Long Island Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Compensation When You’re Involved in a Rideshare Accident
Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are commonly used by travelers all throughout the state of New York. Although these companies continue to grow in popularity, accidents involving negligent Lyft and Uber drivers are also increasing in the state. If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you can file a claim to recover compensation for any injuries or damages you sustained.
At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. our team of lawyers is committed to assisting clients with their rideshare-related accident claims. We have years of experience handling these types of cases, and we will walk you through the entire legal process to make sure your rights and interests are fully protected.
Call (631) 250-4212 to request a consultation with our law firm today. We can advise you virtually or in-person, and your first consultation is always free.
What Type of Insurance Do Uber & Lyft Drivers Carry?
Typically, when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the insurers of the other parties play an important role in the proceeding legal process. However, when one of the other parties involved is a contractor for a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft, things can become complicated when it comes to insurance. Both Lyft and Uber are required to make sure all of their drivers have liability coverage, anddrivers also carry their own personal insurance policies that might cover your accident-related injuries.
Lyft and Uber Liability Coverage Applies Under the Following Conditions:
- Uber and Lyft drivers are insured for $50,000 for bodily injury, $100,000 for accidents, and $25,000 for property damage if they accept a ride in the app.
- Uber and Lyft drivers have primary liability coverage of $1,000,000 per accident and $1,000,000 for uninsured and under-insured motorists once a ride is matched to the time the passenger is dropped off at their destination.
No matter what insurance policies apply to your accident, The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. can help you determine which parties are liable under the law and seek compensation for you and your family.
What Should I Do If I Am in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
An accident is a stressful, confusing experience that leaves you in a state of emotional distress as well as physical injury. It can be hard to choose a course of action in the immediate aftermath of such an incident. The most important thing to remember is to get as much information as you can about the accident and ensure that your account of the accident is recorded by relevant parties such as the police. Use this simple guide to ensure that you take the necessary steps after you’ve been in a rideshare accident.
Take the Following Steps if You Have Been Involved in a Ride-Share Accident:
- Check yourself for any serious injuries
- Exchange information with the driver, passenger, and anyone else involved in the accident
- File a police report to document the accident
- Take clear pictures of the accident scene and record your own account of the incident
- Preserve any evidence such as damaged possessions and clothing
- If symptoms of delayed injuries manifest after your accident, seek the advice of a medical professional
Taxi Accidents in the Long Island Area
Long before ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft became available, Long Island residents made use of taxis and other car services to navigate the New York area and beyond. Our family has been practicing law on Long Island for two generations, and we know that many still make use of taxi companies to get where they need to go. We also understand the various insurance policies and laws that surround taxi accidents, and we can fight to get you compensation if you are injured in an accident involving a taxi.
Speak to Our Lawyers on Long Island to Seek Compensation
Do you have more questions about securing compensation for a Lyft or Uber accident? We are here to assist you and use our extensive resources to build a strong case strategy that will allow you to pursue the compensation you are entitled to. Our lawyers will review your situation and explain all of your options under the law, so you know what to expect from your case.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our legal team on Long Island. We only require payment if we win your case!
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