New York City cabbies have a reputation for aggressive and risky driving. Speeding and weaving through traffic translate into more paying fares in a day. It also puts passengers and the public at greater risk of a traffic accident.
If you were seriously injured in an accident involving a New York City taxi, limousine, Uber, Lyft or similar public transit vehicle the Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm will fight to hold the driver or taxi company accountable.
Our familiarity with the New York legal and insurance issues enable us to maximize the compensation our clients recover for their injuries. We have represented hundreds of people injured as a result of the negligence and recklessness of taxi drivers.
Call 212-268-3222 to discuss your legal options and best next steps with an accident lawyer at our firm.
The majority of New York City taxi drivers would not jeopardize their medallion or the safety of their passengers. But some cabbies do push the envelope, making illegal or risky maneuvers that result in:
We represent any party injured in these accidents: taxi passengers, occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists — or taxi drivers injured through the negligence of other motorists.
Witnesses, police reports and evidence recorded at the crash scene may show that the taxicab driver was at fault. Sometimes it is necessary to bring in accident reconstruction specialists to establish negligence. Our experienced trial lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions in compensation for accident victims. This includes verdicts and settlements against independent taxicab owners, taxi companies with fleets of cabs, or limousine companies.
By law, any taxi issued a medallion by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission must be insured for bodily injury coverage of at least $100,000 per person. The attorneys of Raphaelson & Levine are skilled at proving both liability and damages to collect against the taxicab’s insurance policy. We work closely with our clients to understand the medical, financial and emotional impact of the accident and to thoroughly document the lawsuit for damages.
Our injury attorneys have a reputation for personalized attention and serious results. Whether you've been injured in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island, call 212-268-3222 or contact us online to request a free consultation with one of our New York City taxicab accident lawyers today.