Long Island Taxi Accident Lawyer
Seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a taxicab crash isn’t like other auto wrecks. To handle your claim in the most effective way possible, work with a Long Island taxi accident lawyer.
Riding in a taxi is supposed to be more enjoyable than attempting to navigate Long Island traffic on your own, but sometimes that’s not the case. This is especially true if the taxicab gets into a crash while you are riding as a passenger. In other cases, you might get into an accident with a cab while you’re driving your own vehicle. If either of these are your current situation, the complexities involved in litigating a personal injury case like this require the experienced hand of a Long Island taxi accident lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Taxicab Wreck
New York has a no-fault car insurance system, so if you get hit by a taxi, you’ll first need to file a claim with your own insurance. This initial claim will cover some of your costs, but you will only be able to file a separate personal injury claim beyond the no-fault system if your injury meets one of the following criteria:
- Broken or fractured bones
If you meet these requirements, you can proceed with a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties, be they individuals, companies, or even the government. If the government is involved, such as through dangerous road conditions, it will complicate things as you’ll need to file your claim within ninety days.
Another complication with cab crashes is the fact that taxis are commercial vehicles that often belong to larger companies. This means that there may be several entities involved with running and maintaining the cab, and any or all of them could be liable for the crash. Naming all of the at-fault entities in your claim will ensure you receive the most compensation possible.
Injuries and Compensation
Injuries from taxi accidents can range from the minor to the devastating. You may suffer whiplash that is so severe you can’t get out of bed without help. Broken bones, spinal damage, and brain injuries can all occur with many long-term repercussions.
You can recover compensation for these injuries and the medical care associated with them. This includes all of your financial expenses and lost quality of life:
- Medical needs, both current and future
- Income loss and earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium, society, or companionship
- Damages to your vehicle or other possessions
If you or a loved one have experienced any injuries, no matter how minor they may seem at the time, you must have them checked and documented by a physician as soon as possible. Many injuries don’t become apparent until hours or days later.
These costs can reach exorbitant levels and have left families destitute. Even if the insurance covers some of it willingly, there are many costs that will be “overlooked,” which is why it’s critical to work with a Long Island taxi accident lawyer to ensure that you get every penny you’re owed in compensation.
Contact a Long Island Cab Crash Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a taxi, you deserve an attorney who will fight relentlessly for you and the full compensation you deserve. At Siler & Ingber, LLP, we are known for our willingness to take cases to court that other firms won’t. We work first and foremost to attain justice and peace of mind for our clients.
Schedule a free consultation with a Long Island taxi accident lawyer and find out how we can help you today. Contact us at 1-516-294-2666 or fill out the form on this page to get started with your claim.