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NYC Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens

Rideshare companies have taken the roads by storm over the last decade, creating a $61 billion industry that did not even exist a short while ago. By 2030, the global rideshare market is estimated to more than quadruple in value. But what happens when public streets are suddenly flooded with thousands of extra vehicles, some slowly idling around town waiting for passengers, others piloted by distracted drivers punching in addresses to their GPS while cruising through busy intersections? Crashes are inevitable, and rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are not exempt. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car that crashed, or you were another road user (such as an occupant of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a cyclist), the New York Uber & Lyft accident lawyers at Cohan Law Firm are here to help you file a personal injury claim with the appropriate party.

When is Uber or Lyft Liable in a Crash Caused by One of Their Drivers?

While the majority of New York drivers have minimal auto insurance policies (and roughly one in 20 has no insurance at all), Uber and Lyft drivers are insured by the rideshare company when they are “on the clock.” This is good news for passengers and other road users who get injured by Uber or Lyft drivers in collisions.

  • Offline or The Driver App is Turned Off:
    • No insurance provided by Uber or Lyft. Only the driver’s personal auto insurance policy applies
  • Available or Waiting for Passenger Request:
    • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
    • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
    • $25,000 in property damage per accident
  • En Route to Pick up a Passenger, or During a Trip:
    • $1,000,000 bodily injury
    • Up to actual cash value of vehicle with a $2,500 deductible 

What if Another Party Caused the Crash? 

If you were a passenger of an Uber or Lyft vehicle that was involved in a collision, there is roughly a 50/50 chance another party actually caused the collision. As a passenger, you may not have actually seen what happened. Another driver may be at fault, in which case it would only be possible to seek compensation from their insurance company, not Uber or Lyft. Or, the Uber/Lyft driver may have contributed to the crash and both parties could potentially be liable. If this is the case, you would have the opportunity to seek compensation from both parties. No traffic accident personal injury claim is straightforward, and when rideshare companies are involved they are often even more complex.

Call a New York Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer Today 

As an injured victim in a crash that you did not cause, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, personal property damage, lost income, and more. We urge you to take action to protect your financial well-being by calling the New York Uber and Lyft accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm at 855-855-0321 today for a complimentary consultation.

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