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.
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:
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.
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.