Representing You After An Uber Or Lyft Accident
In recent years, for-hire rideshare services have become popular. Due to their online presence and convenience, these services are available to shuttle passengers from one location to another heralding ease-of-use as a main selling point. Unlike a taxi, however, ride-share drivers do not typically have the same training and insurance coverage should an accident occur.
At COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., we are prepared to represent clients injured in accidents involving rideshare services such as Uber, Lyft or Sidecar. We will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf or take your matter to court if necessary.
These accidents typically fall into one of three scenarios:
- You were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle and you were in a collision.
- You were driving your own vehicle and were hit by a rideshare driver.
- You were a pedestrian struck by a rideshare vehicle.
No matter what scenario your accident falls under, our personal injury attorneys can provide strong representation to achieve the maximum compensation possible in your situation.
NOT A HEAVILY REGULATED INDUSTRY
Unlike mass transit services or public transportation, rideshare services are not heavily regulated. This means that there are very little government controls in place centered on training, maintenance, due diligence or insurance coverage for the drivers who work in the rideshare industry. As a privately run organization, the parent company will attempt to shield itself from liability in the event of an accident so you cannot recover damages against them. Through certain disclaimers and the contracts their drivers must sign, the company will have several layers of protection. Additionally, the driver might not carry enough insurance to fully compensate an injured person after the accident.
All of this taken together could lead to serious gaps in coverage. Our lawyers will fight to ensure that you recover the full and fair monetary compensation you are owed. Schedule a free consultation at our Queens office by calling or emailing the firm. No matter where you are in New York, we are ready to help you.