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Taxi Accident

Top Rated Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Taxi Cabs in Western New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have settled many cases against taxi cab drivers and taxi cab companies. We have the experience to help you!

Erie County has the fourth largest number of registered taxi cabs in New York State. With such a large number of taxi cabs in the Buffalo area, taxi cabs cause injuries to people here frequently.

The lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are aggressive, tenacious and hardworking top rated taxi cab injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York. Whether you were a passenger in a taxi cab involved in an accident or the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident with a taxi cab, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight tooth and nail to obtain the best possible result for your personal injury claim.

New York State is a No-Fault State: What Does That Mean?

If you were in a taxi cab when an accident occurred, your medical bills and lost wages will be paid by the insurance company for the taxi cab.

New York State has a “Serious Injury” threshold. This is a law that defines who is entitled to compensation above the basic payment of medical bills and lost wages through No-Fault insurance.

Sometimes you do not know if an injury is serious after a taxi car, taxi SUV or taxi van accident.

It is extremely important for any person who was involved in a taxi cab, taxi SUV or taxi van accident to call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. so that your right to bring a claim can be preserved.

We will provide information concerning the payment of your:

  1. Medical bills;
  2. Lost wages; and
  3. Compensation for pain and suffering.
Were You Injured by a Taxi Cab in Buffalo, New York?

If you were injured as a result of negligent or reckless driving by the following taxi cab companies you should call our office now at (716) 839-3939:

  1. Buffalo Airport Taxis;
  2. Liberty Yellow Cab Taxis;
  3. Queen City Taxis;
  4. Buffalo Taxi Cab Taxis;
  5. Cold Spring Taxis; or
  6. Any other taxi.

Passengers are not the only people involved in taxi cab accidents. Other drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists may also be at risk.

For instance, there may be a concern for bicyclists who are injured when a taxi cab door is opened as they are riding past the cab. We handle these types of cases.

If you were injured in a taxi cab accident, call us now at (716) 839-3939. Our top rated lawyers represent those who were injured in or by taxi cabs in New York.

We have settled many cases against the Buffalo Airport Taxis, Liberty Yellow Cab, Queen City Taxis, Buffalo Taxi Cab and Cold Spring Taxi LLC on behalf of our clients. We have extensive experience fighting these companies.

Injuries Related to Taxi Cab Accidents

When a taxi cab is involved in an accident, there are many different injuries that could occur. Some of these injuries may include:

  1. Fractures;
  2. Whiplash;
  3. Burns;
  4. Spinal cord injuries; or
  5. Brain trauma.

In some vehicles, there is a partition separating the driver of a taxi cab from the backseat passengers in a taxi cab. The partition is meant to increase privacy and safety. Unfortunately, individuals have sustained serious head injuries because their heads have collided with the taxi cab partition during an accident.

Taxi cab cars, taxi SUVs and taxi vans occasionally lack proper seat belts and shoulder restraints. If people are not restrained by a seat belt when an accident occurs in a taxi cab, serious injuries can happen.

Interestingly, front-seat passengers were not required to use safety belts in a taxi cab until November of 2017.

Serious injuries from a taxi cab accident can result in high medical bills and a disability from work. Serious personal injuries from taxi cab can also result in the need to see many different medical providers, specialists and therapists.

Contact our highly rated lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. so that we may fight for your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. This will allow you to focus on your recovery.

Causes of Taxi Cab Accidents

Taxi Cab AccidentsAs top rated taxi cab injury lawyers, we know that taxi cab accidents frequently happen because of a taxi cab driver’s negligence. Negligence can be defined as a failure to exercise appropriate care under the circumstances.

Taxi cab drivers can be negligent in:

  1. Driving while tired;
  2. Failing to pay attention to the road;
  3. Driving without a proper license;
  4. Driving in an aggressive manner;
  5. Failing to adjust to the weather;
  6. Failing to yield the right-of-way; and/or
  7. Violating other New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws.

Proving that a driver violated a New York State Vehicle and Traffic law is one way to demonstrate negligence. Our attorneys will procure all of the evidence necessary to fight for you. We will also spring into action to enlist investigators to gather evidence for you if the need arises.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. It is important for you to understand your rights as soon as possible. Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939 now so that we may assist you. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

How are Taxi Cab Accidents Different from Other Car Accidents in Buffalo, New York?

When a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, a claim can be made against the driver, the vehicle owner and the driver’s employer.

New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388 is the law that made the doctrine of Respondeat Superior the law of the land in New York State. This law states that the owner of a vehicle is liable for the negligent acts of the driver of that vehicle.

When the owner of a vehicle is a company, that employing company is responsible for the actions of their employees. Taxi cabs may be owned by taxi cab companies. These companies are responsible for the actions of their drivers.

You should call our firm as soon as possible after a taxi cab accident to investigate who owns the vehicle that injured you.

Some taxi cab companies argue that their drivers are independent contractors. The companies try to allege that the drivers are not employees.

We will research the taxi cab driver’s classification to make sure that every available defendant is held responsible.

Licensing Requirements for Taxi Cab Drivers

Licensing RequirementsFor taxi cab drivers in New York, or for the driver of any vehicle that transports one or more passengers for money, there are specific rules that are defined by the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Taxi cab drivers are required to take written tests, road tests and vision tests provided by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to operate a taxi cab, taxi SUV or taxi van in New York. Once these examinations are completed, taxi cab drivers must apply for a Class E license to legally operate a taxi cab.

Our top rated New York taxi cab injury lawyers will investigate whether a negligent taxi cab driver was properly licensed at the time of your accident to obtain the best result for your case.

3 Most Frequently Asked Questions After a Taxi Cab Injury Accident in New York
  1. How are Taxi Cab Accidents Different from Regular Car Accidents?
  2. Who Pays for My Medical Expenses and Lost Wages After a Taxi Cab Accident?
  3. Are There any Special Regulations Which Must be Followed by Taxi Cab Drivers?

How are Taxi Cab Accidents Different from Regular Car Accidents?

When a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, a claim can be made against the taxi cab driver, the vehicle owner and the driver’s employer. Under the doctrine of Respondeat Superior, the employing company is responsible for the actions of their employees. We will find and fight every available defendant for you.

Who Pays for My Medical Expenses and Lost Wages After a Taxi Cab Accident?

New York State is a No-Fault state. This means that if you were a passenger in a taxi cab involved in an accident, the No-Fault insurance policy for the owner of that taxi cab, taxi SUV or taxi van will be responsible for paying your medical bills and lost wages.

If you were in a different vehicle, the No-Fault policy insuring the vehicle that you were in at the time of the accident would generally be responsible for paying your medical bills and lost wages.

If you were attempting to walk and were hit by a taxi cab, taxi SUV or taxi van, the No-Fault policy for the taxi cab would pay your medical bills and lost wages without regard to fault.

Are There any Special Regulations Which Must be Followed by Taxi Cab Drivers?

Yes. In New York State, taxi cab drivers must hold a Class E license in order to legally operate a taxi cab.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly rated taxi cab injury lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will investigate who the proper defendants are to make a claim for your injuries. We will also determine whether a negligent taxi cab driver was properly licensed at the time of your accident in order to obtain the best possible result for your personal injury.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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