Most likely you’re not even thinking about this, but when you hop in a taxicab for a quick trip or a longer journey you may be putting yourself at risk of being seriously injured in an accident.
Did you know:
There are 13,000 operating taxis in NYC?
There are 27,168,000 taxi trips each year in NYC?
Taxi passengers are three times more likely to be seriously injured than passengers of any other vehicles?
16% of injury crashes involve taxis or liveries?
55% of people injured in a taxi-related accidents in 1999 were pedestrians?
The number one thing you can do to ensure your personal safety and that of any children traveling with you is to wear your seatbelt! Far too often people neglect to do so because they trust the drivers or simply don’t take the time. This can result in serious bodily harm if the cab is involved in a collision.
If you see your driver talking on the phone or otherwise breaking the law call the number indicated inside the vehicle and report him or her. You could save someone’s life. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a taxicab accident, Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today.
Were you seriously injured as a result of a property owners negligence or maintenance failure? You may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit. Contact us for a free consultation today.