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NYC Taxicab Accident Lawyer

We Represent Victims of Taxicab Accidents In New York City

If someone else’s carelessness or wrongful act caused you to suffer an injury, your life can change forever, and not for the better.

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Taxicab Accident Lawyer in the Bronx

We Have Represented Taxi Accident Victims For More Than 30 Years

With so many cabs on the road, accidents happen, and people can get hurt. If someone else’s carelessness or wrongful act caused you to suffer an injury, your life can change forever, and not for the better.

You might not be able to support yourself through gainful employment. You might need ongoing medical treatment and assistance with everyday tasks. With the medical expenses piling up, you might worry about how you will pay them and provide for your family and yourself. A taxicab accident lawyer in the Bronx can help you pursue compensation for your losses.

If you suffered injuries in a taxicab accident in the Bronx, you can call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, at 718-993-9999 for a free consultation. We have won more than $350 million for our clients in the 30+ years that we have been helping injured people in the Bronx and the New York City area.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
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NYC Taxi Accident Lawyer

Causes of Taxicab Accidents

We investigate every taxicab accident claim that we handle to determine the cause(s). Sometimes multiple errors combine to cause a crash. Some common scenarios that can lead to a taxicab accident include:

  • Aggressive driving by the cab driver or another driver
  • Exceeding the speed limit or the safe speed for the conditions
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • A distracted driver who is texting, checking the GPS, or calling the dispatcher
  • A driver who is fatigued or impaired
  • Inadequate training or experience of the cab driver
  • Inadequate supervision by the cab company, such as not firing “problem” drivers who have moving violations or a history of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Road hazards, like potholes, poor street design, or lack of signage.
  • Road rage by the cab driver or someone else
  • Defective equipment on the cab, like worn brakes or bald tires
  • The lack of or defective seat belts
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I am very grateful for the services of the lawyers who took my case. I thank you for obtaining such a good verdict, a blessing from God. Thank you… OK Oresky!!! Froilan

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I had a great experience with Jacob Oresky’s Office. He was always there when I needed him. He and his staff provided me with great service.

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I am very satisfied with the attorney Jacob Oresky and his employees. They are really efficient with their cases. I am very thankful. Many blessing to them. Thank you. The experience with Jacob Oresky has been a great one

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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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I fractured my knee and hurt my back in a car accident. My wife gave birth a week after and I couldn’t work. Attorney Oresky and his staff immediately took care of everything. They got my medical bills and my lost wages paid. Oresky and his team...

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I hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.

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Thank you so much for everything. I really appreciated all of the personal attention I received. I felt welcome and informed. This is such a wonderful team. I hope all the best for everyone.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates are great attorneys and I recommend them because they treated me good.

Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.

Types of Injuries in Taxicab Accidents

If you were involved a taxicab accident, you could suffer many of the same injuries that you could in any other car accident. These injuries can include injuries like lacerations, fractures, head injuries, spinal cord damage, burns, dismemberment, and other significant trauma.

Taxicab Accident Lawyer in NYC & The Bronx

Parties That Can Be Responsible for Your Losses in a Taxicab Accident in NYC or The Bronx

Whoever committed a negligent act that caused the wreck and your injuries can be liable for your damages. Every case is different, and the liable party or parties will depend on the facts of your situation. Some of the common defendants in taxicab accident lawsuits include:

  • The cab driver, if his carelessness caused or contributed to the crash.
  • The driver of another motor vehicle, if she was at fault in the accident.
  • The cab company, if it provided inadequately maintained vehicles, engaged in negligent hiring or supervision of employees, or instituted policies that encouraged risky driving. In some cases, the cab company can be vicariously liable for the accident.

Elements of Liability

We have to prove that someone’s carelessness caused or contributed to the accident and your injuries for the law to hold the person liable for your losses. We must establish these factors:

  • Duty. The defendant must have owed you a legal duty of care. For example, the cab driver has a legal duty of care to operate the taxi reasonably and obey the law.
  • Breach of the duty of care. It is negligence if someone fails to live up to his legal duty of care. Let’s say that the cab was stuck in Bronx traffic. The driver made a sharp right turn to detour away from the traffic jam. While doing so, he struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk legally. The driver violated the duty of care and was negligent.
  • Causation. The negligent act must have caused the accident and the injury. The pedestrian suffered trauma because of the taxicab driver’s negligence. The taxicab driver is responsible for the pedestrian’s losses. The walker might also have a claim against the cab company.
  • Damages. The victim must have suffered economic, physical, or emotional damages.

Getting Legal Help for a Taxicab Accident in the Bronx or Manhattan

We handle taxicab accident injury cases in which victims have suffered trauma including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and other significant trauma.   We also handle wrongful death claims. Not every injury qualifies for compensation under the law.

When you suffer significant trauma, you sustain multiple losses beyond the physical injuries. A taxicab accident lawyer in the Bronx can help you pursue compensation for all of your losses, which can include things like lost union benefits, money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries, money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries, and loss of companionship or consortium.

Experienced Taxi Accident Lawyers

Call Us Today for Help

Oresky and Associates PLLC is active in helping the Bronx community. We are humbled by the fact that many of our clients view us like family friends. Our firm treats you with respect and tell you the truth. When we take care of your taxicab accident injury claim, you can focus on your health and well-being.

A taxicab accident lawyer in the Bronx can meet with you at our office, or we can come to you at the hospital or in your home. We handle taxicab accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid legal fees unless you get compensation. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, today at 718-993-9999 for a free, no obligation consultation.

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