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Kingston Taxi Accident Lawyer

Yellow cabs are a New York staple. Even as rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft expand their presence in the state and nationwide, the classic New York taxi industry remains strong. Unfortunately, just because someone drives a taxi does not mean they are the safest or most considerate driver. Taxi drivers make mistakes, and when their negligence leads to a crash, people get hurt.

If you or someone you care about has been hurt or killed in a taxi crash or other traffic accident anywhere in the Hudson Valley area, including Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, contact a seasoned taxi accident attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, for a consultation with one of our attorneys. We’ll fight for your rights against the biggest taxi companies, livery companies, insurance providers, and any other parties who should be responsible for compensating you and your family for your injuries, your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and other legal damages.

Why Do Taxi Accidents Happen?

Taxi accidents can happen for any number of reasons, but in most cases, it’s because someone involved in the accident was negligent. Taxi drivers might drive negligently or recklessly and collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. You could also be hurt while riding in the back of a cab that gets into a wreck, whether caused by your driver or the driver of another vehicle.

The taxi accident legal team at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP has decades of combined experience helping traffic accident victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. In our experience, taxi accidents usually occur because of negligent conduct, such as:

  • Taxi driver fatigue
  • Drunk or intoxicated drivers
  • Driver running over your foot after dropping you off
  • Taxi dropping you off in an unsafe location
  • Speeding, passing on the right, and other aggressive maneuvers
  • Distracted drivers texting, making phone calls, or wearing headphones while driving
  • Taxis swerving between lanes, tailgating, or otherwise being reckless
  • Pedestrians running into the middle of the road without a crosswalk or traffic signal protection
  • Potholes and other poor road upkeep
  • Defectively designed intersections and highways
  • Defective or poorly maintained vehicles

Common Taxi Accident Injuries

If you were seriously hurt in a taxi crash, you have the right to seek compensation. Depending on who caused the accident and other factors, you may have a claim against an individual driver, the taxi company, the vehicle manufacturer, other drivers or people on the road, or even a government agency.

Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be entitled to a significant monetary recovery. Some of the most common injuries taxi accident victims experience include:

  • Concussions
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Broken hands, arms, shoulders, and other bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Head trauma
  • Strained, sprained, or pulled muscles
  • PTSD and other psychological harm
  • Whiplash
  • Coma
  • Wrongful death

A seasoned taxi crash lawyer at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP can evaluate your claims and work with you to recover the maximum possible damages. You deserve to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. Our zealous taxi accident legal team is ready to help.

Call a Stellar New York Personal Injury Lawyer for Assistance After a Hudson Valley Taxi Crash

For a free consultation on your possible New York taxi accident claim, contact the experienced truck accident attorneys at the New York personal injury law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100 or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.

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