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How Uber And Lyft Accidents Work In New York

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare apps created a massive upheaval in New York when they began. One overlooked part of the changing face of getting around the City is what you should do if you’re in an accident in a rideshare. It’s a complicated question that may take the attention of a rideshare accident attorney to get to the bottom.

At MJP Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and insight into complex personal injury situations ahead of our clients in the Bronx and all over the City. Finding fault in a rideshare accident can be a complicated issue, but we are dedicated to pursuing the compensation you need for your injuries as long as it takes.

Who Is At Fault In A Rideshare Accident?

The law in New York specifies that rideshare companies must carry significant levels of insurance for their drivers. This coverage, however, isn’t for any action or accident the driver ever gets in and is only active when the driver is engaged in a trip.

The law defines “engaged in a trip” as time from when they accept a ride request until the drop off. Even if the accident is the fault of the driver, if their insurance is insufficient to cover the injuries, the rideshare company must carry supplemental insurance.

Your Damages Are Not Minor

Like with any car accident, an Uber or Lyft accident can leave you with injuries from whiplash to broken bones to concussions. There may also be serious psychological or post-traumatic stress complications from the accident. If you miss time at work, if you have medical bills, if you have long-term rehab, you deserve to pursue and receive compensation.

We’re Not Going To Back Down

Uber, Lyft and their insurance companies are organizations that make massive profits. One of the number one ways to make those profits is by paying out as little as possible in liability issues. Their game plan is always to convince you to take a lesser settlement than you deserve.

But we know their game and are ready to step in to change the equation. We’ve been on the other side of an insurance claim issue, and we know how to fight them. Our goal is to get you the compensation you need for your recovery. And we do not let up the pressure. Call us today for a free consultation at 718-557-9693 or send an email using this form.