If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle in Yonkers, our personal injury law firm can help you seek compensation from the rideshare company or their insurance provider. When a ride in an Uber or Lyft results in an accident, you might be entitled to receive payment for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We can help you identify the cause of the accident, prove the value of your injuries and their related expenses, and understand the rideshare company’s insurance coverage limits. When you are ready to get the compensation you deserve, our rideshare accident lawyers can help you build a solid case for financial recovery and negotiate a fair settlement. Put the power of our legal team behind your pursuit of compensation.
Getting Compensation After a Rideshare Accident
When you log into a rideshare app to request transportation, you expect a safe ride from your location to your destination. If you are injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle as a passenger, as the occupant of another involved vehicle, or as a pedestrian, you are entitled to compensation.
According to New York Insurance (ISC) §5102, the financial damages you can recover include:
- Accident-related medical care
- Accident-related financial losses
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Lasting physical impairments
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional angst
In the midst of physical recovery, it can be easy to accidentally omit collision-related expenses and losses you are entitled to recover. When our car accident attorneys help assess the value of your lawsuit, we take an objective look at your post-accident expenses and ensure we include every eligible recoverable damage in your lawsuit’s valuation.
Make Sure Time Is on Your Side
One of the most important things we do is remove the risks that come with an expired statute of limitations. The personal injury lawsuit statute of limitations in Yonkers is governed by New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. It generally limits you to three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.
After a car accident that results in injuries, it can be difficult to split your focus between recovering from your injuries or supporting a loved one through their recovery and taking an active role in your personal injury case. With our support, you can focus on recovery while we build a solid case for you.
Understand the Coverage Of Uber’s Insurance
When you rely on Uber’s insurance policy for compensation after an accident involving one of its drivers, your monetary recovery might be limited to their policy maximums. Accordingly, they offer the following coverage:
- If the driver is waiting for a request at the time of the accident and their private insurance does not cover your costs, Uber provides $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person or $100,000 per accident. They also provide $25,000 in property damage per accident.
- If a ride is in progress, Uber provides $1,000,000 in coverage, uninsured or underinsured bodily injury protection, and comprehensive and collision protection. It also provides vehicle replacement costs if your car is declared a total loss, which might involve a $1,000 deductible.
Our Yonkers personal injury lawyers can help you understand Uber’s coverage, communicate with requests for information from their insurance company, complete and submit claim forms, and provide evidence of your right to recovery.
Understand the Coverage of Lyft’s Insurance
If you are involved in an accident with a Lyft driver waiting for a ride request, they might be required to request coverage from their own insurer. If their request is denied, Lyft’s insurance policy might provide the following coverage:
- $50,000 per person in bodily injury protection
- $100,000 per accident for bodily injury protection
- $25,000 per accident for vehicle damage or loss
In addition to the coverage above, if a driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or is actively engaged in transporting a passenger, Lyft offers these protections:
- $1,000,000 in third–party liability coverage
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage
- Contingent comprehensive and collision coverage
If your car is declared a total loss, a deductible of $2,500 is assessed. We can help you decipher Lyft’s insurance policy and determine whether to seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy or from Lyft. We can also help you deal with insurance company claim forms and paperwork.
We Fight Hard for Injured Clients
Our rideshare accident lawyers treat each Uber or Lyft crash as unique. We never provide one-size-fits-all legal services. Instead, we listen to you with compassion and empathy and build a case based on your unique circumstances, financial picture, and desired outcome. Let us present your evidence to the insurance company to strengthen your case, including:
- Medical records
- Employment history
- Crash report
- Photos and videos
- Witness testimonials
We keep track of your expenses, gather your evidence into a comprehensive file, and present it to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We also negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive a favorable settlement or represent you in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
We Can Help if You Were Injured in a Rideshare Accident In Yonkers
Were you injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle and driver? Our team of Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyers is ready to help you build a car accident case that leads to financial compensation. When you are ready to fight for compensation, the personal injury attorneys at Morelli Law Firm are ready to fight with you.
If another driver’s recklessness or negligence caused the accident, you are entitled to monetary recovery. Get the compensation you deserve by calling (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation today.