While ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are popular alternatives
to New York City’s cab system and have made transportation more
convenient and affordable than ever, they have also introduced several
new liability issues in the event of a
car accident. Seeking compensation after a collision involving an Uber or Lyft driver
can be a complicated endeavor due to the unconventional structure of these
companies. As a result, there are many questions about who is liable and
what protections passengers have in the event of a collision.
If you have been injured in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver or
while riding as a passenger, contact Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnnell &
Ryan, LLP. With
more than 100 years of combined experience and a
track record of more than $500 million recovered for injured clients, our New York car accident attorneys have the knowledge
and skills to protect your rights and maximize your chances of securing
the compensation you deserve.
We understand the laws and regulations that surround your situation, and
we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to help you receive the financial
resources you deserve.
Fill out an online form today to take the first step towards retaining the advocacy you need.
Uber vs. Taxis in New York
If you live in New York, you have probably experienced a less-than-enjoyable
taxi ride at some point. While not all taxi drivers are safe or particularly
skilled drivers, they are all employees of a larger company and are vetted,
background-checked, and insured. Additionally, taxi services in New York
City are required to purchase a minimum insurance policy of $100,000 for
individuals and $300,000 for groups.
While Uber and Lyft perform a similar service, their drivers are not regulated
to the same extent, nor are their vehicles inspected by the companies
themselves. Drivers for these types of ridesharing services are responsible
for owning, maintaining, operating, and insuring their own vehicles. In
fact, these companies attempt to distance themselves from their drivers
by claiming that they merely provide the technology to connect drivers
and passengers, allowing them to place more blame on their drivers for
any accident that may occur. While these companies do have a certain level
of insurance coverage, the amount available to passengers can vary depending
on the circumstances of the collision.
Discuss Your Injuries Today for Free
Since the laws regarding liability for ridesharing services are still developing,
it is imperative you retain the services of a powerful attorney to ensure
your rights are protected if you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft
collision. At Lurie Ilchert, MacDonell & Ryan, LLP, our skilled
New York City personal injury lawyers can review your case and help you exercise your legal rights. Having garnered
support from past clients, we have the skills and track record to give you the edge in your pursuit
of compensation and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Best of all, we only accept our cases on a contingency basis, meaning
we will not charge you a dime unless we are successful on your behalf.
Call (646) 461-4009 or
schedule a free case review online to discuss your situation in detail.