Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New York

Q: A taxi driver crossed the double yellow and hit me. He then proceeded to hit another vehicle.

My rear wheel was sheered off and unable to move. His claim was he swerved to get around another car (there was no car infront of him) and then it changed to “i have diabetes and havent eaten”

I have severe neck and back pain from the side impact, what are my options?

2 Lawyer Answers

Michael H. Joseph

  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • White Plains, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You need to file a no fault Application with your insurance company right away so they will pay for your medical treatment. You can also sue the taxi driver. His excuses are nonsense because it is his responsibility to drive in a reasonable manner.

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Robert D. Kreisman

  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: You should contact a local attorney who handles personal injury, automobile crash cases. From the facts you laid out you would have a viable lawsuit against the cab driver and his/her company, employer. Be certain to collect all of your medical records and bills. If you missed any time from your work, that too should be documented. The attorney you hire will help with all of this.

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