Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys in Forest Hills
Serving Injured Individuals in Queens & Throughout New York
For many New Yorkers, Uber and Lyft have become one of the easiest and most convenient ways to get around. Whether it’s catching a ride to a friend’s house or heading to a special event, rideshare apps offer an affordable solution. But, while Uber and Lyft both present a great alternative to driving yourself, it isn’t always the safest.
If you were involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft, whether as the passenger or a motorist in another vehicle, The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates can help. We understand how serious these types of car accidents can be, as well as the confusion you may feel regarding your rights and various legal options. Our Forest Hills Uber and Lyft accident attorneys understand the law and how it applies to your case. We are here to guide you through each stage of the legal process and will work tirelessly in our efforts to recover the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Who Pays for Damages After an Uber or Lyft Accident?
Both Uber and Lyft carry third-party liability coverage. In some circumstances, they will pay up to $1 million for any property damage or injuries you may suffer. However, it’s important to know that this policy will only kick in after the driver’s own insurance has been exhausted. Both companies require their drivers to have their own insurance. As a passenger, you’re covered under these policies if the driver is at fault.
Uber and Lyft’s insurance coverage for accidents involving their drivers depends on the situation:
- Situation One: When the Rideshare Driver Does Not Have the App Turned on: Uber and Lyft offer no insurance coverage for a driver that does not have the app turned on. If you are involved in an accident with an Uber/Lyft driver who was not carrying a passenger, looking for a passenger, or did not have the app turned on, you can pursue a typical car accident claim with the driver’s private auto insurance provider.
- Situation Two: When the Rideshare Driver Has the App Turned on but Does Not Have a Passenger: If the app is turned on and the Uber/Lyft driver is looking for a passenger or has accepted a ride but has not picked up the passenger yet, Uber and Lyft offer coverage in the amounts of up to $50,000 for bodily injury per person and up to $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, as well as up to $25,000 in property damage.
- Situation Three: When the Rideshare Driver Has the App Turned on and Is Carrying a Passenger: If the Uber/Lyft driver has the app turned on and is transporting a passenger, that is when both Uber and Lyft’s $1 million insurance coverage kicks in. Remember, this coverage is only available after the rideshare driver’s own insurance coverage has been exhausted.
Seeking the Rightful Compensation You Are Owed
If you have suffered injuries, property damage, or other losses due to a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation could be for medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you have endured. These types of cases are becoming more and more common, but they are still relatively new. You need an attorney who understands the law and how this process works. Uber and Lyft are big corporations that often look out for themselves; our Forest Hills Uber and Lyft accident attorneys are here to help you get the justice and recovery you deserve.
The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates Can Help
Our firm will give you and your case individualized attention. Our primary concern is getting you back on your feet. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or going to court, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for the full compensation you are owed.
Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident $10,018,876
Settlement for a wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus $1,950,000
75-year-old woman crossing the street when struck by a school bus, sustaining a fractured skull with associated traumatic brain injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision $1,375,000
47-year-old warehouse worker involved in a rear-end collision. He suffered neck and back injuries requiring disc fusion surgery to his lower back.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury $1,350,000
37-year-old woman, a homemaker, sustained a serious injury while driving her child from school. Among other injuries, she suffered an injury to her lower back, requiring surgery involving a discectomy with fusion.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,250,000
A 42-year-old construction worker was involved in rear-end collision in the Bronx. Among other injuries, he suffered neck, shoulder and back injuries, requiring multiple surgeries. The case has been resolved at the time of trial.
Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street $1,250,000
A 71-year-old woman, a secretary, was crossing the street when she was hit by a car. She sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured leg, requiring several surgeries. The case has been resolved during the discovery stage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,100,000
A 71-year-old retired female involved in a rear-end collision. She sustained traumatic injuries to both shoulders and neck which necessitated disc fusion.
Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car $1,000,000
The Highest Verdict in the State of New York obtained in a Summary Jury Trial. A 68-year-old male was loading groceries inside his parked vehicle when another vehicle collided with his car. Subsequently, the claimant required two procedures to repair his disabled left shoulder.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury $1,000,000
A 37-year-old stay-at-home mother/wife sustained a severe injury to her neck and back.
Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver $975,000
A 50-year-old female cab driver was stopped at the light when she was struck in the rear by a van. Among other injuries, she sustained a severe injury to her neck that required a multi-level disc fusion.
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