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Hit by a Taxi? How to get Justice

NYC city streets are flooded with taxis, and the drivers frequently take risks. All of us who live and work in the metro area have probably experienced at least one “near miss.” Recent months have brought a spate of deadly pedestrian accidents, with a shocking number of deaths — 18 fatalities in just one month, one of whom was a 9-year-old boy who died after being struck by a taxi while crossing the street with his father.

Why You Need a Lawyer After Being Hit By A Taxi

After being hit by a taxi, it can be confusing to determine where to turn for help, particularly when there are serious injuries or when a family is dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one. Attorney Justin D. Brandel is a litigator who takes his duty to his clients very seriously. Cases involving being hit by a taxi tend to be complex with regard to liability. Taxis are covered by commercial vehicle insurance and may be privately owned, or owned by a corporation. The first step in litigation is to identify the liable parties.

A full investigation into the facts may include:

  • A full review of police reports
  • Interview of eyewitnesses
  • Investigation of the accident scene
  • Collecting and reviewing any video evidence
  • Identifying the liable party(ies) and their insurers
  • Calling upon professional resources such as medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and financial experts to assist

Each case involving a pedestrian being hit by a taxi must be managed with the highest level of professionalism. Commercial insurance companies hire expensive defense lawyers. These attorneys are tasked with reducing the value of claims against the company. Attorney Justin D. Brandel has garnered a reputation in the legal community as a tough, no-nonsense litigator who does not back down when facing off against these attorneys. Call today if you or a loved one was hit by a taxi. You need a professional litigator to negotiate the terms of a settlement with these corporate defense lawyers.

One of the first issues these attorneys review is the reputation of the opposing counsel. Who you select to represent is not a minor issue. It is absolutely critical that your lawyer has experience at trial, and a track record of success in personal injury claims. Many personal injury law firms prefer to quickly wrap up a case, and may shortcut the process, or want to avoid taking a case to trial. Ensure that your personal injury lawyer is a trial lawyer. When the defense lawyers discover that you are represented by a seasoned litigator, they sit up and listen.

Attorney Justin D. Brandel is focused on seeking justice for those who have been injured after being hit by a taxi. He has garnered a reputation in the legal community for his many positive case outcomes. Take advantage of his skills, reputation, and his personal commitment to those he represents. Call today for more information if you or a loved one has been hit by a taxi in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, New York, Staten Island, Nassau, and the communities in Westchester and Rockland Counties.

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