Ride Share Car Accidentspractice areas
Rideshare programs and apps are gaining popularity in cities like Rego Park around the country. While most people choose between Lyft and Uber, there are several other rideshare apps in Rego Park. Unfortunately, pursuing compensation from an at-fault driver, a large insurance corporation, or a multi-billion dollar rideshare company is rarely a simple task for anyone, including a rideshare driver.
If you’re on your way to pick up a rider or carrying one in your vehicle, Uber covers you with a $1 million policy—more than the personal policies that most Uber drivers or other motorists carry. Both Uber and Lyft have similar policies regarding liability while drivers are logged in to their apps and waiting on a passenger. They both cover limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence for injuries, and $25,000 for property damage. Proving fault can be tricky in a claim involving a rideshare driver—whether you were a passenger in the rideshare or you were hit by a rideshare driver. If a rideshare driver causes an accident involving your own vehicle, that driver and the rideshare company may be held liable. In these cases, your lawyer will pursue compensation from their insurer.
A rideshare car accident is still fundamentally a car accident. As a victim, you have all of the rights anyone would have in any accident, regardless of whether it involved a rideshare car. By seeking the help of an experienced Rego Park rideshare car crash lawyer as soon as possible after a crash, you can give yourself the best chance of securing that evidence and (potentially) benefiting from supplemental insurance coverage provided by the rideshare company to its driver.
When an Uber or Lyft driver injures their passengers or other motorists, you will have a personal injury claim against the driver and the ridesharing company itself after the accident happened. Were you or a family member injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle? If so, we encourage you to contact our Rego Park ride share accident office for a free consultation about your legal options for recovery. Our lawyers can provide you with legal advice on how to move your compensation case along involving an Uber or Lyft driver. Our law firm has decades of combined personal injury experience resolving complex cases in all types of practice areas for those injured via all phases of litigation and trial. When you call our professional personal injury law firm, please note that we will offer a free initial consultation. We will guide you through the difficult times towards a sense of stability and normalcy in your life. Your case will be handled with the expertise and compassion it deserves to ensure you recover full and fair compensation.