New York City runs on public transportation. Beyond our home’s massive subway and train system, which runs almost 842 miles of track, NYC’s residents and tourists are serviced by nearly 13,500 licensed, yellow “Medallion” taxi cabs. Whether you hail them from the sidewalk or call a dispatcher from your apartment, there’s probably a taxi within two blocks of you at any time, on any day of the week.
And while New York City’s number of total car accidents have decreased over the last two decades, the city’s taxi drivers are causing more devastating crashes than ever before.
What’s more troubling? According to a widely-publicized study performed by Schaller Consulting, “the severity of injury is greater for those passengers who are injured in a taxi cab.” This fact is largely due to the very structure, the architecture, inside cabs. The safety partition, that plastic wall that separates passengers from drivers, causes numerous life-threatening head injuries every year. To learn more about common cab accident injuries, visit our “Injuries Sustained In Cab Accidents” here.
As reported by The New York Times, “a wide cross section of veteran drivers, fleet owners and transportation experts said that, […] New York City’s driver corps ha[s] become increasingly inexperienced and incompetent.” You can find more of the Times reporting here.
Although New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission imposes exhaustive standards on cab drivers, and promotes a culture of safety and responsibility, taxi accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. But safety regulations and press releases mean little, or nothing, to those already harmed by the negligence of New York City’s taxi industry.
Headed by Attorney Laurence P. Banville, Esq., Banville Law’s team of New York City taxi accident lawyers combine an extensive understanding of NYC’s taxi industry, the laws that surround and regulate it, and the compassion that victims deserve. We will aggressively pursue your case, with all the resources at our disposal.
Before building his own team of personal injury attorneys, Mr. Banville spent years as a defense attorney for insurers. This past experience gives him unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the insurance industry, one of the largest players in most car accident claims. Experience that our lawyers leverage on a daily basis, pursuing maximum compensation for our injured clients.
Were you hurt in a New York City taxi accident? We’ve developed a number of resources to help you in your journey.
We understand that your situation may be different from those listed above. To receive personalized guidance, contact our taxi accident lawyers directly by completing our contact form. We also offer specialized guides for each borough of the city, which you can find below.
At Banville Law, we firmly believe that all accident victims deserve to pursue justice. Unfortunately, the traditional auto insurance system provides little comfort for many victims. Instead, insurance adjusters attempt to marginalize your damages, and settle low.
Taxi accident victims turn to the attorneys at Banville Law for individual attention and experienced counsel. If negligence was at the root of your crash, we will aggressively seek the full remuneration to which you are entitled by law. Our lawyers always offer their services on a contingency-fee basis; you pay us nothing unless we win your case.