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Rideshare Accidents

New York Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Accidents

Ridesharing is the new age of hailing a taxicab in New York City and beyond. With the rapid growth of ridesharing, though, the incidents of ridesharing accidents have been on the rise as well. Liability laws have struggled to keep up with the changing transportation landscape and create a fair legal environment for rideshare riders, drivers, and companies. It might be no surprise that rideshare accident claims can be some of the most complex and hotly contested vehicle accident claims in the legal world.

If you were hurt in a rideshare accident, then you should come to The Paris Law Group, PC, to guide you through the winding legal road ahead. We are New York rideshare accident attorneys backed by decades of legal experience. When you want someone to simplify a legal process and stand up to insurance defense companies for you, we should be the first ones you call every time.

Contact our firm today at (888) 365-4940or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our rideshare accident attorney in New York.

Types of Injuries Sustained in NYC Rideshare Accidents

Common injuries may include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The sudden effect of a crash can cause the head and neck to jerk forcefully, leading to whiplash. This common injury can result in pain, stiffness, and long-term discomfort.
  • Head Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur because of the force of impact during a rideshare accident. Even seemingly minor head injuries can have everlasting consequences, affecting cognitive function and overall well-being.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The force of a collision can injure the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis or other serious complications. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and long-term care.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures and broken bones are extremely common in rideshare accidents, especially in situations where the vehicle occupants are forcefully thrown against surfaces within the car.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be damaged during a rideshare accident, causing pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Soft tissue injuries may not be instantly apparent but can significantly impact a victim's life.
  • Emotional Distress: Beyond physical injuries, rideshare accidents can cause emotional trauma like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Understanding Rideshare Insurance Policies

Uber has made headlines by promising to cover every Uber ride service with a $1 million insurance policy that can help pay for medical bills suffered by any passengers. It has also made headlines by complicating that promise with fine print. When is an Uber driver actually covered under the policy? Simply using the app does not seem to be the answer that Uber wants to give, as it argues that they must be actively driving a paying Uber customer around at the time of the accident for there to be coverage.

Rideshare insurance policies offered by Uber and Lyft also do not consider other damages, like:

  • Wages lost due to missing work
  • Property repair and replacement
  • Emotional trauma, pain, and suffering

Other drivers who are hurt by a rideshare driver will also be put into a difficult situation. Do they need to file a claim against the driver or the rideshare company? As your New York rideshare accident legal team, we can help you decide how to file a claim and what to do to progress it.

Are Rideshare Drivers Employees?

Rideshare services are also distinct from taxicab services in that rideshare drivers are not employees, according to major rideshare companies. Taxicab drivers are sometimes employed by a parent taxi company or transportation group. Rideshare drivers are also completely unregulated and have little to no oversight.

The differences between these two types of transportation services can play a big role in liability and damages. For example: A taxicab company hires someone without conducting a background check. Later, the driver causes a drunk driving accident. An investigation reveals they have two DUIs on their driving record, implying they are at risk of drinking and driving on the job. The taxicab company could be liable for the damages caused due to negligently hiring that person. On the other hand, a rideshare company like Uber can try to distance itself from any liability by arguing that it had never agreed to conduct a thorough background or offer training to the drivers signing up for their app.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accident Claims in New York?

In general, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including rideshare accidents, in New York is three years from the accident date. Individuals who have sustained injuries or suffered injuries in a rideshare accident must initiate legal proceedings within this timeframe to preserve their right to compensation.

In the aftermath of a rideshare accident, time is of the essence. Promptly consulting with our team ensures that all necessary steps are taken within the statutory timeframe, maximizing your chances of a successful claim.

Contact Our New York Rideshare Accident Attorney Today

There have been plenty of lawsuits brought against rideshare companies already. They do not all go in favor of the plaintiffs. Big companies like Uber and Lyft can protect themselves with corporate insurance defense teams, which might put you at an early disadvantage. Stand up for your rights by letting our New York rideshare accident attorneys act on your behalf.

Our rideshare accident lawyers in New York want to hear from you. Please call us at (888) 365-4940 to arrange a free consultation today. Members of our team can speak English, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish.

Our Clients Always Come First

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “I am extremely happy I made the choice to choose you, since I saw the dedication and effort you put in the case. I know it was a long and tedious process, but you managed it very well to win. Thank you one more time for everything Mr. Jason.”

    - Alfredo O.
  • “Jason guided me through the process with effortless expertise. His preparation was precise and methodical, and his execution in the courtroom was impressive.”

    - Jessica E.
  • “I had never felt more lonely or defeated than I did after my injury. Getting injured because of someone else's negligence can feel outrageous. No one wants to get hurt, but if you do trust me that you want Jason Paris and his staff on your side.”

    - Jill V.

Small Firm. Big Numbers.

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients and Counting
  • Bus Accident $2.1 MILLION
  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Bus Accident $1.5 MILLION
  • Car Accident $1.3 MILLION
  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.

  • Back Injury $900,000

    A settlement was reached during trial for the client who was struck in the rear while operating his vehicle. As a result of this impact, the client sustained a herniated disk in the lower back, which required surgical removal.

  • Two-Car Intersection Collision $470,000

    Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a two-car intersection collision. As a result of the accident, plaintiff fractured five ribs that healed properly after five weeks with no residual effects. After trial, a jury awarded plaintiff $470,000 for past pain and suffering.

  • Rear-End Accident $400,000

    This client was injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident and subsequently underwent back surgery. Between the accident and the surgery 10 years passed, which included the plaintiff being incarcerated and assaulted in prison.

  • Neck & Back Injuries $300,000

    Plaintiff, while operating a motor vehicle, was sideswiped by a livery car causing her to sustain soft tissue non-fracture injuries to her neck and back. The insurance company refused to settle this case and the matter was ultimately adjudicated before a Bronx County jury. The result was a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $300,000.



What You Can Expect From Our Firm
  • Client-Centered Approach

    For us, it is not about the money. We genuinely care about our clients and will do everything we can to make them whole after an injury. 

  • Personalized Legal Solutions

    Our firm is dedicated to providing you with undivided attention, as well as to tailoring our approach to your particular needs.

  • Access to Experts

    To give your case every possible chance of success, we enlist the most qualified experts, specialists and investigators on your behalf.

  • Maximized Recoveries

    We don't only strive for victory; we also take all conceivable steps in order to maximize the recovery that you deserve.

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