Representing Injury Victims After A Taxi Or Rideshare Crash
Many New Yorkers increasingly rely on rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft to get around. While both Uber and Lyft typically perform background checks on their drivers, accidents still occur. When the ride ends in a crash, you need experienced legal representation to advocate for your rights.
At Kelly & Rubin, LLP, we fight for your rights after you suffer a serious injury due to the negligent or reckless actions of another. Crashes involving Uber or Lyft drivers can have additional complications, including the liability of the companies themselves. We leverage our 30 years of experience to investigate complex accidents and pursue the damages you are entitled to.
Who Is Liable In A Ridesharing Accident?
Drivers of rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft are independent contractors. Because of this status, they must carry their own personal car insurance. Rideshare companies also often provide additional insurance coverage for the hours the drivers are on the job. Uber and Lyft are typically not directly held liable for accidents because they do not own the vehicle or directly employ the driver.
However, when the accident occurs while you are a passenger, you likely will file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurer.
Aggressive Advocates Against Insurance Companies
We will help you file a claim with the appropriate insurance company. We evaluate your injuries to determine the damages you deserve. Damages can provide necessary financial relief for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Potentially lost wages
Generally, both rideshare companies and their insurance companies may wish to swiftly conclude the claim by offering a settlement. However, this is often not in your best interests as the insurer will take advantage of your desire to move forward.
We will advise on when accepting or rejecting a settlement is in your best interests. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the cause of the crash, before aggressively fighting for your rights and long-term interests.
Discuss Your Claim With An Attorney
We put your needs first. Contact our experienced lawyers to discuss your claim and pursue the damages you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation with us in Manhattan by calling 646-741-4084 or by emailing us.