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Brooklyn Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

Were you or a loved one injured in a taxi accident in Brooklyn, NY? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. An experienced Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can handle every aspect of your personal injury claim. 

We have over 25 years of experience handling accident claims like yours. We know how important your financial security is–and that’s why we’ll fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

We’ve already recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients. Contact our law offices in Brooklyn, New York at (718) 802-1600 to schedule a free consultation today and learn how we’ll put our experience to work for you.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Taxi Accident in Brooklyn 

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Taxi Accident in Brooklyn Unexpected accidents create a lot of uncertainty. If you didn’t cause the accident, you shouldn’t be responsible for the financial consequences. Still, you might wonder who will pay your damages–and how you’ll get by while you recover.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have over 25 years of insurance and legal experience. We know how the legal system works–and how to hold negligent taxi drivers and cab companies responsible.

You can trust our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers to handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Coordinating a detailed investigation to determine the cause of the crash
  • Identifying all responsible parties
  • Assessing your case value and demanding fair compensation from all at-fault parties
  • Consulting leading experts and specialists
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to maximize your settlement

Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are committed to providing the sound legal advice our clients deserve. Our commitment has paid off. We’ve been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

We’ve also recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. 

If you’re ready to get started, contact our lawyers in Brooklyn for a free initial consultation today.

How Common Are Taxi Accidents in Brooklyn?

Although rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are now extremely popular, sometimes a taxi is a more convenient way to get around. In fact, 13,587 taxis are registered in New York City–so it’s not entirely surprising that thousands of motor vehicle accidents in NYC involve taxis.

In September 2021 alone, the NYPD reported 359 taxi accidents citywide. Over 90 of those taxi crashes happened in Brooklyn.

What is My Brooklyn Taxi Accident Case Worth?

There isn’t a simple answer to this common–and important–question. The value of your personal injury claim depends entirely on the facts. 

Important factors that will play a role in calculating the value of your case include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Your anticipated recovery time
  • Whether you can work 
  • The impact of the injury on your quality of life
  • Available insurance coverage

It can take time for a personal injury case to settle. It’s important to account for all of your future costs before accepting a settlement–because you only have one chance to get the fair compensation you deserve.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Taxi Accident Victims?

New York personal injury law divides compensation into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Your economic damages cover financial expenses, such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • Property damage

Your non-economic damages award may include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring 
  • Loss of consortium

Were you injured in an accident? Give us a call today. We’d be happy to explain your legal options and develop a strategy for recovering fair compensation.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Taxi Accident in Brooklyn, NY?

Unless you were injured as a taxi passenger, there’s a good chance that the insurance company will try to blame you for contributing to the accident. 

Under New York pure contributory negligence laws, your compensation award will be reduced to account for your share of fault. For example, if you’re 10% liable, the insurance company will only pay 90% of your compensation.

That gives the insurance company an incentive to shift as much blame onto the victim as possible. 

Maybe a cab sideswiped your car speeding down the road, or maybe you were rear-ended while waiting for a light to change. Or maybe you were hit by a cab while crossing the street. Regardless of how your taxi crash happened, the insurance company can and will try to pin the blame on you.

Our lawyers can help. All you have to do is call for a free case evaluation today.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Taxi Accident Injuries

We’ve all seen cab drivers speeding down city streets and weaving through traffic. That can create a dangerous situation for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists. It also puts the taxi passenger at risk of serious injury.

We handle all taxi accident claims, including those that cause:

Like any other car accident, a taxi crash can be fatal. Call our wrongful death lawyers in Brooklyn today if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident. We can help you fight to secure compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, and more.

What Causes Most Taxi Accidents in Brooklyn, New York?

In 2020, New York City topped the list of traffic-congested cities in the U.S. New Yorkers lose as many as 100 hours every year to traffic congestion. Considering traffic conditions, it’s no surprise that taxi accidents are a common occurrence in the big apple.

Taxicab accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Drivers are often tired and in a hurry–making conditions ripe for an accident. Even with an experienced taxi driver, accidents can and do happen.

Overall, some of the most common causes of taxi accidents in Brooklyn include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Stopping in dangerous locations
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Tailgating 
  • Aggressive driving behaviors
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Dangerous or illegal turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Negligent vehicle maintenance
  • Defects in the taxi

Multiple parties often share responsibility for a taxi accident. To recover fair compensation from each, you must identify all factors that played a role in the accident. Our Brooklyn taxi accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have the tools to launch a full investigation. Just give us a quick call today to learn more. 

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Taxi Accident in New York? 

To actually get the money you deserve, you’ll have to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your accident. 

In taxi accident cases, you must establish:

  • The factors that played a role in your accident
  • Who was legally responsible for the damage

Most of the time, that requires proving that someone was negligent. Someone is negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable caution under the circumstances.

Lawyers break the concept of “negligence” into four elements, including:

  • A legal duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages 

Taxi accident cases are complicated because the negligent party might not be the only one liable for damages. Other times, more than one person might share the blame. 

For example, you may be entitled to seek compensation from:

  • The cab driver
  • Taxi companies
  • Manufacturers of defective parts
  • Mechanics
  • Inspection companies
  • A third-party driver
  • Pedestrians or bicyclists
  • Employers of negligent drivers
  • New York transportation authorities

In your typical motor vehicle accident case, the responsible party is usually someone at the scene of the crash. Taxi crash cases are different. A cab company may be responsible–but it won’t be at the scene to exchange contact information.

Our lawyers can help with these and other complications that may arise in your case. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Taxi Accident in New York?

You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after a taxi accident in NYC. Under New York law, the statute of limitations in most personal injury cases is three years. If you don’t file a lawsuit within three years, you’ll be barred from seeking compensation.

While there are some exceptions, it’s always a good idea to start building your case soon after an accident. Our lawyers can provide more information about the time limits in your case during a free case review. 

Contact a Brooklyn Taxi Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

You probably have many questions if you’ve been hurt in a taxi accident. An experienced Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer can help. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, your consultation is always free, so reach out today to get started.

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