Uber and Lyft cars are everywhere on Long Island, and their numbers are only increasing. These ridesharing companies make many tasks much more convenient—from going out on the weekends to making a trip to the grocery store. In an already congested metro area, more cars often lead to more collisions. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an Uber or Lyft collision, you deserve compensation, and an Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer on Long Island can help you fight for the money you deserve.
The team from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. represents car collision victims in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as in all five New York City boroughs. With the growing presence of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft, we help drivers injured in collisions involving these vehicles. It is a complex and evolving area of liability law that we have taken it upon ourselves to learn inside and out. We want to use our knowledge and successful track record to help you fight for the money you deserve.
For a free consultation with a member of our team today, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accident lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900
The Benefits of Having a Lawyer
When it comes to proving liability and fighting for compensation, rideshare collisions are not like typical motor vehicle collisions. There may be more factors involved in assessing liability, and there are usually more parties involved as well—some of these parties having legal representation that can make the process difficult if one is not fully prepared.
Over the past decade, as Uber and Lyft have taken root and rapidly supplanted taxicabs as the ride of choice, the car collision attorneys at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. have made a concerted effort to understand all the ins and outs of this area of the law so that we can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.
Several things make rideshare collisions different. For one thing, the insurance situation is much more complex, with more layers of coverage and more companies involved. Also, the rideshare companies themselves can make things difficult.
To recover compensation for a rideshare collision, you have to go through at least one insurance company, and probably more. The insurance companies potentially involved in paying your rideshare collision claim include:
- Your insurer
- The rideshare driver’s personal insurer
- The insurer providing the blanket policy to the rideshare driver on behalf of the rideshare company
Uber and Lyft both cover their drivers with insurance as part of their contract. Drivers are still required to carry their own insurance and may also have purchased separate rideshare insurance, but the blanket insurance covers them for collisions and other mishaps that happen on the job.
The question is, what does “on the job” mean? Is it only when a rideshare driver is actively transporting a passenger to their destination? What about when the driver has their app turned on and is driving around looking for rides? What about after a driver drops off their final passenger of the day and is commuting home?
Insurance companies treat all these situations differently, and unfortunately, they have not proven to be consistent in how they handle various scenarios. As you might expect, they will err whenever possible on the side of claiming that they are not liable for a collision or coverage in a specific situation. Recovering compensation can be difficult for the victim because it is unlikely the driver’s personal policy has the coverage limits offered by the blanket insurance.
At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we know how to go toe-to-toe with all insurance companies involved and fight to make sure that each of them pays you the compensation they should. We are so confident in our ability that we never charge a fee unless you get compensation.
The Rideshare Company
The companies themselves—Uber and Lyft—also have the potential to make things difficult after a rideshare collision. They often try to distance themselves as much as possible from the negligent actions of their driver, partly to preserve their own reputations and partly so that their blanket insurance policies do not have to pay out, potentially resulting in a premium increase.
You may be able to get help recovering an agreeable settlement from the rideshare company and the insurance company by going with an Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer on Long Island who can go toe-to-toe with the attorneys on the other side. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we have a track record of doing just that.
For a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 today.
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Your Uber or Lyft Collision Compensation
You may be eligible for a monetary settlement or award that pays you for both your economic and noneconomic damages from an Uber or Lyft rideshare collision. An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer on Long Island can help you recover money for:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Statute of Limitations
Under New York state law, the statute of limitations on most car collision claims, including those involving rideshare drivers from Uber and Lyft, is generally three years, but it can be significantly shorter based on a number of factors. You might want to speak with an attorney about your rights and obligations as soon as possible after your collision. Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can take quick action to preserve your claim, if necessary.
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Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 today for a free, no-obligation Uber or Lyft collision consultation with a member of our team. We look forward to helping you collect the money you deserve. We can even assist you in Spanish.