Sometimes you need an alternative form of transportation to get around, whether your car is in the shop, you can’t afford a vehicle, or public transport doesn’t reach your target destination by a long shot. Taxis are prevalent in highly populated areas around New York state, as owning a car can be expensive or unnecessary for many commuters. Accidents involving taxis happen with some regularity, but will the taxi driver always be responsible and held liable for injuries or other losses?
In short, taxi drivers can be responsible for your injuries. However, taxi drivers or their employers are not always liable, as other parties can be at fault for your losses. A taxi accident lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can help if you need more information about holding individuals responsible for your injuries. Our team has extensive knowledge and experience with taxi accidents and injury law, meaning we can offer you support and quality services if you want to take legal action. We work hard for our clients’ compensation and recovery.
When Are Taxi Drivers Liable for Passenger Injuries in New York?
A taxi driver may be liable for your injuries and other damages in certain circumstances. However, it is far more common for the taxi driver’s employer to pay for any liabilities whenever the driver is at fault. However, taxi drivers will not always be liable or responsible for their passengers’ losses, as many other parties may be involved.
Other individuals may act far more negligently than the taxi driver, as your driver can exercise great caution and focus on driving safely. Determining liability in your accident may not be as clear-cut as one might prefer. We can help you narrow down the potentially responsible parties.
Who Is Responsible for Injuries and Damages in a New York Taxi Accident?
Often, the only way to receive fair compensation for your injuries is to determine who acted negligently and to take legal action against them. Any of the following individuals may be responsible for your injuries and losses:
- Another driver
- Other passengers
- Parts or vehicle manufacturers
- City government
In some cases, more than one party may be responsible for your injuries. Due to the potential complications that may arise, we recommend you work with a lawyer for assistance. Your taxi accident attorney can help you in several ways throughout the legal process, streamlining each step on your behalf.
Who Should Work With a New York Taxi Accident Lawyer?
We recommend that anyone who takes part in legal matters speaks with and works with a lawyer for assistance. In the case of a taxi accident resulting in severe injuries, we recommend that you work with a New York taxi accident attorney. Your lawyer can help you in several ways, including speaking on your behalf, completing and filing paperwork, leveling the playing field against other legal representatives, and collecting and analyzing evidence.
Please refrain from representing yourself during your taxi accident claims, as you may misrepresent yourself. This may reduce the compensatory value of your case and decrease the odds of success. Your lawyer is far more likely to represent you fairly, favorably, and effectively. Your attorney will also avoid more mistakes, maintain and increase the value of your claims, and improve the probability of favorable results.
Taxi Accident Resulting in Severe Injuries? Speak With a New York Lawyer From the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe for Help
If you have been in an accident involving taxi drivers and have severe injuries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a representative with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe. In addition to our helpful resources and strategies, we create informational content on the Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel. If you want to explore our legal content further, please consider subscribing.
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