New York City Rideshare Accident Attorney
Experienced Law Firm holds Lyft and Uber drivers Accountable for Injuries
Rideshare services are popular forms of transportation in the New York City area. However, Uber and Lyft contractors are not specially trained to drive on busy city streets, so accidents involving these vehicles are common. At The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC in Manhattan and Nyack, our New York rideshare accident lawyers advocate for people who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of rideshare drivers and other parties.
What to Do if You’re Hurt in a New York Rideshare Accident
If you’ve been in a rideshare accident, get medical attention right away. Not all injuries are obvious, so even if you don’t feel immediate effects, see a doctor both to safeguard your own health and to protect your right to possible compensation. You should also collect contact information for each driver and any eyewitnesses. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene, which could prove to be valuable evidence in a legal claim.
Does Your Insurance Cover an Accident Caused by a Lyft or Uber Driver?
Passengers in an Uber or Lyft may be covered under the driver or rideshare company’s insurance. If you were driving your own vehicle and were hit by a rideshare driver, your no-fault insurance would typically cover the accident unless the cost of your injuries exceeds the threshold. New York City car accident attorney Eddie Marcowitz knows how to handle complex claims and will fight to maximize your reimbursement for medical bills, lost income and other damages.
Who is Liable for a Rideshare Accident in New York?
The Uber or Lyft driver may be liable for an accident if their actions caused the crash, whether they were on or off duty. If they were logged into the rideshare app, the rideshare company may also be liable, even if no passenger was in the car. Our attorney can help you determine who is at fault for your accident and advise you about options for compensation.
What Causes Rideshare Accidents in NYC?
Some of the common causes of rideshare accidents in New York City include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Speeding and other types of reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you were injured in an accident caused by a careless Uber or Lyft driver, no matter the cause, we will guide you through the insurance and claims process. The statute of limitations for these claims is three years.
Reach Out to a New York Rideshare Accident Attorney to Schedule a Free Consultation
At The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC, in Manhattan and Nyack, our attorney pursues compensation for people who have been injured in accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 718-529-4040 or contact us online.