Though many of us use Uber and Lyft every day and consider them to be reliable, safe, and affordable means of transportation, the unfortunate reality is that serious accidents involving these ridesharing services still occur. Please continue reading and speak with our Bronx car accident lawyer to learn more about how our firm can help if you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I was injured in an Uber/Lyft accident?
As you can imagine, Uber and Lyft accidents frequently occur as a result of negligence. Often, Uber/Lyft drivers will text while driving, drive while intoxicated or fatigued, or will speed in an effort to reach their destination timely. Unfortunately, if you are someone who was injured either by an Uber/Lyft driver in another vehicle or as a passenger in an Uber/Lyft vehicle, you may now require significant compensation to get back on your feet again. To recover this compensation, you will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is why, after an accident, if you can, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police to the scene.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Get the Uber/Lyft driver’s insurance information.
- Take pictures of the accident and your injuries.
- Ensure you receive immediate medical treatment.
- Retain the services of a competent Bronx car accident lawyer who has significant experience handling Uber/Lyft accident claims. Our firm is here to help.
Who is responsible for injuries sustained in an Uber/Lyft accident in New York City?
You should understand that in many cases, it isn’t easy assigning liability when it comes to Uber/Lyft injury claims. If the Uber/Lyft driver was logged in to the rideshare app, Uber/Lyft will typically provide liability coverage for any damages sustained in the accident. That said, in some cases, according to recent law established by New York’s appellate division, Uber/Lyft may be responsible for injuries even if the rideshare driver wasn’t using the app at the time of the accident. You need an attorney who understands the various intricacies of Uber/Lyft accident claims in New York City. Fortunately, you’ve just found that attorney right here at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.