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In New York City, taxi drivers are often in a big hurry to get passengers to their destinations. After all, the more rides they complete, the more income they make. That can create a dangerous situation, both for passengers and others on the road. When a taxi driver drives carelessly and causes a crash causing injury, you have the right to compensation.

Corporations own most taxis in New York City, and all must hold a medallion. In New York City, yellow cabs by law must carry liability insurance for no less than $100,000 per injured person and $300,000 per accident. This means if three people are injured in a crash, there is insurance covering each one, up to $100,000.Pursuing a claim can be complicated, and you are best served by hiring an experienced New York personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate these and other complications that can arise along the way. At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how to approach cases like yours to maximize your compensation award.

When you hire us, our lawyers will:

  • Investigate, consult with the police, and interview witnesses to determine causation and liability.
  • Bring in experts who can testify about what your case is worth.
  • Seek compensation from all responsible parties.
  • Defend you when the insurance company tries to blame you for the accident.

Our New York personal injury attorneys will be there to answer any questions you might have along the way. Contact us for a free case review today if you’re ready to begin fighting to recover the full compensation you deserve.

You shouldn’t have to worry about getting hurt when you get into a cab. Cab drivers should know the roads and traffic patterns in New York. After all, they drive for a living.

Unfortunately, most taxi accidents are caused by driver errors. In other words, they’re caused by negligent driving.

Some of the most common causes of taxi accidents in New York include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Tailgating (following too closely)
  • Blocking traffic when picking up or dropping off passengers
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Illegal or unsafe turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Hazardous road conditions

Taxi drivers in New York must satisfy specific licensing criteria to operate for profit in the metro area. However, obtaining a taxi driver’s license doesn’t automatically ensure a safe ride.

A taxi driver must follow the road rules like any other vehicle driver. If you are a taxi passenger and your driver causes a crash, you have a right to recover for your injuries. If you’re a pedestrian trying to cross the street when struck by a taxi due to careless driving, you have a right to recover for your injuries.


There are two broad types of damages that taxi accidents can recover after an accident: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages represent your out-of-pocket costs–or items with a clear-cut price tag.

They usually include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages while you recover
  • Future medical expenses
  • Diminished earning potential if the accident leaves you permanently disabled
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other types of specialized care
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are the more subjective losses caused by a taxi crash.

This category of damages includes money for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of your independence
  • Damages for wrongful death

At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how important it is to recover the full damages you deserve. You can trust that we’ll do everything possible to win the full damages you need after a crash.

At Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of taxi accident cases, including those involving:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Bone and ligament injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

If you were hurt in a taxi accident and someone else was to blame, getting legal advice can be vital to hold that party responsible.

In New York, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases.

Missing the relevant deadline means losing your right to compensation. That’s why it’s essential to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after the taxi wreck.

If you have questions about the time limits for filing a lawsuit, don’t hesitate to call for a free consultation today. We’ll get you the answers you need.

If you have been injured in a taxi accident, call Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys are ready to sit down, listen to your story, and discuss strategies for recovering the fair compensation you deserve. If you were injured, call an experienced New York accident lawyer for a free consultation today.

A Taxi Accident can be emotionally and physically devastating. Michael J. Asta, Esq. is one of New York’s leading accident attorneys with over 500 Million Dollars recovered for clients and over 30 years fighting for New Yorkers like you. You can be confident that the legal team at Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers is fully committed to winning the best possible results for our personal injury clients and their families. If you’ve been injured in a Taxi Accident, call Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers at (212) 244-6555 or complete the contact form here on our website so we can help you. The consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis meaning there is no fee until we obtain compensation on your behalf, guaranteeing you’ll never come out of pocket.

Asta & Bickoff, Personal Injury Lawyers, Where Quality Representation Doesn’t Cost, It Pays.

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