If you were the victim of a Levittown Uber or Lyft rideshare accident, you likely have the right to hold the at-fault driver responsible for any serious injuries and other damages you sustained. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. our attorneys understand how New York State’s car accident laws apply to rideshare services and drivers.
Call (516) 932-0400 today for a free review of your rideshare accident case. We take on cases when accidents occur in Levittown, on Long Island, or elsewhere in the greater NYC area. We handle these cases based on a contingency fee basis so you will not pay anything upfront for our services.
In This Article
- Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Cases Are Complex
- How the Attorney Will Help
- Recoverable Damages in a Levittown Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
- There Are Deadlines on How Long You Can Wait to File Suit
- Talk to a Levittown Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Cases Are Complex
Because of the way rideshare companies and apps work, navigating the insurance claims process after an accident can be complicated. Our team knows how to handle these cases, so we will explain your options and help you understand your rights if you sustained injuries when you were a passenger in a rideshare or a rideshare driver hit your car.
Both Uber and Lyft provide auto liability insurance coverage for their drivers anytime there is a rider in the car with them, and a contingent policy when they are waiting for a rider but have not yet paired with one. When this happens, the driver’s personal policy is the primary policy, although there are sometimes hiccups or out-right denials that occur when filing these claims.
Our team will file your claim or pursue a lawsuit on your behalf if you were:
- In a rideshare and the driver caused an accident
- In a rideshare hit by another car, truck, bus, or another vehicle
- Hit by a rideshare driver while driving your own car, motorcycle or truck
- A pedestrian hit by a rideshare driver
- In a bicycle accident caused by a rideshare driver
We review rideshare accident cases for free on behalf of injured victims. We want to discuss your accident, your injuries, and your legal options for seeking financial recovery with you today.
With the goal of obtaining the greatest amount of monetary compensation possible for our injured clients, the fact that in some cases the insurance coverage that an at-fault rideshare driver might have available is much greater than would be available if there was no rideshare involvement, can make a huge difference in the ultimate outcome of a case.
In New York State, the owners of motor vehicles can legally register and permit their cars to be operated with a minimum of $25,000. bodily injury liability and SUM (supplemental underinsured/uninsured motorist,) coverage. In many cases, this is terribly inadequate to provide just compensation for the level of injury an at-fault driver caused in a car accident. However, under certain circumstances, rideshare companies may provide coverage of up to $1.25 million. This can give hope to the serious or catastrophically injured victim of a driver’s negligence that he or she will win a just outcome to their case.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. now at (516) 932-0400 to speak to a Levittown Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
How the Attorney Will Help
Our rideshare lawyers know how to navigate the insurance claims process, even when it involves Uber or Lyft insurance and the at-fault driver’s own insurance policy. We will review your case and if you suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another driver, we will take action on your behalf against that driver and the rideshare company they were driving for at the time of the accident
Once you choose our law firm to represent you, we will:
- Keep You Updated on Your Case
- Identify Liable Parties
- Communicate with All Parties for You
- Gather Evidence
- Determine a Value for Your Case
We will also work with expert witnesses when necessary to help us prove negligence, liability, and your range of losses. This could include having someone testify about your injuries, the lasting effects, and how this will impact your life. Our network of expert witnesses includes medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we understand that discussing your case is not always easy. We have multilingual staff members who can assist you and answer your questions if you would be more comfortable speaking Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada. We will meet with you in Levittown, on Long Island, or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
Call (516) 932-0400 now to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.
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Recoverable Damages in a Levittown Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
When we pursue compensation for our clients after a rideshare accident, we file an insurance claim and demand an appropriate payout based on their documented expenses and losses as well as just compensation for their noneconomic damages. We calculate a fair settlement value before we take action in their case.
If the insurance company refuses to pay it out, we are not afraid to take the case to trial. We will not back down from Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare company.
The types of damages we pursue on behalf of our injured clients include:
- Medical treatment and related care
- Future medical care related to their accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs as applicable
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including repair of their vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished life enjoyment
We also take on wrongful death cases. If your loved one passed away in a New York City rideshare accident, we are very sorry for your loss. We want to help you by reviewing your case for free and offering our support. When we handle your legal case we relieve you of the stress of communicating with adverse insurance companies and defense lawyers and worrying about technical requirements of a case that must be met within strict time deadlines. One of our important goals is giving you the space to focus on what is most important in your life, to heal, and hopefully find peace of mind.
There Are Deadlines on How Long You Can Wait to File Suit
While New York law does place time limits on pursuing legal action in a rideshare accident case under Section 214 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules, there are also other reasons why it is important to act quickly to contact a Levittown Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney following a rideshare accident. In addition to the statute of limitations, the processes of making claims and bringing lawsuits are governed by other time-restrictions too. It is one of our highest priorities to make sure all deadlines are met in a timely and appropriate manner. We encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible. We will go to work on your case right away, gathering evidence, and preparing to file a claim on your behalf. It is important to note, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
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Talk to a Levittown Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer
As passionate advocates for the injured, our Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyers are ready to go to work on your case today. We handle not only rideshare accidents that occur in Levittown but elsewhere in greater NYC too. Reach out to us to learn more about your rights, how to file an insurance claim, and whether you can hold the rideshare company responsible.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. Our attorneys provide free case reviews for rideshare accident victims in and around New York City.