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Queens Taxi Accident LawyerYou could be entitled to compensation if you were recently involved in an accident with a taxi in Queens, NY. Whether you’re fighting a negligent taxi driver, taxi service, or an insurance company, Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help. Our Queens taxi accident lawyers are ready to help you fight to win your case and maximize your financial recovery.

Our attorneys are highly respected litigators with a demonstrated ability to win the toughest cases. We’ve helped our clients win over $400 million in settlements and jury awards. Now that you’ve been hurt because of a reckless taxi cab driver, we’re here to fight to get you the compensation you deserve, too.

Contact our law office serving Queens, New York, or call (347) 507-3884 to arrange a time for your free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our team is always standing by to take your call, 24/7/365.

How Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Taxi Accident

How Our Queens Car Accident Lawyers Can Help After a Taxi Accident

What caused the taxi cab to crash? Is the taxicab driver to blame or is someone else? What happens when multiple parties are at fault? And who’s financially responsible for your injuries?

These are all important questions. However, getting the answers might not be as simple as you’d think. That’s especially true when you’re facing resistance from a taxi service or insurance company.

Fortunately, you don’t have to get the answers on your own. You can take the time you need to recover while a personal injury lawyer in Queens handles your fight for compensation.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’re known and respected trial attorneys with 30+ years of experience. We stand up to insurers, big corporations, and tough employers every day. In the process, we help our clients walk away with life-altering financial awards.

When you trust us after your Queens taxi accident, we will:

  • Launch an independent investigation into your cab accident to determine why it happened and who’s to blame
  • Gather evidence, including medical records, police reports, witness statements, photographs, video footage, physical evidence from the scene, and other helpful information
  • Defend you if the cab driver or insurance company tries to say that you’re at fault
  • Seek damages from all liable parties
  • Negotiate to get you the best possible terms in a settlement agreement

If the cab company or insurance carrier won’t negotiate fairly, our accomplished trial attorneys will be more than ready to take your case to a jury. As our client, you can rest assured that we’re prepared to invest whatever time, resources, and manpower is necessary to get you the winning results you deserve.

Our law office works on contingency, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. We assume the risks. You enjoy the benefits of a successful verdict. Give us a call to arrange a time to discuss your case in detail. Your initial consultation is free, so get in touch with us today.

How Common Are Taxi Accidents in Queens?

According to data published by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), there are thousands of car accidents involving taxis in the city every year. In 2021, there were a total of 2,891 reported taxi accidents in NYC.

A significant number of these taxi crashes happen in Queens. That year, the borough saw at least 469 taxi cab accidents. Only Manhattan (1,103 accidents) and the Bronx (616 accidents) saw more.

This means that, on an average day, there are anywhere between one and two taxi accidents in Queens.

What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth After a Taxicab Accident?

There’s no standard value for taxi accident injury claims. Every situation is incredibly unique – especially in a city like New York.

However, there are a number of factors that will be relevant when it comes to value:

  • Were you a passenger in the taxicab, an occupant of another vehicle, or a pedestrian/bicyclist?
  • What type of crash was it? (e.g., rear-end collision, rollover, T-Bone, head-on crash)
  • What types of injuries did you sustain?
  • Are you expected to make a full physical recovery?
  • How has your ability to work been affected?
  • Will you suffer from a permanent impairment or disability?
  • What are your current out-of-pocket costs?
  • What costs and financial losses will you probably experience in the future?
  • Do you share responsibility for the cab accident?
  • Did the crash aggravate any pre-existing medical illnesses or conditions?

Other factors, like your age and earning capacity, will also be taken into consideration.

The best way to know what your specific case is worth is by speaking to an experienced Queens car accident attorney.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our legal team would be happy to review your case, consider available facts and evidence, and offer some preliminary insight into how much money you may be able to get if you file a claim for damages.

What Are the Top Causes of Taxi Accidents in Queens?

New York City yellow cabs have a reputation for being dangerous. Drivers tend to go fast, change lanes quickly, and make aggressive maneuvers at intersections. Traffic, congestion, and narrow roads in Queens certainly don’t help matters.

These things can and do contribute to taxi accidents.

As a result, some of the leading causes of traffic accidents with taxis in Queens include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk and impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe turns
  • Illegal turns
  • Failure to look for other motorists, pedestrians, or bicyclists in an intersection
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Violating posted traffic safety signals
  • Running red lights
  • Road rage
  • Road construction
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Vehicle malfunction
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle defects, such as faulty brakes or defective airbags

Our attorneys will carefully assess the facts of your case in an effort to identify all possible causes of your taxi accident. Once we understand the cause(s), we can begin to put together a strategy to secure compensation from all responsible parties.

Who’s Liable For My Taxi Cab Injuries in Queens?

Anyone who directly or indirectly contributes to your cab accident could be held financially responsible for the consequences.

A thorough investigation might reveal that one or more of these parties are liable:

  • Negligent taxi cab drivers
  • Taxi services and companies
  • Taxi passengers
  • Negligent motorists
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicyclists
  • Government agencies
  • Property owners

Our attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation from anywho who, in any way, caused you to get hurt.

What Damages Are Available to Victims of Taxi Accidents in Queens?

Following a taxicab accident in Queens, you should have the right to recover compensation for your financial losses (economic damages) and pain and suffering (non-economic damages).

Examples of damages that are commonly awarded in train injury cases include:

  • Medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, and ongoing medical care
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Embarrassment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing assistance
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage

Oresky & Associates, PLLC will carefully evaluate your case from every possible angle. We’ll bring in experts to help us understand the full extent of your injuries and suffering. The more information we have, the better prepared we’ll be to leverage a full and fair financial settlement on your behalf.

We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Queens Taxi Crash Injuries

Whether you’re a passenger in the back of a yellow cab, a pedestrian on the road, or in another vehicle, the injuries you sustain in a taxi accident can be catastrophic.

Our law firm is here to help you seek maximum compensation for every injury you suffer.

Contact us for immediate assistance if you’ve been in a taxi accident and sustained:

  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Whiplash
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Chest injury
  • Internal trauma
  • Amputation
  • Crushing injury
  • Burn injury
  • Trauma to the eyes and face
  • Injuries to the feet, knees, or legs
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Wrongful death of a family member

Always seek medical assistance right away after a taxi accident. Getting to the hospital can help to make sure that your injuries are treated immediately, which will reduce the chance of complications or death. Your visit will also create an important piece of evidence. Medical records can help to establish a causal link between the taxi crash and your injuries. This will be critical if you decide to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

What’s the Time Limit For Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Taxi Accident in New York?

New York State has a three-year statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits. This will give you a three-year window in which to file a claim after your taxi accident. If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal taxi accident in Queens, you’ll have just two years to take action.

Don’t let the deadline expire. If you don’t file your claim on time, you’ll give up the opportunity to recover compensation from those responsible.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With a Queens Taxi Accident Lawyer

Did you recently get hurt in a motor vehicle accident involving a taxicab in Queens? Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, for help. Our Queens taxi accident lawyers can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.

We offer a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or connect with us online to schedule yours today.

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