Queens Taxi Accident Lawyers
Were you injured in an accident involving a taxi in Queens, NY? Make sure you get the maximum compensation by contacting our Queens taxi accident lawyers at The Orlow Firm. By working with us you can be assured that we’ll exhaust all legal channels for maximum recourse so that you’ll be fairly compensated for your pain and suffering. Whether you were injured by an on duty taxi, off duty cab, an Uber, Lyft or other ride sharing company the lawyers at The Orlow Firm are here to help.
Were you injured by a licensed New York taxicab?
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has minimum insurance coverage requirements for anyone operating a taxi in the city of New York. For individuals, it is $100,000 liability and for accidents it is $300,000 liability. This means that each person involved in the accident is guaranteed a minimum of $100,000 if their injuries should require so much.
How to determine who was at fault in a taxi accident?
The most important factor in filing a lawsuit over an accident involving a taxicab in Queens is determining who was liable for the accident. Is it the driver or the taxi? Is it the taxi company itself? Or perhaps there’s other third parties involved that contributed to the accident including the city itself for not properly maintaining the roads, or another vehicle on the road for causing the taxi driver to crash or perhaps something else. You need an experienced attorney who can look at the accident from as many different angles as possible to determine all who were involved. Often times, the difference between a small settlement and a large settlement can be contributed to who was determined to be involved in the taxi accident.
Is there a statute of limitations on taxi accidents in New York?
Yes, unfortunately there is and therefor it is imperative that you act quickly. It’s important to get the process started as soon as possible and then determine the scope of damages at a later point. In New York the statute of limitations is 3 years and missing this time limit can mean forfeiting your rights to compensation. A lot of victims sometimes don’t file a lawsuit thinking there wasn’t any significant injuries, only to realize down the line that there were lingering injuries. If you were involved in a taxi accident in Queens, we strongly recommend contacting us for a case evaluation irregardless of if you consider your injuries to be significant or not.
Who is eligible for compensation after a taxi accident in New York?
There’s three different reasons you can seek compensation in an accident involving a taxicab. The first of which is if you were a passenger in the taxi and were injured from the accident. The second of which is if you were a pedestrian that was struck by a taxicab. Last but not least, if you were the driver or passenger of a vehicle that was involved in an accident with a taxicab, you too might have a claim.
How much compensation will I receive for my taxi accident?
There are far too many variables that go into determining the value of a case to give a blanket answer to everyone who asks. The main variables that come into play are the severity of your injuries, your medical expenses, your loss of income either temporarily or permanently, your pain and suffering both during the accident and immediately afterwards but also your pain and suffering for any lingering issues as well as any emotional distress that this accident may have caused. The more severe your injuries, the larger the claim would be.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a taxicab, contact The Orlow Firm today to seek maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.