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NYC Taxicab Accident Lawyer

We Defend 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 Defended Taxi Accident Victims For More Than 25 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 25+ years that we have been helping injured people in the Bronx and the New York City area.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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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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The people at Jacob Oresky & Associates are warm and friendly to their clients. They know how to treat people the way you want to be treated. Jacob did an excellent job on my case. We were well prepared and won at trial. The girls at the offi...

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This is the law firm that works hard for you to the very end.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates have been very attentive and helpful. They worry about clients, they are very friendly and I recommend them to the whole community.

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I am really happy with the services that Jacob Oresky provided me. He was always there for me and my family and provided me with excellent representation along with good and solid advice. His staff made me feel as if I was part of their family. If...

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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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Jacob Oresky & Associates are the best attorneys in the Bronx. I recommend them to every single person that had an accident.

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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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The attorney Jacob Oresky prepared me personally to testify on my case. I felt well prepared and he made me feel very calm. He accompanied me on every step and every moment.

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

What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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 does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
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.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? 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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