It’s as common a sight that you’ll see in New York City: the yellow taxi cab. More so even than hot dog carts or red double-decker tour buses, the yellow cab proliferates the streets of the Big Apple. Many New Yorkers, and countless many more tourists, rely on cabs every day as means of traversing this great city. But what happens if you’ve been involved in a taxi cab accident?
First, some good news. New York City cabbies are less likely to be involved in crashes than other drivers. (They are professionals after all!) By extension, passengers of taxi cabs are far less likely to be injured in car accidents. Taxi drivers are also less likely to injure pedestrians and cyclists than their non-professional counterparts, despite the misconception that a cab driver’s incentive to “rush” in order to compile fares leads to carelessness. Quite opposite is the case, it turns out. Those in charge of these studies cited the long hours of experience logged behind the wheel as the reason cab drivers are more adept at avoiding accidents of all kinds.
The only bad news is that injuries for passengers outpace injuries for drivers when taxis are indeed involved in a crash. That’s because cab passengers often neglect to use their seatbelts, which skews the figures on this particular statistic.
All of this being said: accidents do happen. While rare, being injured in a taxi cab accident can be a harrowing ordeal. If you or a loved one has been involved in such a crash, it may be in your best interest to seek compensation. Compensation that will help pay for your medical bills and relieve you of all financial stress as you recuperate from injury. Compensation that the skilled team of attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC can help you secure. Whether you were a passenger of a cab, a driver or passenger of a car hit by a cab, or a pedestrian or cyclist struck by a cab, we can help prove your case in court and win you the aid you deserve. Our consultations are easy and always free, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.