New York Taxi Accident Lawyer
Taxis may be convenient at times, and have been a staple of New York life for decades, but they add to congestion, are operated by sometimes impatient drivers, and end up in devastating and sometimes catastrophic crashes just like any other motor vehicle. Passengers and other road users injured in taxi accidents have the right to seek full compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages. Whether the taxi driver was obviously at fault, or the taxi company is attempting to side-step liability by blaming you or another party, we can help bring to light what really happened, and in doing so win maximum compensation for what another party’s negligence has put you through. To get started on your claim, we encourage you to discuss your case with the New York taxi accident lawyers at Cohan Law Firm.
What an Attorney Can Do For Your Taxi Accident Claim
Taxi drivers cause crashes just like other drivers do: by being distracted, speeding, cutting in and out of lanes to try and make up time, running red lights, and driving while sleep deprived or fatigued. However, proving fault in a taxi accident can be challenging if the police report does not place all fault with the taxi driver. If the official accident report is wrong, or multiple parties are cited, it becomes necessary to establish liability in your civil case. This means working with law enforcement, hiring expert witnesses, conducting a crash scene reconstruction to determine how the crash happened, talking with witnesses, and potentially subpoenaing other parties’ video surveillance footage. None of this is possible without a determined attorney willing to put in the time and effort for their client. In addition to establishing liability, an attorney will gather medical records, communicate with the other party, negotiate, file a lawsuit if necessary, and win your case in court if the other party does not comply.
Damages in a New York Taxi Collision
The severity of injuries you sustain in a taxi accident, whether you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, occupant of another vehicle, or passenger in the taxi, determine the “value” of your claim, along with the damages caused by those injuries. These damages include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
Call a New York Taxi Accident Lawyer Today
Winning a personal injury claim as a passenger of a taxi crash is never a walk in the park. The insurance company representing the taxi company may claim that you were not wearing a seatbelt, and that as a result your injuries would not have been as severe if you had been buckled up. If you were another road user, the taxi company might argue that you were speeding at the time of the crash, and that you are partially liable. No matter the scenario, you need legal representation if you want to be fairly compensated by the at-fault taxi company. To get started today, we encourage you to call the New York taxi accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation.