Experienced New York City Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

New York City Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

Find out why we are some of the best New York City taxi cab accident lawyers

The experienced lawyers at Goldberg & Loren Law Firm specialize in representing victims of taxi cab accidents in NYC. We understand the complexities of these types of cases and have a track record of securing significant compensation for our clients.

You deserve justice and fair compensation for any injuries or damages suffered in a taxi cab accident. With Goldberg & Loren on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in capable hands.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced taxi cab accident lawyers at Goldberg & Loren. Don’t wait, get the legal help you need and deserve now.

Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

With the high volume of taxis on the road and the hustle and bustle of the city, accidents can happen at any time. Whether it’s a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, taxi cab accidents can result in serious injuries and even fatalities.

Goldberg & Loren helps accident victims pursue compensation for their injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and other damages. By holding negligent parties accountable for their actions, taxi cab accident victims can receive the justice they deserve.

Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer

Common Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents

Driver Negligence and Aggressive Driving

One of the most common causes of taxi cab accidents in New York City is driver negligence. Some taxi drivers may speed, tailgate, or fail to yield to pedestrians or other vehicles.

Distracted driving is also a significant problem, particularly with the increased use of cell phones and other electronic devices. Fatigue can be a factor if taxi cab drivers work long hours or do not get enough rest between shifts.

Poorly Maintained or Faulty Equipment

Taxi cabs must undergo regular inspections to ensure that their brakes, tires, lights, and other components are in good working condition. Some cab companies may neglect these inspections or cut corners to save money.

As a result,  motor vehicle equipment failures can occur while the taxi is in use, leading to accidents. If the brakes fail to function, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a collision.

Faulty lighting or turn signals can make it difficult for other drivers to see the taxi cab, potentially leading to collisions.

When equipment failure is the cause of a taxi cab accident, victims may have a legal basis to pursue compensation from the taxi company, manufacturer, or other liable parties.

Unsafe Road Conditions

Roadways may be poorly maintained, potholed, or have inadequate signage, which can make it difficult for drivers to navigate safely.

Inclement weather, such as heavy rain, snow, or ice, can reduce visibility and increase the likelihood of accidents.

Construction work and debris on the road can also create hazards for drivers. In some cases, the government agency responsible for maintaining the roads may be held liable for a taxi cab accident caused by unsafe road conditions.

Unsafe Road Conditions​

Interesting Items to Note

In a survey, 4 out of 5 adults who don’t always use seat belts in the rear say they tend not to bother with it in a taxi or other ride-hailing vehicle[1]

The number of yellow cabs on the roads dropped from more than 10,000 pre-pandemic to just 982 in April 2020. While the number has climbed in the time since (back above 3,800 in April 2021), there are still far fewer taxi services than there once were. [2]

Injuries Resulting from a Taxi Cab Accident

Common injuries resulting from a taxi cab accident include whiplash, broken bones, back injuries, head injuries, and burns.

Whiplash is one of the most common taxi cab accident injuries caused by the sudden movement of the neck and head during a collision.

Broken bones and back injuries can also result from the impact of the accident.

Head injuries can range from mild concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries.

Burns can result from fires or from exposure to chemicals or hot substances.

In some cases, physical injuries resulting from a taxi cab accident may be accompanied by emotional trauma and mental health issues.

Victims of taxi cab accidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and other damages resulting from the accident. Personal injury lawyers at Goldberg & Loren can help victims pursue justice and the maximum compensation they are entitled to receive.

Damages Available to Victims of a Taxi Cab Accident

Victims of taxi cab accidents may be able to recover compensation for medical care, lost wages and income, property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

In cases where the victim suffered a permanent injury or disability, they may be able to recover damages for future medical expenses; future lost wages, future pain, and loss of future earning capacity.

The amount of damages that can be recovered also depends on the amount of insurance coverage held by the taxi company or driver.

Have You or a Loved One Been in a Taxi Cab Accident in New York City?

The aftermath of a taxi cab accident can be overwhelming, with medical bills and lost wages piling up quickly. Hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you can make all the difference in getting the compensation you deserve. Goldberg & Loren specialize in taxi cab accidents in NYC and have a proven track record of helping clients get the fair settlements they need to recover.

You deserve justice after your accident, and Goldberg & Loren have the experience and expertise to fight for your rights. Let them take the stress of navigating the legal system off your shoulders and get you the compensation you need.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today to schedule a consultation and get started on your path to recovery.


[1] Lin, K. (2017, August 4). Survey: Passengers in Hired Vehicles Often Don’t Use Seat Belts. MotorTrend. https://www.motortrend.com/news/survey-passengers-in-hired-vehicles-often-dont-use-seat-belts/

[2] Harding, A. (2021, June 3). Where Have All of New York City’s Yellow Cabs Gone? Taxi Numbers Still Low, Data Shows. NBC New York. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/where-have-all-of-new-york-citys-yellow-cabs-gone-taxi-numbers-still-low-data-shows/3087721/

Goldberg & Loren Personal Injury Attorneys

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New York, NY 10019
(646) 835-0311

George Goldberg

New York City is crowded, but that doesn't mean Taxi's are immune to good driving habits. If you have been injured by a Taxi then you may have a right to compensation for your injuries.

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