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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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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.

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I am very pleased and satisfied with the family, friendly service that Jacob Oresky & Associates provided to me while my case was pending.

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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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The people at Jacob Oresky and Associates are really kind and friendly. They spoke to me in Spanish and they made me feel at home. They worked really hard for me and they worried about me.

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I would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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I had a construction accident. I retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys and they won my case with excellent results. I recommend these attorneys to everyone.

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

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
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 is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
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.
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.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
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.
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.

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.

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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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