While individuals in New York City have come to accept Uber and Lyft as affordable, dependable means of transportation, the truth is, these ridesharing services are not accident-proof. In fact, each year, there are typically thousands of Uber and Lyft accidents recorded in NYC alone. If you are someone who has recently been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, there is a very good chance you now require financial compensation to help with your recovery. Please read on and speak with an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about Uber and Lyft accidents and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do Uber or Lyft accidents most commonly happen?
Car accidents, whether involving ridesharing services or not, are almost always caused by motorist negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see on the road today can include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding/ignoring all other rules and regulations of the road.
How do I recover compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident?
Those who have been injured in ridesharing accidents will have to prove that they were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence to win the compensation they need. To do so, you will have to hire an experienced attorney who is capable of recovering various types of evidence, including security or dashcam footage of the accident, pictures of the accident or its aftermath, medical documents, police reports, and more.
What is Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage?
In many cases, despite the fact that these drivers are generally considered independent contractors, if the driver is on the clock, there is a strong chance Uber or Lyft may have to cover at least a portion of the damages. That said, Uber and Lyft’s liability coverage is complex, especially in New York City. Essentially, the amount of compensation Uber or Lyft will provide an injured driver depends largely on when the accident occurred. Period 0 is when the Uber driver wasn’t logged into the app and causes an accident, Period 1 is when the driver is logged into the app but hasn’t accepted a ride, Period 2 is when the driver is logged in and en route to pick up the passenger, and Period 3 is when the driver has the passenger in the vehicle and causes an accident. Your attorney must have an in-depth knowledge of this system and how it applies to your case. Fortunately, you are in the right place. We are here to assess your case and fight for the compensation you need to heal.
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