Taxi Accidents

Everyone knows New York City is a busy and difficult place to drive. Taxi drivers are competing to give as many rides to people as possible in a given shift, which is why a careless taxi driver can put you at risk of serious injury or death. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission monitors over 50,000 vehicles and roughly 100,000 drivers. The Taxi and Limousine Commission also monitor the safety of vehicles and drivers at any given time.

Taxi drivers can put passengers at risk when they are distracted, use a cell phone, speeding, driving unsafely, lack of experience or training, is under the influence of alcohol or have a poorly maintained vehicle. All types of taxis carry some form of liability insurance as required by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. If the taxi is a non-medallion taxi the insurance will be that of a regular motor vehicle, most likely around $25,000 to a maximum of $50,000 for accident coverage. For medallion taxis the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission insists on a minimum of $100,000 and maximum of $300,000 in accident insurance. This liability insurance covers up to a maximum of four passengers. In the State of New York like many other states, we utilize the No-fault Insurance system. This type of insurance basically covers the basic economic expenses for the injured party; it however, does not compensate for pain and suffering as the usual liability insurance coverage does.

If you or someone you know is injured in a taxi accident, their insurance will only cover up to the maximum amount of the liability insurance that was purchased. If you experience serious life threatening injuries from a taxi accident, you could potentially see damages compiling in excess of the taxi maximum liability insurance. In order to recover compensation for all damages caused, you need the experience and expertise of well-trained mass transit and taxi accident lawyers such as those at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq. We understand the ins and outs of the taxi system and have helped many injured parties get the proper compensation for their injuries caused by a negligent driver. Contact us now so we can begin to investigate your claim and assess the damages to get you the financial compensation you justice.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis, so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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