Yellow Taxi Strikes Pedestrian in Manhattan – An All Too Familiar Story
There was a report in the New York Post on July 1, 2014 that a yellow taxi struck an 83 year old female pedestrian in Manhattan while she was crossing in the crosswalk with the light. According to the newspaper report, she suffered a broken wrist and multiple fractures to her right leg. Two brave construction workers apparently lifted the taxi off of her on Columbus Avenue to prevent further injuries.
Very unfortunate accidents like this are all too common in New York City. By some estimates, taxis make up about 25% of the transportation in New York City. Reckless taxi drivers are legendary here as evidenced by constant news reports of tragic taxi accidents.
I have handled cases of a taxi jumping a curb striking a vendor on the sidewalk; a taxi striking a bicyclist, losing control, hopping the curb and striking a storefront causing serious injuries to my taxi passenger clients; and a taxi striking an elderly shopper in a crosswalk causing multiple broken bones. These and numerous other taxi cases wherein I have represented seriously injured accident victims were all caused by negligent taxi drivers who failed to follow the Vehicle & Traffic Law of the State of New York.
To find out more information about your rights as a victim of a taxi accident please call me toll free at : (877) CALL-LAW® (225-5529) or(212) 714-0988.
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