Taxicabs are essential to life on Long Island. Accidents are bound to happen with so many taxicabs and other vehicles on the road. However, that doesn’t mean the at-fault driver who caused your accident should get a pass—they should be held accountable for their negligence. If you or your loved one were hurt in a taxicab accident, the Long Island car accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP can assist you.
When you contact us for a free consultation, one of our team members will review your case to determine if we’re a good fit. If so, we can immediately launch an investigation into what happened, calculate your damages, and seek fair compensation via an insurance settlement or a trial verdict. We’re standing by to learn more about your story. Reach out to Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP now to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
When you hire us, the team at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP can take on these tasks for you:
You will quickly find out that evidence works as the basis of your compensation case.
Typical forms of evidence in car accident cases include:
The evidence we gather helps establish a timeline of what happened in the taxicab crash and how it has affected your life.
After we have compiled the necessary evidence, we can use it to determine if the other party acted negligently.
To do so, we must apply these four elements to your case:
Your case must fulfill each of these elements for you to recover damages from another party. In many cases, the other driver holds the blame for the accident. However, if they were on the clock at the time of the accident, we may have to pursue damages from their employer. Employers are expected to take responsibility for their employees’ actions.
Don’t be surprised if the other party’s insurance company calls you a couple of days after the crash. They may ask for a statement about what happened. If they do, kindly decline and give them your lawyer’s contact information.
We strongly suggest this for two reasons:
Thankfully, our car accident lawyers are no strangers to the tactics many insurance companies use to safeguard their bottom line. We won’t let them get away with these tactics, as we protect your right to collect fair compensation from start to finish.
Once your attorney assesses your damages, they will demand compensation from the insurer. Often, the insurance company returns with an initial offer that won’t meet your needs. Your lawyer can begin negotiations to secure a fair settlement when this occurs.
Our attorneys often find common ground with the insurer and can reach an out-of-court settlement. However, if this outcome isn’t possible, we can represent you at trial and continue to fight for you.
Footing the bills for your medical care and trying to work whenever you can to make ends meet might be the only thing on your mind right now. Add attorney’s fees into the mix, and it may seem like pursuing legal action isn’t worth the financial stress. However, at Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, we work with our clients on a contingency-fee-basis.
Your attorney will take a percentage of whatever compensation they secure for you, and they only get paid if they settle or win your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain—partner with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P today.
Our taxicab accident attorneys can evaluate your case to determine what damages you may recover. Examples include:
Your injuries from the taxicab crash may have required:
Your doctor may order you to continue treatment for weeks or months. If this happens, you could claim ongoing medical care costs in your case.
Common injuries that people suffer in taxicab collisions include:
Your settlement should account for your physical and emotional discomfort and pain. Evaluating your medical bills, medical records, and how the crash has affected your life helps determine how much compensation we seek on your behalf.
Chances are that we have seen cases like yours before, so we’ll also apply our experience and positive case results to calculate your unique pain and suffering damages.
A person’s injuries after a taxicab accident can sometimes keep them out of work for days, weeks, or months.
If this was the case for you, you could have missed out on:
Past income statements can indicate how much income you would have made but for your injury.
The more severe your injuries, the longer your leave of absence. You could lose work for months, for the rest of your life, or you might have to take a different job that doesn’t pay as much.
In any of these events, you could claim future loss of earning capacity. This compensation can make up for the money you would have earned if you weren’t in an accident.
If your loved one lost their life due to a taxicab accident, you may bring a wrongful death action against the liable party or parties.
Damages you can seek in a wrongful death case include:
A car accident attorney from our firm can explain which surviving family members are eligible to file a wrongful death case after a taxicab accident. A personal representative of the decedent’s estate may also file a case.
Insurance companies set their own deadlines for claims submissions, and you must comply with them to recover damages. However, sometimes damages exceed policy limits, and you may file a lawsuit against the other party. Like insurance claims, meeting certain time limits is crucial.
The state of New York enforces strict deadlines on lawsuits.
How long you have to file depends on the nature of your case:
Certain exceptions may shorten the timeline, like if a government agency contributed to the crash. In fact, you could have as little as 90 days to act. But if you put off filing your lawsuit, you risk missing your opportunity to seek compensation. If the deadline passes, you must pay off your losses. Getting Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP involved in your case early on ensures you meet all deadlines.
For a free legal consultation with a taxicab accidents lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900
You’re not the first person to get in a taxicab accident, especially in a place as busy as Long Island.
Common causes of taxicab crashes include:
Taxicab drivers aren’t always the ones to blame for a car crash.
Other parties who might share a portion of the fault include:
Sometimes, more than one party may be responsible for the crash. In that case, your attorney can seek appropriate compensation from each liable party.
No matter how serious (or not so serious) your injuries seem after a car crash, get medical attention immediately. They could be worse than you think. For example, the symptoms of spinal cord injury can take a few days to kick in.
If you wait to go to the doctor until you’re in extreme pain or feel weakness or numbness in your extremities, your recovery period could take much longer than if you had gone the day of the crash.
Whether you go to the hospital or your primary care physician, they can diagnose your injuries, begin your treatment, and refer you to other doctors who have experience with your specific type of injury. Make sure you follow all doctor’s orders so you don’t set back your recovery or risk your ability to seek compensation.
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On top of protecting your health, seeking prompt medical attention can help boost the validity of your claim. The shorter the gap between the crash and your first doctor’s visit, the harder it is for the insurance company to allege that something else caused your injury, you made it worse, or you have a pre-existing condition.
A long gap also gives the insurance company more wiggle room to stall, undervalue, or reject your claim altogether.
Knowing which party (or parties) to pursue for damages, calculating your losses, and going through the claims process can overwhelm you—especially while you’re recovering from your taxicab accident-related injuries.
An injury attorney from Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP can take charge of your case and pursue the compensation you need to thrive. Contact us today at (631) 451-7900 for your free consultation. Our team assists clients in both English and Spanish.
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