Taxicab Accidents

Skilled New York City Taxi Accident Attorneys

New York's 13,000 taxicabs transport 240 million passengers annually. The large number of taxicabs in our city has lead to another large but unfortunate statistic; thousands of cab-related injuries each year.

Though one might think handling taxicab accidents should be relatively simple and standardized, this is not the case. In fact, there are many unique legal challenges that arise in taxicab accidents. One of the most important is lack of adequate insurance.

New York taxicabs are required to carry just $100,000 of liability insurance. Injuries and expenses resulting from car accidents, though, often exceed that number by a factor of ten or more. How, then, can you work to pursue the full compensation you deserve following a taxicab accident?

The New York City taxi accident lawyers of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, have handled dozens of claims against taxicab companies, as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). We excel in identifying all available sources of insurance coverage which, in addition to the taxicab company, may include:

  • Your own car insurance policy
  • The city of New York (when it is negligent in the maintenance of roads, streets, street signs and traffic devices)

Taxicab companies vigorously defend against lawsuits, necessitating exhausting preparation for trial following a thorough investigation. We employ numerous investigators, all of whom are former police detectives. Our law firm draws on legal experience dating back to 1968, when senior partner Guy Smiley founded our firm.

Contact Our Manhattan Taxicab Accident Attorneys

Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provides free initial consultations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our law firm is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. To contact a New York City taxi accident lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents