Manhattan Taxi Accident Attorney
Manhattan is home to several tourist destinations: the Empire State building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, the Village Vanguard, Washington Square, Times Square, the Strand, and Ray's Pizzeria. However, tourists don't always feel comfortable riding the subway. As a result, it's not unusual for tourists to take taxis in Manhattan. Unfortunately, taxicab drivers don't always drive as carefully as they should, resulting in pedestrian knockdowns and injuries to tourists riding in cabs.
Taxi cab drivers are liable for injuries they cause to passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other drivers. However, it's not unusual for taxicab drivers to deny responsibility, claiming a pedestrian walked out in front of the cab on a red light or a driver ran through an intersection. If you have been injured in a taxicab accident, it's important to contact an attorney immediately. If a police report was filed, it may indicate who was at fault; if not, it's crucial to gather as much evidence as possible and locate witnesses who can verify your version of events.
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve for Taxi Cab Accident Injuries
Regardless of the true facts, tax cabs and their insurance companies are likely to argue that you were partially at fault in an attempt to reduce their own liability. They rely on the fact that a tourist may not be willing to return to New York to enforce their rights and they do everything in their power to delay justice. At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick, we keep the pressure on the insurance companies on our client's behalf. We coordinate with our client's busy schedules and work to keep their trips backs to New York to a minimum.
Manhattan Hit by Taxi Cab Lawyer
Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys work with accident investigators in taxicab accident claims. We measure skid marks, analyze the damage to the vehicles involved, and locate witnesses to establish fault on the part of a taxicab driver. To schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you, contact the Manhattan taxi accident lawyers of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today.
Taxi Cab Accidents and Serious Injuries
The law office of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick represents clients suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a taxicab accident:
Protecting Your Interests in Taxi Collisions
Under New York insurance laws, taxi cab drivers are required to carry liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 of coverage per person injured in an accident and a maximum of $300,000 per accident. Most taxi cabs carry the required $100,000 / $300,000 in liability insurance. Private cabs, or "gypsy" cabs, are likely to carry only the minimum coverage of $25,000 / $50,000. After an accident, a taxicab driver should notify his insurer. The insurer identification number should be contained in the police report if one was filed. Not surprisingly, a fair number of drivers fail to report an accident to their insurer.
If you are injured in a tax cab accident, demand that the police be called and that you be taken to a local hospital for immediate examination. Only a physician can determine whether the pain you are feeling is temporary or may be an indication of a serious, permanent injury.
No-Fault Insurance and Taxi Accidents
Taxi owners must have no-fault insurance which covers medical bills, wage loss and other expenses related to injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. More information about how no-fault insurance works in these situations can be found on our New York taxi accidents page.
Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick - Protecting Your Rights and Interests
Our Manhattan taxi accident attorneys understand the kinds of tactics and games taxicab drivers and their insurers use to avoid paying fair compensation to those injured in taxicab crashes and hit-and-run accidents. We have the investigative resources needed to hold negligent taxi drivers accountable and demand fair compensation for our clients from no-fault and liability insurers.
To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact Manhattan taxi accident lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today.