New York Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Call Us After an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi Accident
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 as soon as you need us after a rideshare or taxi accident in New York.
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 themselves from any liability by arguing that they never had agreed to conduct a thorough background or offer training to the drivers signing up for their app.
Don’t Fight Uber or Lyft Alone
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.
We 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.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
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.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
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.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
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.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.