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Uber And Lyft Accidents

Queens Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

Serving Injured Individuals Throughout New York

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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, Davidoff Law 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 Queens Uber and Lyft accident lawyers 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.

Contact us online or call (888) 211-1116 or (718) 268-8800 today for a free initial consultation.

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 Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Queens are here to help you get the justice and recovery you deserve.

How long do I have to file a claim after a rideshare accident in New York?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a rideshare accident in New York is generally three years from the date of the accident. (However, it's important to note that there may be exceptions to this three-year time limit in certain cases). It's important to consult with a rideshare accident attorney as soon as possible to comply with the time limits and protect your legal rights. A qualified attorney can guide you through the process and work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Davidoff Law 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.

Call our office in Forest Hills today at (888) 211-1116 or (718) 268-8800 or fill out our online contact form to request your free initial consultation. Se habla español.

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