UBER & LYFT ACCIDENTS
Uber & Lyft Accidents in Florida and New York
The ride-hailing industry led by Uber and Lyft has grown in popularity throughout New York and Florida. Using an app on your phone to summon a ride may be affordable and convenient, but you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to sort through the complex legal issues that arise. Uber and Lyft do not own the vehicle that picks you up, and its driver does is not their employee. So, who pays the damages when someone suffers serious injuries in Uber and Lyft accidents?
At the New York and Florida offices of The Carrion Firm, PLLC, our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys understand of the legal issues unique to Uber and Lyft accidents. We use our experience to develop strategies allowing us to secure maximum compensation from any and all parties at fault in causing the accident.
Why you need a New York and Florida Uber and Lyft accidents attorney
If you are seriously injured in any car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you have the right to sue for damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Physician, hospital and other medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished or lost future earnings
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
Many Uber and Lyft drivers carry only the legally required minimum insurance coverage on their vehicles, which may be insufficient to pay the compensation you need and deserve.
The attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, use their knowledge of the ride-hailing industry to pursue other sources of insurance coverage. One source is the $1 million liability and uninsured/underinsured policy Uber and Lyft provide as secondary coverage when the primary policy on a driver’s vehicle is not enough to pay your damages. The policy limits have been increased for vehicles picking up passengers in New York City.
Identifying all parties responsible for causing an accident
As with any collision involving motor vehicles, identifying the parties at fault in causing an Uber or Lyft accident is crucial to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. If you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car that collides with another vehicle, there could be multiple drivers at fault.
We thoroughly investigate the accident and carefully review police accident reports to identify the cause of the accident and the parties responsible for it. All drivers responsible for causing an accident may be sued by anyone suffering injuries.
If you are injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, remain calm and call 911. Other steps to take include:
- Avoid moving around as it may worsen your injuries.
- Get the names and contact information of all drivers involved the accident if you are physically able to do so.
- Unless emergency medical personnel transport you to a hospital for treatment, you should arrange to be examined by your doctor as soon as possible.
Avoid discussing your medical condition or how the accident happened. Statements you make could jeopardize your right to recover damages.
Contact our Uber and Lyft accidents attorney
Let the attorneys at the Florida and New York offices of The Carrion Firm, PLLC, take the burden of dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters off your shoulders. The injuries caused by Uber and Lyft accidents entitle you to compensation, so let our team of attorneys fight for you. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.