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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 $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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
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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 have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC. are professional, they keep in touch with me, they answer any question professionally. I feel secure and in good hands.

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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 was crossing the street when a car hit me. I was hurt and needed a lawyer. A friend that I trusted recommended Jacob Oresky. Right away from the beginning I knew that I made the right decision. Jacob was trustworthy and worked really hard. He pr...

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I suffered a very bad accident in 2013 and was so scared not knowing what will happen to me and my children. I didn’t even know what my rights were at the time. My daughter found this law firm in the internet and told me I needed an attorney, th...

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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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.

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

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.
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.
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
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.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.

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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