Queens Taxi Injury Lawyer
If you live in Queens, then taking a taxi is the easiest way to get around – in fact, you may not even own a car of your own. Which is why if you ride in taxis on a regular basis, it’s smart to know the process for hailing a taxi, what to expect in terms of taxi rates, and what you should do if there’s an accident. At the law offices of Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP, our Queens taxi injury lawyers can help you if you’ve been injured in a taxi crash. We’ll help you by calculating your damages, determining liability, and guiding you through your recovery options.
How NY Taxi Accidents & Injuries Happen
Taxi cab accidents are a result of the same factors that lead to other motor vehicle accident types, including:
- Distracted driving;
- Drunk driving;
- Failing to adhere to traffic laws;
- Aggressive driving; and
In some cases, a taxi can accident may be the result of a vehicle defect, signage error, or road defect. The taxicab driver may be responsible for the crash, or the crash could have been caused by the actions of the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash.
Liability for a Taxi Injury
When a taxicab accident occurs and the occupants of that taxicab suffer injuries, it’s very important that a thorough investigation is conducted in order to determine liability for the crash. Determining liability is so important because the party who is liable, or legally responsible, for the crash is the party who’s responsible for paying for it. Examples of parties who might be held liable for damages resulting from a Queen taxi accident include:
- The taxicab driver;
- The taxicab company;
- The manufacturer of the taxicab (if a vehicle defect was the cause of the crash);
- The other driver involved in the crash; or
- Another third party.
Insurance Coverage for a Taxi Injury in Queens
One way that our law firm will support you when you’ve been in a crash is by opening up an investigation into your case not only to determine fault, but also to uncover the insurance coverage options that exist and may be available to help pay for a portion of your damages. For example, while all motor vehicles are required to carry liability insurance in New York, taxicabs are specifically required to carry:
- $100,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person;
- $300,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per accident; and
- $200,000 in personal injury liability.
If the taxicab/ taxicab company was at fault for the crash, then you can take comfort in knowing that this liability insurance coverage will help to pay for your injuries and losses. If there are other available insurance policies available, our lawyers will explore the possibility of filing a claim against these, too.
How Our Queens Taxi Injury Lawyers Can Help
Our Queens taxi injury lawyers are 100 percent dedicated to you when you’ve been in a crash. We will help you by:
- Investigating your accident;
- Bringing in experts to work on your claim;
- Making a determination about fault and liability;
- Identifying available insurance policies;
- Determining the value of your claim and calculating your damages;
- Filing a demand letter against the responsible party;
- Reviewing a settlement offer;
- Rejecting and negotiating a settlement on your behalf;
- Informing you of all claims deadlines and keeping you in-the-know about other legal elements of your case; and
- Filing a lawsuit and bringing your case to court if necessary.
You can count on our law firm to handle all of the elements of your case so that you can focus on the more important parts of your life, such as your recovery and planning for your future. Throughout the process, our Queens taxi injury lawyers will keep you informed about what’s going on, be available to answer your questions, and give your claim the level of attention both it and you deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Queens Taxi Injury Lawyers Today
If you have been injured in a taxicab accident in Queens or the surrounding areas, don’t just accept the losses you have and don’t think that you can represent yourself in the claims process. For a free, no-obligation consultation with our law firm, please call our Queens taxi injury lawyers at the law office of Sullivan & Galleshaw LLP directly today at 718-843-0300. You can also connect with us by using the contact form on our website to send us a message telling us more about your case.