In New York many people choose to travel by taxi as a convenient way to get around. However, the number of accidents caused by negligent cab drivers is staggering. Most cab drivers are fairly skilled in navigating our city streets without incident, but many ignore the rules of the road and put passengers at risk.
Reasons Taxi Cab Drivers May Be Liable For Your Injuries
Many taxi cab drivers take risks on the road in order to quickly transport passengers. And when negligence or mistakes happen, accidents can be the result which they can be held accountable for.
This could be due to:
- A lack of adequate training
- Ignoring pedestrian right of ways
- Working extreme hours resulting in driver fatigue and a lack of concentration.
- Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
Time is Critical to File a Claim with Taxi Cab Insurance Companies
New York No Fault statute requires the injured party to file an application for benefits with the insurance company for the car that they were in within 30 days from the date of the accident. Failure to file the application within 30 days results in a waiver of coverage so you may be personally responsible for your medical bills.
NYC has nearly 13,000 yellow taxis, and many other unlicensed gypsy cabs. Many taxis including yellow cabs in NYC must have a min of 100k liability insurance. Often taxi owners and operators are insured with some of the most difficult insurance companies in NY making the process very frustrating. If you were injured by the negligence of one of these cab drivers, the taxi cab injury lawyers at Goldstein and Bashner can help. The attorneys at Goldstein and Bashner are here to provide dedicated attention and service to make sure you meet claim deadlines, help you obtain compensation for your injuries and make sure your medical needs are met.
Don’t delay; call us today at 516-222-4000. Our compassionate lawyers will answer any questions you may have, and the consultation is free. Remember, if we do not win your case there is no legal fee.
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