There are more than 13,000 taxis operating in New York City and those taxis make a combined 485,000 trips per day. A staple of life for many New Yorkers, taxis are both a necessity and a risk. With more than 90% of taxi pickups and drop-offs occurring in Manhattan, where our office is located, we are well acquainted with the potential for accidents and harm.
Our NYC taxi accident attorneys are no stranger to standing up to taxi drivers and companies for negligent behavior--with over $500 million in results, careless drivers know who we are.
Not only are taxi passengers at risk, but also bicyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists. If you’ve been injured in a crash with a taxi, call us today! (212) 577-9325
In New York City, private companies operate taxis and those taxis are licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which is an arm of the New York City government. The TLC requires all yellow medallion taxis to go through a rigorous inspection process three times per year. These checks include things like making sure the safety features are functioning properly and detecting any leaks or irregularities. One cause for concern is the burgeoning number of boro taxis (green taxis) operating in the City of New York. According to the TLC, they will have to implement “express reinspection” to accommodate the nearly 18,000 new taxis poised to hit the streets in the coming years.
According to the United States Census Bureau, .8% of New York City’s 3,685,786 workers commute to work by bicycle. That’s about 29,486 bicyclists on the streets of New York City on any given day. Bicyclists in New York City are twice as likely to be involved in accidents with taxis than with regular passenger vehicles. Many of these accidents are “dooring” accidents, which happen when a taxi passenger opens their door right into a bicyclist’s path.
The TLC requires that taxi and livery vehicles operating in New York City must maintain a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 of insurance coverage. Insurance would cover, at a minimum, up to $100,000 for an individual and $300,000 total per taxi accident. When injuries are catastrophic, accepting an insurance settlement may not be enough. The NYC taxi accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm can help you determine what your rights are after this type of accident. We invite you to contact us today for a free consultation!
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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