Our Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers in New York File Claims for Victims of Rideshare Accidents
Have you been injured in a Lyft accident in New York? Were you in an Uber when it crashed? Did a Lyft or Uber hit you while you were walking or riding a bike? If so, our New York personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, can help you collect damages for your injuries.
It is not uncommon for people in New York to take Uber or Lyft to their destinations. Using rideshare services can save time and money, especially when traveling into New York City or one of the local airports. These rideshare services often provide safe and professional rides for people across New York.
However, like all drivers, rideshare drivers can be negligent. Vehicles may not be properly maintained. When accidents happen, and passengers or innocent bystanders get injured, there may be a claim for your injuries. If you get hurt in an Uber or get in a Lyft accident, call our rideshare accident lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP.
We can help you navigate the complex nature of claims that can follow the accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can determine who is at fault when you are the victim of an Uber accident and ensure you collect the maximum compensation the laws allow. Having skilled representation can be crucial to a successful claim. Call us today to find out how to protect your legal rights after you get injured in a New York ridesharing accident.
Our Lawyers Are Helping Victims of Ride Share Accidents Seek Compensation
Many clients come to us with these questions: Can you sue Uber after an accident? Will Lyft pay for my injuries? When negligence causes accidents and injuries, the victims may try to collect compensation from the negligent party. Like other motor vehicle accidents, if you get hurt in an accident that involves negligence by a driver, you may try to seek compensation from the drivers. You might also be able to seek compensation from the company as well, which requires insurance during all rides.
Rideshare drivers must have insurance. Lyft and Uber are required to maintain very specific amounts and types of insurance to cover their drivers, passengers, and others. The specifics of the coverage and when it is applicable, depend on a variety of circumstances, including whether the driver is logged into the app and when the accident takes place. There are many factors that will go into determining who to pursue to collect damages for your injuries after an Uber or Lyft accident.
Understanding these insurance policies, what they cover, and when they apply are issues best left to our knowledgeable accident lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP.
If you were hurt in an accident with one of these services, we can protect your legal rights and pursue available options to collect compensation.
When Negligence Causes Accidents and Injuries, Victims Might Collect Compensation
Negligence or recklessness cause most motor vehicle accidents. Uber drivers and Lyft drivers can be as negligent as ordinary drivers. The drivers may speed, drive under the influence of alcohol, drive while tired, and engage in distracted driving.
Uber and Lyft drivers often look at their navigation systems and their phones while driving to get to their destination and pick up the next ride, as well as talk to others. These can all contribute to negligence leading to an accident.
Uber and Lyft may also be found negligent. The companies are supposed to perform background checks on their drivers to keep passengers and the public safe. The companies and some cities and states set standards by which the drivers must operate. Some examples might include:
- Frequent inspections of the vehicle
- Additional license requirements
- Maximum age of vehicles
- Minimum age of drivers
- Safety features
When there is an accident involving a Lyft or Uber, one of the first considerations should be whether the driver did or did not adhere to the standards set by the parent company.
Another consideration will likely be whether the company did an adequate background check on the driver or received complaints about their driving or other problems.
What Should You Do After You Get Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident in New York?
If you get injured in an accident with a rideshare car such as Uber or Lyft, there are immediate steps you can take to start protecting your legal rights.
- Get medical attention
- Report the accident to the police, your insurance company, the rideshare company
- Get contact information of the driver and witnesses
- Get copies of official reports
- Take pictures if possible
- Gather your information-medical receipts, medical records, insurance documents
- Refer the insurance company or any other party that contacts you about the accident to your rideshare accident lawyers
Uber, Lyft, and insurance companies what to pay as little as possible to rideshare accident victims. This is one reason you should seek representation from our experienced personal injury lawyers. You don’t want to be pressured into accepting a settlement that does not provide sufficient compensation to cover your injuries.
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our rideshare accident lawyers can ensure that if you choose to settle your Uber or Lyft claim, you do so for an amount that is fair and fully compensates you for the injuries you have experienced because of negligence.
Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP, Lawyers Representing Victims of Rideshare Accidents in New York
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers have experience helping victims of rideshare accidents in New York collect damages when they suffer serious injuries. Our accident attorneys can protect your legal rights and ensure you collect all compensation to which you are entitled. Let us fight for your rights while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Call our rideshare accident lawyers today at 800-403-6191 or 516-350-5555 for a free evaluation of your New York Uber accident claim or Lyft accident claim.
Time may be of the essence, so call our personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, before the statute of limitations runs out on your claim.