New York Taxicab Accidents
Injured in a Cab Accident in New York? Learn About Your Options
A study by the New York Times that examined New York car accidents in a given year found that as many as one in every five car accidents involved a taxicab. Of the 70,000 accidents in the city that year, almost 13,000 involved taxicabs.
The New York taxicab accident lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., represent people who have been injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and other accidents involving taxicabs. While the crazy antics of New York City taxicab drivers are sometimes the subject of comedy routines, accidents involving taxicabs can have tragic consequences for which the cab driver and company can and should be held responsible.
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Facts About New York Cabs
The Taxi and Limousine Commission, which oversees taxicab operations in the city, regulates more than 50,000 vehicles and 100,000 drivers collecting more than $1 billion in fares each year. Most cabs make an average of 30 trips during a 12-hour shift.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission reports more than 400 million riders per year. For comparison, the entire population of the United States is estimated at about 300 million.
In a study conducted in 2000, the New York City cab industry logged more than 13,000 consumer complaints - or nearly 36 complaints a day.
Newsday reported that 29 people died and more than 8,000 were injured in almost 10,000 New York City taxicab accidents in 2006.
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