If you were hurt in a Long Beach, New York, ridesharing accident involving Uber or Lyft, an experienced lawyer from our team of dedicated professionals will file your claim and fight relentlessly to recover the maximum dollar amount of compensation for you. Uber and Lyft drivers must carry their own individual insurance policies, and the ridesharing companies also provide auto liability coverage for accidents that occur when the driver is signed onto the app.
One of our experienced and dedicated Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyers serving Long Beach at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will handle your insurance claim based on the applicable policy, build a case, and fight for any compensation you qualify for under New York State car accident law. We evaluate these cases for free and are ready to get started right away.
In This Article
- What Compensation Can I Recover Based on My Accident?
- Wrongful Death Actions Following a Long Beach Ridesharing Crash
- How Our Law Firm Will Help with Your Uber Or Lyft Accident Claim
- Fault and Liability in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Long Beach
- Timeline in a Long Beach Rideshare Accident Case
- Speak with a Member from Our Rideshare Accident Team Today for Free
What Compensation Can I Recover Based on My Accident?
The damages you qualify to seek for your accident-related losses will depend on the details of your case, the severity of your injuries, and other factors. In general, this could include the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment costs, current and future
- Lost wages
- Reduced ability to earn because of disability
- Additional related losses
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
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Wrongful Death Actions Following a Long Beach Ridesharing Crash
If you lost a loved one in a Long Beach Uber or Lyft accident, our team extends our heartfelt condolences to your family. We consider it a privilege to fight for justice after a family loses their loved one in this type of accident. Our lawyers will build a strong case for the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves by working tirelessly to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your family member’s rideshare accident and begin preparing a wrongful death case today. We are here for you during this difficult time.
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How Our Law Firm Will Help with Your Uber Or Lyft Accident Claim
Our attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. are passionate advocates for the injured. If you were hurt in a ridesharing accident, we are here to help you build a case and handle your claim. We provide complimentary consultations and even have a multilingual staff (Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada) to serve accident victims in Long Beach and elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
Our firm files claims and sues liable parties for our clients based on contingency fees. As such, we use our resources and experience to investigate and develop support for these cases and do not ask for any upfront fees. Instead, our attorney fees come only from the settlement or verdict we recover for our clients. Our services include:
- Keeping you up to date on your insurance claim and case
- Identifying liable parties, possibly including the rideshare company
- Communicating with all insurers and other parties on your behalf
- Gathering evidence to support your claim or lawsuit
- Determining a value for your case based on the available documentation
We may call-in expert witnesses that include medical professionals, vocational rehabilitation specialists, economists and life care planners when we believe, based upon our decades of experience representing car accident victims, that such subject matter expert testimony will help your case. You can learn more by speaking with a patient, compassionate and knowledgeable member of our team of legal professionals for free today. We will answer your questions, assess your legal options, and explain the next steps for navigating the claims process.
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Fault and Liability in an Uber or Lyft Accident in Long Beach
There are numerous ways people get hurt in ridesharing accidents, including as:
- A passenger in the Uber or Lyft when a crash occurs
- The occupant of another vehicle hit by the rideshare driver
- A pedestrian or cyclist struck by the rideshare driver
On the surface, these cases work like other car accident cases. If the driver acted negligently and caused you to suffer serious injuries, they are generally liable. You can choose to file an insurance claim to recover the damages you suffered, and we will handle the process for you. However, there are some potentially very significant differences in rideshare accident cases.
For example, the rideshare company provides the primary liability insurance policy when the driver is matched with a rider or has a rider in their vehicle. For most Long Beach Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents this coverage can be in the amount of $1.25 million dollars. Through an investigation, our team will assess who is liable for your injuries and damages and determine the insurance policy that covers your crash. Then we will outline how to fight for the best possible outcome for you. Winning the maximum dollar recovery to compensate you for the injuries you have suffered because of the careless driving of another party is our solemn mission.
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Timeline in a Long Beach Rideshare Accident Case
You make the most out of our services by hiring our team as early as possible. There are deadlines we must meet to protect your rights. The deadlines in rideshare collision cases come from the statutes of limitations set by New York State law. They include:
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 for injury lawsuits
- Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 in wrongful death actions
However, these are not the only deadlines in these cases. You must consider other timelines that are crucial to building the strongest argument possible for you, as there are many actions we need to take before we begin settlement negotiations, even as we preserve your rights and build your case for a potential trial before a judge and jury if the liable insurance carrier refuses to make a proper settlement offer. These actions may include:
- Preserving evidence held by the rideshare company
- Surveying the accident scene
- Investigating the crash
- Accident reconstruction
- Canvassing for witness statements
- Identifying and collecting dashcam or surveillance video
- Documenting expenses and losses
The earlier you connect with our team, the sooner we are able to go to work on your claim and gather evidence to support it. As soon as you connect with us, it will be our privilege to offer you a comprehensive free case review.
Speak with a Member from Our Rideshare Accident Team Today for Free
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., provides complimentary consultations for Uber and Lyft accident victims. Let us determine your rights and options during a free case assessment by our team. We handle rideshare accident claims based on contingency fees.
Call (516) 932-0400 to talk with us about your collision, injuries, and legal options. We will explain our services and how we will help you while answering any questions you have. We are here to help you handle your Long Beach claim.
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