A taxi driver will lose his Taxi & Limousine Commission license after allegedly killing two people and injuring two others, reported the New York Daily News (3.21.15). The innocent victims and their families, who he harmed, lost much more.
On Friday, March 20, the driver’s taxi crashed, jumped onto the sidewalk and hit four people waiting for a bus in the Bronx on Grand Concourse in Claremont. A girl, 5, and a man, 25, were killed in the accident and two others were hurt. The green cab that killed Tierre Clark and Kadeem Brown, 25 had first hit a parked car about a block away, before jumping the curb and hitting the pedestrians at the bus stop, reported NBC News (3.21.15), citing the New York Police Department. A man, 55, was in critical condition after being hit, and the fourth victim, a woman, 39, was in stable condition.
Police sad the cab driver was travelling in a service road travel lane when he struck the parked car, reported NBC News. Authorities were investigating whether either the weather or a medical condition played a role in the crash.
Every year, a number of New York residents and visitors are injured while passengers in taxis or when involved in collisions with taxis. Taxi drivers are liable for injuries they cause to pedestrians, passengers, bicyclists, or other drivers.
Individuals who have suffered injuries in a NYC taxi accident will likely contemplate their rights to compensation. New York ‘s “No-Fault” Insurance laws provide damages for an injured party’s basic economic losses. Under these NY insurance laws, taxi drivers are required to carry liability insurance with a minimum of $100,000 of coverage per person injured in an accident and a maximum of $300,000 per accident. While this coverage may help injured victims, this amount may not be nearly enough to cover the damages that victims and their families may suffer, including financial, physical and emotional damages. Financial losses from an accident may include medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Damages such as emotional trauma and pain and suffering are not even covered by these insurance policies. If a taxi driver was at fault, an experienced lawyer can help victims file a personal injury lawsuit to demand additional compensation for their injuries and losses.
The Perecman Firm has more than 30 years experience helping injured individuals, including those with taxi accident claims, recover the compensation they deserve.