What to Do When Involved in a Taxi Accident
In Brooklyn, taxis are everywhere, and their prevalence increases the likelihood
of being in an accident with one. If you are driving and collide with
a taxi, are involved in an accident while riding in a taxi, or are hit
by a taxi while on a motorcycle, crossing the street, or riding a bike,
you may be unsure of the appropriate next steps.
Regardless of whether you, the taxi driver, or another driver was at fault,
the first thing you should do is seek medical attention and tend to any
injuries you sustained during the accident. If seeking medical attention
requires you to leave the scene, be sure to take pictures of the damage
and talk to any witnesses before leaving, if possible. Without pictures
of the accident, it may be very difficult for an accident reconstruction
expert to assess the crash and establish fault, therefore making it more
challenging to establish liability for your injuries. Also be sure to
obtain the police report regarding your accident.
Make a point to gather the taxi driver’s company and personal auto
insurance information as well, along with the insurance information of
any other parties involved. This will be key to ensuring you are appropriately
compensated for medical bills and other damages associated with your injury.
If the total amount of damages exceeds the amount covered by a taxi driver
or other driver’s auto insurance (which can happen in accidents
involving multiple vehicles), you may have to sue the driver in order
to recover the amount you need to cover the cost of your injuries.
Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Brooklyn
If you have been involved in a taxi accident, whether as a driver, passenger,
or pedestrian, you may have to put up a fight to make sure you are treated
fairly and compensated appropriately by insurance companies. Don’t
wait until you’re waist-deep in medical expenses to talk to a seasoned
Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer about your case.
Call Belushin Law Firm, P.C. at (888) 918-9890 or contact us online
to receive a complimentary consultation today.