In NYC it is very difficult to use your car and many residents do not have automobiles. Taxi cabs in NYC are utilized daily to get to work, Go to shows and get around. Tourists also use taxi's to get from the airport to hotels. Taxi cab accident are common. Bot passengers and pedestrians are injured by negligent cab drivers.
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A Little About the New York City Cab Drivers And Your Rights
New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission requires that all yellow taxi cabs and all licensed car services carry a minimum of $100,000.00/$300,000.00 in LIABILITY insurance coverage. This means that any one person, when injured by or in a taxi cab, has a maximum of $100,000.00 in liability insurance available to them. If more than one person is injured in or by a taxi cab there is a maximum of $300,000.00 of insurance available to them in total. It is imperative to have an experienced taxi cab injury lawyer who understands your entitlements. Large cab companies have insurance companies on their side. They will attempt to show you were at fault and not the driver. It is not unusual for a taxi cab to have more than three passengers or be involved with another vehicle having several passengers; all of the injured people would then have to share in the total insurance coverage of $300,000.00. Not much money when injuries can be severe. You will need a lawyer who knows and understand s all the options available to you. Often tourists especially foreigners are confused and frightened. Our special taxi injury hotline will get you a lawyer that can help easily and quickly.
Private Licenesed Gypsey Cabs
Private, unlicensed gipsy cabs do not have this requirement and, therefore, will have only the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage of $25,000.00/$50,000.00. Thus an individual who was injured would be covered to a maximum of $25,000.00 and multiple injured parties would have to share a maximum of $50,000.00 in insurance coverage.
New York No-fault
New York, like a majority of the states, operates under a No-fault Insurance system. "No-Fault", covers an injured person's basic economic loss. It has nothing to do with compensating the injured person for pain and suffering which is covered under the liability insurance coverage discussed above.
Common Taxi Cab Injuries
- Brake failure due to poor or faulty maintenance
- Taxi Cab hits your car and you are injured
- Taxi cab hit you as a pedestrian
- Pedestrian curb side accidents
- Wip Lash
- Injury from another passenger in the cab
- Wrecks due to careless driving of the driver
- Cab crash injuries
- Sudden stops can throw passengers against the cab’s partition
- Head and neck injuries
- Roll over injuries
- Tire blow out injury
- Injury from not geting fully in before the cab pulls away
- Injuries getting into or leaving the cab
- severe crush injuries
- Injuries from not giving customers time to move away
If you’ve been injured in a taxi cab accident get medical attention immediately to protect your rights. Contact us 24 hrs, 7 days for a cab driver injury injury lawyer.
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