Yellow Taxi Cabs are synonymous with New York City. Hailing a cab shouting “Taxi!” is the universal sign that you are now in the Big Apple. However, taking a cab ride can be hazardous as quite a few taxi accidents are reported daily in New York City. Here are 10 interesting facts that we have curated about taxi accidents in New York:
- On average, 10 taxi accidents are reported each day.
- In 70% of those accidents, someone ends up getting hurt.
- Taxi companies arrange for a maximum of $100 000 per person for injuries due to a taxi accident and a maximum of $300 000 for all passengers combined.
- Taxi drivers’ income is directly related to their crash incidents. The higher their income, the less likely the driver is to make a taxi accident. The reverse is also true.
- Taxi passengers are more likely to be injured in a taxi crash than passengers in a normal car crash. This is partly because only 38% of taxi passengers wear seat belts compared to 90% seat-belt wearing passengers in private cars.
- Taxi drivers who own their own cars are less likely to be involved in a taxi accident than taxi drivers who lease their cars.
- One in every five car accidents in New York City was a taxi accident.
- Taxis are only involved in 16% of pedestrian crashes that lead to death or serious injury.
- The New York City Taxicab Fact Book doesn’t contain any stats on taxi accidents. Hmm…
- In 2014, the Upper East Side was the number one spot for taxi accidents with a whopping 2056 accidents occurring between March 2014 and April 2015.
If you have been involved in a taxi accident in New York City and suffered an injury you should call the New York Car Accident Lawyers at Linden Law at (212)-804-8440 for a no-obligation free consultation. We will be able to give you expert advice on your personal injury claim.