Rideshare Accident Attorneys in New York
Injured in an Uber or Lyft? Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help!
In New York, calling a taxi has always been one of the easiest ways to
get from point A to point B. However, with the recent growth of rideshare
companies like Uber and Lyft, New Yorkers can now call in a ride with
a few taps and swipes on their smartphone. Although rideshare services
are booming, they aren’t exactly flawless. Rideshare vehicles can
still get into serious accidents, just like any other car on the road.
If you were involved in an accident while in a rideshare vehicle, it is
important that you understand your rights. Our team at Loscalzo &
Loscalzo, P.C. has the knowledge and skill set you need. With more than
46 years of legal experience, our attorneys know what legal strategies
work best when it comes to obtaining maximum compensation. When you trust
your case to our firm, you can rest easy knowing we will work our hardest
to help you move forward and recover from your crash.
To schedule a free consultation with our team, call (646) 846-4776.
About Rideshare Programs
Also called transportation network companies, rideshare programs connect
drivers and passengers in the same area, usually through an app. That
same app allows passengers to request drivers, pay for the ride, and even
The drivers are not employed by the company, which is where liability in
an accident can get confusing. All rideshare drivers must have a valid
drivers’ license and car insurance, but other than those two qualifications,
not much is required. For this reason, some drivers are often inexperienced,
careless, or dangerous.
Rideshare & Liability
Although rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, do have coverage in the
event of a crash, the coverage is usually limited. The driver is only
covered if the app is turned on at the time of the accident, and there
is usually a limit to the amount the rideshare company will cover. The
insurance coverage of the driver may also have to come into play in order
to cover the damage of the accident.
Finding out how much coverage you can obtain, and how to obtain it, can
be tricky. Our firm understands the complexities of personal injury law
as it applies to rideshare accidents, and we can help you create a plan.
If you were involved in a rideshare accident, we want to help.
Contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. to discuss your accident with our personal injury attorneys today.