If you were involved in a rideshare accident on Long Island, a Westbury Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from our firm will safeguard your rights while battling to win every dollar you deserve. Ridesharing accidents often involve complicated insurance and legal considerations. A lawyer from our team will explain your options and advocate forcefully on your behalf as we seek to recover all of the compensation you are eligible for.
In This Article
- Common Injuries After an Auto Accident
- Potential Compensation After an Auto Accident
- Handling Claims After an Uber or Lyft Ridesharing Accident
- Working With a Lawyer
- Our Firm’s Lawyers
- Contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Today
Common Injuries After an Auto Accident
You should see a doctor after you suffered any degree of injury, in an accident. Your injuries could appear mild, but a doctor will be able to document the true extent of your physical condition. The symptoms of certain injuries, such as whiplash, could even develop over time, according to Mayo Clinic.
Injuries that are common after a car accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Bruises and lacerations
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
A lawyer from our firm will obtain your medical records from your doctor(s) and other treatment providers, and then analyze your medical history, diagnosis, and prognosis. Your lawyer will also review your past medical expenses and anticipate, based upon supporting medical documentation, your future medical expenses. All of this will factor into calculating your case value. Even minor injuries could be costly, and severe injuries, such as a TBI, could require extensive treatment and therapy. If you have to miss days at work due to medical appointments or recovery time, your lawyer will speak with you about how these losses are compensated.
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Potential Compensation After an Auto Accident
We can assess your losses and determine a value for your case. Both economic and non-economic losses could warrant compensation.
We can fight for the following types of economic damages:
- prior and future medical expenses
- physical therapy costs
- lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- The costs of assistive equipment
We will seek compensation for other economic losses that resulted from your accident-related injuries, as well. We tailor our work to the specific circumstances of each client. Our case goals will be determined by the particulars of your situation.
Typically, non-financial damages in accident cases are pain, suffering, and/or mental anguish. These damages can be difficult to evaluate, but one of our firm’s lawyers is able to evaluate them for you.
Wrongful Death Damages
You may have lost a loved one after a ridesharing accident. If so, we’re very sorry for your loss. We understand you and your family must be going through a lot right now, so compensation may be the least of your concerns.
However, compensation can help you and your family stabilize financially and sustain yourselves through this difficult time. We would be privileged to obtain compensation for you and your family and on behalf of your loved one. In a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, we will pursue recovery of your loved one’s medical expenses and other losses.
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Handling Claims After an Uber or Lyft Ridesharing Accident
Rideshare accidents may occur during a ride, a pickup, or a dropoff. A location may be crowded with vehicles and pedestrians, which can increase the chance of driver distraction. The combination of a hectic environment with cell phone usage, GPS device usage, and/or other portable technology usage heightens the chances of a collision.
Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that cover their drivers in the event of a collision. Although these companies treat their drivers as independent contractors, Uber and Lyft still retain insurance policies to cover the costs drivers may incur after an automobile collision. As a passenger, you may be covered under the insurance policy provided by the rideshare company.
However, in certain situations, the driver’s auto insurance would apply, not Uber’s or Lyft’s insurance. An instance of this may be an accident that occurs when a driver is not actively logged into the Uber app.
If more than one party is responsible for an accident, the case can be very complex. It is often confusing to understand who’s at fault, which insurance policies are obligated to provide coverage and how to proceed. A lawyer who has extensive experience working on ridesharing accident cases will know the best way to move your case forward. Your lawyer will identify all liable parties and go after any compensation you are eligible to claim.
A Westbury Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from our firm will stand up for you after an accident. We will keep you updated as we work through the details of your case. We will also gather the evidence necessary to determine a value for your case and to build the most persuasive and most compelling arguments to win that case value for you.
Working With a Lawyer
According to New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit after an accident that causes a personal injury. In addition to this statute of limitations, cases and lawsuits are controlled by other deadlines as well. Depending upon the particular details of your case, an even shorter statute of limitations may apply. We will gladly analyze this for you and inform you as to the deadlines you should be concerned with.
Important evidence, such as witness testimonies and potential dash-cam or surveillance video, must be considered as part of an injury claim and lawsuit. If you contact a lawyer shortly after your accident, you give them the chance to get started on gathering evidence and building a case that best presents your legal rights. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity will be to build the strongest case possible for you.
A lawyer from our firm will begin your case by collecting relevant forms of evidence. Your lawyer will obtain access to records sourced from the Uber or Lyft app and then clarify certain details of the driver’s history. Your lawyer will also keep you updated as they make progress towards justice in your case.
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Our Firm’s Lawyers
When our lawyers take over a case, they take on every task involved in that case. They’ll start by investigating the details of the case and compiling evidence, and end by settling the case or obtaining a jury verdict. If we don’t recover compensation for the client, they don’t pay us anything.
Our attorneys have had a lot of successes and have been able to recover over $250 million for injured victims on Long Island. Many of these people were victims of ridesharing accidents and other accidents, and they suffered terrible injuries that put them out of work and out of thousands of dollars spent on medical treatments and therapies. We are grateful that today many of these clients have been able to receive the medical treatment they needed and aren’t dealing with debt anymore.
Since we’ve had so much success, we’ve become one of the top injury firms in New York, and partner Roger L. Simon has been awarded a 10.0 rating from Avvo, a respected organization that offers lawyer and firm reviews and referrals. We’ve also received Avvo Clients’ Choice badge and additional awards. You can be confident in our capabilities, and we’ll do everything possible to make sure your case will be another success story.
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Accident cases involving a ridesharing company, such as Uber or Lyft, are subject to specific laws and guidelines many people often have trouble understanding on their own. If you suffered injuries in a ridesharing accident, then you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your losses. Once you have obtained the care you need, contacting a lawyer should be your very next step. Your lawyer will handle all the legal aspects of your predicament while you focus on your recovery.
A Westbury Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will determine the cause of your accident, identify liable parties, communicate with all parties on your behalf, gather evidence, determine the value of your case, and settle or, if indicated, litigate your case for you. We are able to meet with you on Long Island or elsewhere in New York. If you like, our team will assist you in another language.
For a free consultation, contact a member of our team today.