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In the bustling streets of New York City, taxis are an iconic sight, but their presence is not without its perils. Taxi accidents, spurred by various factors such as reckless driving, distracted driving, and driver fatigue, pose significant risks to both passengers and pedestrians. These crashes often result from the negligence or reckless driving of taxi drivers or other motorists, leading to serious injuries or even wrongful death.

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our team of dedicated New York City taxi accident lawyers is committed to advocating for those injured in such incidents, including taxi cab accidents and serious traffic accidents. Leveraging our expertise in motor vehicle accident law, we strive to navigate the complex legal landscape to secure the full and fair compensation you rightfully deserve.

Understanding NYC Taxi Accident Claims

Navigating the aftermath of a taxi accident in New York involves understanding local laws and regulations that govern taxi and limousine commission operations, taxi companies, and insurance requirements. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission mandates stringent minimum insurance coverage for taxis, including bodily injury and personal injury protection (PIP) that far exceeds the minimums for regular vehicles.
This legal framework, coupled with the state’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, underscores the importance of timely legal intervention. In a typical taxi accident case, the process may involve an initial investigation at the accident scene, insurance claims, negotiation, and, if necessary, litigation to resolve disputes and secure fair compensation.

Immediate Legal Consultation: Why It’s Crucial After a Taxi Accident

Securing Evidence and Establishing Fault

Following a taxi car accident in New York City, the window for effectively securing crucial evidence is narrow. Immediate legal consultation ensures that evidence such as accident scene details and witness testimonies are preserved accurately. Experienced taxi accident attorneys understand the urgency of establishing fault, particularly in collisions involving taxi cab accidents, negligent drivers, and other drivers’ government agencies.

This proactive approach is essential for clarifying liability and reinforcing your claim, especially when medical bills and lost wages are significant. Our New York taxi accident lawyer team is ready to act swiftly to protect your rights.

Navigating Multiple Insurance Policies

Taxi accidents often involve dealing with multiple insurance carriers, including those of the taxi cab company and other involved parties. Each may carry minimum insurance coverage, which can complicate the claims process. Legal experts in taxi and car accident cases can navigate these complexities, ensuring that injured passengers and taxi passengers are not undervalued or overlooked by insurance adjusters. This expertise is particularly valuable for vigorously pursuing all compensations, especially for serious injuries resulting from car accidents.

Enhancing Recovery and Compensation

The impact of a taxi accident can extend beyond physical injuries to include emotional and psychological distress, such as post traumatic stress disorder. A timely consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer can significantly enhance the potential for comprehensive recovery by ensuring all aspects of your trauma are addressed. This includes advocating for compensation that covers not only immediate medical care but also long-term rehabilitation needs and emotional suffering, making sure that all injury victims receive the support they need.

Why Choose an NYC Taxi Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Selecting Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb for your taxi accident case means partnering with a law firm renowned for its commitment to clients’ welfare and success in securing just outcomes. Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of New York’s traffic laws and the unique challenges presented by taxi accident claims.

By meticulously reviewing your case, assessing all damages, including subsequent medical expenses and property damage liability, and employing strategic negotiation and litigation tactics, we aim to maximize your recovery and alleviate the burdens imposed by the accident. Our record of success is not just measured in the compensation we recover but also in the trust and peace of mind we provide to our clients during their time of need.

In New York City, where the streets never sleep, and taxis ply their trade at all hours, taxi accidents are an unfortunate reality. However, with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb at your side, you have a team of skilled New York City taxi accident lawyers, NYC taxi accident lawyers, and city taxi accident lawyers ready to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation and to explore your legal options.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

arien machicotearien machicote
20:55 17 Jul 24
I must say I am extremely happy and amazed at the incredible work at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb they were always available if I had any questions and they were always answered with very professionallyJason Steinberg is a great lawyer and I will always highly suggest this law firm and team to anyone out their. Thank you again to everyone at this incredible Firm!!!
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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New York City Taxi Accident FAQs

These FAQs are designed to address common concerns following a taxi accident in New York. For more detailed information and personalized advice, contacting a taxi accident attorney or personal injury attorney is recommended. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is here to help you navigate the legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve, especially if you have been an accident victim of taxi cab accidents involving taxi drivers or have suffered from serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents, including most frequently broken bones.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After a Taxi Accident in New York City?

    After a taxi accident in New York, ensure your safety and seek medical attention, even if injuries seem minor. Document the accident scene with photos and gather contact information from witnesses and the taxi company or cab driver. Reporting the incident to the police is crucial for an official record. Contacting a New York taxi accident attorney promptly can also help protect your legal rights and initiate the process of seeking compensation, particularly if you have suffered from subsequent medical expenses or need to hold a taxi company accountable.

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Taxi Accident Claim in New York?

  • Can I Claim Compensation if I Was Partially at Fault for the Taxi Accident?

  • What Types of Compensation Are Available for Taxi Accident Victims in New York City?

  • How Do I Deal with Insurance Companies After a Taxi Accident?

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