Due to the fact that over 240 million passengers are transported each year, taxi cab accidents tend to happen more often in New York City than in other areas of the country. These accidents can have serious consequences for the passengers, other drivers and pedestrians. Accidents involving taxi cabs are responsible for thousands of serious injuries across the city each year.
A recent accident, as reported in the New York Daily News, resulted in catastrophic injuries to a female pedestrian. According to the report, a hit-and-run accident involving an unknown vehicle and a taxi cab resulted in the taxi cab jumping the curb and mounting the sidewalk along Broadway between W. 61st and W. 62nd Streets. The cab then struck a halal food cart, which then crashed into a utility truck before trapping the pedestrian and causing her horrific injuries.
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. Have you or someone you love been injured in an accident involving a taxi? If so, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For a free review of your legal options, call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your case to see if you may be entitled to compensation.