A taxi accident in New York City has had a tremendous effect on a business on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Amura has remained closed for more than one month after a chain-reaction automobile crash sent a taxi cab smashing through a bus stop and into the front of the facility. The crash was so forceful that it destabilized the very structure of the building and left the owner with no choice but to shutter the business until necessary repairs could be made.
More importantly, had the collision occurred during the dinner rush, dozens of patrons could have been in harm’s way as the yellow cab careened through the interior of the dining establishment.
Reports from the scene show that only two injuries resulted from multi-vehicle collision—the driver of the taxi (who suffered injuries when his airbag failed to deploy) and a 51-year-old unnamed victim.
Financial recovery for the injured victims could be complicated. How would a judge or jury (or even an insurance company) determine who was liable to pay for those injuries and repairs? Was the cab company responsible for the damages to the restaurant? Is the driver who caused the crash liable for the financial impact on the two injured victims? Is the manufacturer of the cab’s airbag liable for the injuries to the driver because their product failed to deploy correctly?
In complicated cases such as this, victims can find themselves lost in the recovery process, spending months or even years trying to get the compensation they rightly deserve from the parties who are liable to pay. Multiple studies have shown that not only do victims who hire professional taxi cab accident attorneys in New York City get compensation sooner than those who attempt to navigate recovery themselves; they often get more money than they would have otherwise.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a careless driver, contact an experienced New York City taxi accident lawyer today. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation.