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New York City Uber Accident Lawyer

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft have transformed the way we travel, but accidents involving these ride-sharing services can be complex. If you've been injured in such an incident in New York or New Jersey, it's crucial to grasp the unique legal nuances that govern these cases.

Were You Injured in an Uber, and Lyft Accident?

At Omni Injury and Accident Law, PC, our trusted rideshare accident attorneys in New York City know that understanding when a driver—versus their Uber or Lyft employer—is liable for a car accident and its damages are complex. It depends on various factors, like the accident’s circumstances, the driver’s role, and the insurance coverage.

Uber and Lyft began operating in New York nearly a decade ago, adding to the city’s already congested traffic, compounding the issue with frequent pickups and drop-offs that require riders to enter and exit the vehicles in unsafe areas before becoming a passenger in a potentially negligent driver’s car. When a rideshare driver is involved in a crash, it impacts multiple parties – all of whom should have access to experienced legal representation from Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in New York City.

That is what we provide. We offer our clients personalized service by providing access to an attorney who will be dedicated to their matter and handle each aspect of their case from an initial free consultation through a positive outcome. Contact us today to learn more.

What are the Most Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents in New York City?

New York City Uber and Lyft accidents are caused by the same types of negligence as vehicle collisions, including speeding, failing to obey traffic signs and signals, and impaired or fatigued driving.

One notable exception is that an Uber or Lyft driver’s distraction level may be higher than that of other drivers—even those who are unlawfully using their cellphones while operating their vehicles. This is true because rideshare drivers depend on their electronic devices to accept rides, find passengers, and navigate them to their drop-off locations. This is the definition of distracted driving.

In addition, once the passengers are inside, the driver may be inundated by questions, special requests, and disruptive riders. These distractions can be dangerous, leading to increased collisions throughout the city.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a rideshare driver — as a passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, or another motorist — contact our skilled New York City Uber and Lyft accident attorneys today to discuss your claim during a free consultation.

When is Uber or Lyft Liable for a Vehicle Collision with Injuries in New York City, NY?

If the driver was actively working for Uber or Lyft at the time of the accident —carrying passengers or en route to pick up a passenger — they are considered to be on the job. Uber or Lyft could be held liable for the driver’s actions in such cases. Uber and Lyft carry liability insurance up to $1 million.

If the Uber or Lyft driver is not logged into the app and has yet to accept a passenger request, their auto insurance coverage will be pursued for the crash’s damages. New York law requires all drivers to have auto liability insurance coverage.

The minimum amount of liability coverage is:

  • $10,000 for property damage for a single accident.
  • $25,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for death for a person involved in an accident.
  • $50,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for death for two or more people in an accident.

At Omni Injury and Accident Law, we work tirelessly to ensure that every claim and legal theory is analyzed correctly, with no details left out. There are so many ways an injury or accident may disturb your life, and it is our job to ensure your rights are protected, and your claims are enforced against all liable parties and their insurance companies. That is our promise.

We will meticulously investigate your matter, gather evidence, and prepare a thorough case with all possible claims. We’ll then contact the liable party’s insurance company and begin the negotiation process. Our goal is to produce tangible results for our clients by fighting for their current and future financial needs so they can regain control of their lives. We never take “no” for an answer.

Contact Our Dedicated Uber and Lyft accident Attorney Today

Contact our dedicated Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at Omni Injury and Accident Law for help today at 646-736-4184 or online to schedule a free consultation and to get the assistance you need to produce actual results for your important claim.

Your health and well-being are paramount after a ride-sharing accident. Personal injuries can result in a wide range of medical expenses, from hospital bills to rehabilitation costs. Our commitment is to help you access the necessary medical care promptly. We seek compensation for your medical expenses, ensuring that you receive the best possible treatment and rehabilitation.

Personal injuries can disrupt your financial stability, leading to lost wages and potential future damages. We recognize the pivotal role that financial security plays in your recovery. At Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C., we are committed to securing your financial future by advocating for compensation that encompasses lost wages, income potential, and the potential for ongoing financial impacts.

Navigating personal injury claims resulting from Taxi, Uber, and Lyft accidents requires expert legal guidance. We are dedicated to advocating for your rights, ensuring that your interests are represented, and striving for the compensation you rightfully deserve. With Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. by your side, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands, allowing you to focus on your recovery and well-being.

If you've been injured in a ride-sharing accident, don't wait to seek the support and compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. today for a free consultation. We'll fight for your rights, so you can focus on healing and moving forward. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Providing Compassionate Support for Your Personal Injury

Your path to recovery and justice starts with a simple step – contacting us for a free consultation. Don't face the complexities of personal injury claims alone. Trust Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. to be your advocates, fighting for your rights and your future.

Take action today. Your well-being is our priority.

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