If you suffered serious injuries in a taxicab accident, you deserve to receive compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. The pursuit of a settlement or an award for your damages is where a Staten Island taxicab accident lawyer can help you.
Taxicab drivers have a responsibility to transport you to your destination safe and sound. Too often, taxi cab drivers take risks that endanger the lives of others including their passengers, drivers, and passengers of other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
No one should suffer severe injuries due to a taxicab driver’s negligence or reckless driving, their haste to pick up another fare, driving while distracted, or by driving a poorly maintained vehicle. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we are available 24/7 to help you. Call us now for a free case evaluation of your taxicab accident injuries at (212) 732-2929.
When Your Taxicab Ride Turns Tragic
According to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, there are more than 13,000 taxicabs throughout the city. New York City traffic is notorious for congestion, and taxicabs provide a valuable transportation service for those unfamiliar with the city, those needing to get around, or those who do not own a car.
Taxicab drivers understand what it takes to drive in heavy traffic; however, they must abide by the same traffic rules as other drivers. When a taxi driver operates their cab in one of the following manners, they place their passengers at risk of severe injuries:
- Driving aggressively: speeding, changing lanes without signaling, purposely tailgating, and other dangerous behaviors can lead to accidents
- Driving drowsy: for some, driving a taxicab may serve as a second or possibly third job, resulting in long days and nights with little to no sleep
- Driving distracted: driving while using a cell phone, taking their eyes off the road to look for new fares, and engaging in conversation with their passengers all cause the taxi driver to be distracted and often cause accidents,
- Driving under the influence: drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both can impair judgment and reduce a driver’s reaction time
The medical costs for your injuries begin immediately, and depending upon the severity of your medical condition, the costs may never stop. Paying for these costs is not a burden you should bear.
A Staten Island taxicab accident lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as, medical and other damages that you have suffered. The stress of your experience is more than enough—let us fight to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Contact our team today at (212) 732-2929.
How We Can Help You
Our experienced team can examine the accident scene and important documents such as police reports or other accident reports to determine what happened and who was at fault.
Identifying all parties responsible for your injuries is essential to building a strong case for compensation. In taxicab accidents, the responsible parties can include, the taxi driver, the company they are driving for, the owner of the vehicle, and the drivers and owners of other vehicles involved. Often the drivers of more than one vehicle may have been negligent and partially responsible for causing an accident.
Legal cases generally involve court filings, submitting insurance claims in a timely manner, the taking of sworn testimony, and much more. Deadlines are of particular importance in a civil case. Filing your lawsuit within the required statute of limitations is just another example of how we can help you. In addition to the legal details, our team will be there for you whenever you have any questions or concerns arise.to your new reality.
What We Fight For
The types of compensation we pursue depend upon the details of your case. In most cases, we include the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering: the total, negative impact of the accident on your physical and emotional health
- Medical bills: from the moment of transport to the hospital and your continuous need for medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, and other ongoing costs
- Lost wages: the income lost due to your inability to work because of the injuries you suffered and while recovering from your injuries
- Loss of future income: if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job, you may be entitled to a loss of your future income
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we believe no one should suffer hardship due to a taxicab driver’s careless actions. If the accident happened because a taxicab had worn tires, faulty brakes, or other mechanical issues, our team could hold the company or owner responsible for your injuries and damages.
Cases Involving Death
If a taxicab driver killed your loved one as they rode their motorcycle, bicycle, or were walking, you might qualify for compensation. Nothing can reduce the pain you feel over your loss, but a monetary award can ease your financial stress.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the unexpected cost of a funeral and burial, along with a future of no income contribution, can fill you with anxiety. If your loved one’s death is the result of a taxicab driver’s negligence, reach out to Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates: Serving New York Accident Victims Since 1988
Hiring a taxicab in New York City should not result in life-altering injuries for you. The same is true if a family member lost their life due to the negligence of a cab driver.
Proving negligence is a task for a Staten Island taxicab accident lawyer. No matter where you are, we will keep you informed about your case.
The true worth of hiring a personal injury lawyer is knowing that someone is on your side fighting for the compensation that you deserve. To hire Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you simply have to reach out to our team. Should we represent you, we charge no fees unless and until we win your case.
Time is of the utmost importance. The personal injury lawyers of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are here to help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation at (212) 732-2929.