Long Island Taxi Accident Lawyer
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. When this occurs, a Long Island taxi accident lawyer should be consulted to begin building a claim for any damages. To learn more or get started on your claim, consult with an auto accident lawyer in Long Island today.
Taxi Driver Liability
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 by a Long Island taxi accident attorney.
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 Limits For Filing a Claim
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 Long Island 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.