Compensation for Injuries Caused by Taxi Accidents
Every time you take a cab, you take a risk. New York cab drivers are renown for aggressive driving, which can cause accidents that result in serious injuries or fatalities.
The attorneys of Chiariello & Chiariello represent clients who have been injured in accidents involving taxis, limo's, airport shuttles and other car services. We will pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other accident-related damages.
More Taxis Mean More Taxi Accidents
Taxi cab and limo accidents are common, in part, just because there are so many hired cars on the road. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission licenses and regulates more than 50,000 vehicles and approximately 100,000 drivers of taxi cabs, limousines, black cars, car service, shuttle vans and other vehicles for hire.
In addition to licensed drivers, gypsy cabs carry passengers throughout the area. Many of these drivers do not even have a driver's license, to say nothing of a taxi license.
When There Isn't Enough Insurance
In Queens and throughout New York City, taxi cabs must carry a minimum of $100,000 of insurance. Because taxi cab accidents tend to cause serious injuries, damages often exceed the insurance limits. In these cases, we may turn to your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage for compensation. When you make a claim, your insurance company sees you as an adverse party — an opponent. We will represent your interests and work to see that you receive the full amount of benefits and compensation you deserve.
To learn more, please contact the lawyers of Chiariello & Chiariello by e-mail or call 888-692-1540. We offer a free initial consultation.