer can review the details of your accident and identify the liable party so you obtain the fair damages you deserve.

Insurance Available After a Brooklyn Taxi Accident

All motorists in New York are required to purchase a certain amount of no-fault auto insurance. Under this law, drivers must then file a claim with their own insurer after any crash, regardless of which driver was at fault. If you are hurt as a third party driver, pedestrian, or cyclist, you may have to file a claim with your own insurer. Unfortunately, the limits on these policies are usually quite small, and most people do not purchase more than required by law in order to keep their monthly premiums low.

If you have claimed up to the limits of your own insurance policy, or you were a passenger in the taxi at the time of the crash, you do have other legal options. Yellow taxis in Brooklyn, and throughout New York City, are licensed by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). As part of this licensing, yellow taxis must also carry minimum insurance coverage an these limits are as follows:

  • $200,000 in personal injury protection (PIP),
  • $100,000 for one person in bodily injury and $300,000 for two or more people per accident, and
  • $10,000 in property damage liability.

Due to the above limits, you may be eligible for much more compensation than your own insurance provides even if you were another driver and not a passenger in the taxi.

Our Taxi Accident Lawyer in Brooklyn Can Negotiate On Your Behalf

At Cohan Law Firm, our Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer knows that you have many questions after a crash. It is why we are so dedicated to helping accident victims uphold their rights and claim the compensation they are entitled to. We can put our experience to work for you, too. Call us now at 855-855-0321 or chat with us online to schedule a consultation and to get the legal help you need.

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