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SEEING YELLOW: What to do if you are Injured in a Taxicab Accident


With their iconic yellow paint, the taxicabs of New York City are widely recognizable and responsible for transporting around 240 million passengers annually. Unfortunately, they are also responsible for thousands of cab-related injuries each year. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) regulates these distinctive yellow “medallion taxicabs” along with for-hire “black cars,” also known as livery cabs.

If you are hurt in a taxicab or livery cab accident, you are entitled to receive insurance benefits to pay for your medical bills and other related treatments under New York State’s No-Fault Insurance system. While this system covers your economic losses, it does not include compensation for pain and suffering, which alternatively is provided for by the cab’s liability insurance. For this reason, the TLC requires that all licensed cars (with a capacity of fewer than seven passengers) carry a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance coverage.

If you are seeking a personal injury attorney for yourself or a loved one following a serious taxicab accident, contact The Pryor Law Firm. Our firm has served the New York City area for two decades. During the past 25 years, we have achieved full and fair compensation for our clients in countless serious accident and wrongful death cases.

Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.

The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call (855) 889-5311.