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Who Is Liable for a Rideshare Accident in New York?

Hundreds of rideshare drivers are operating in New York daily, and those numbers are projected to grow. While ridesharing is great for those who don’t own a car, with the increase of their existence in traffic comes an increase in accidents involving rideshare drivers. 

Recovering fair compensation is complicated enough in standard car accidents, which can make the process of dealing with rideshare drivers incredibly frustrating. That’s where the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP comes in. Our attorneys take on your claim and fight to protect your rights and best interests, so you have one less thing to worry about and can focus on your recovery. Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today to increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation.

Who Is Liable if You Collide With a Rideshare Driver?

When there are car accidents, there is almost always someone at fault. Rideshare accidents are no different. Depending on who is responsible for the accident, the insurance coverage available, and what role you played in the accident, there are various options for securing damages. 

The Rideshare Driver Hit You

Whether you were a driver of another vehicle, pedestrian, or passenger in another vehicle, if the rideshare driver was online (logged into Uber or Lyft) or in the middle of a trip and is at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a claim against the insurance policy the rideshare company carries. 

You Were a Passenger in the Rideshare Vehicle

As a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, you may have the option of pursuing a claim against the driver’s insurance policy or the rideshare company’s policy. 

You Are the Rideshare Driver, and Someone Hit You

If you were on the clock (logged into the app and accepting rides) and injured in an accident, you may be able to pursue damages by filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance. However, rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft offer rider injury protection policies to assist with medical costs and short-term disability. These policies can also provide coverage for you if it’s determined you are to blame for the accident. 

Why You Should Call a Personal Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible

After an accident that results in serious injury, pursuing compensation may be one of the most important things you need to do. However, in rideshare accidents, many different parties are involved, which can complicate the process. Rideshare companies will also look out for their own profits, even if it means unfairly denying or undervaluing your claim. It’s important not to hesitate to contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible because:

  • You may be unsure of the accurate value of your claim, and insurance companies will decide for you. However, they rarely do the diligence of thoroughly examining your injuries and how they impact your life. 
  • More than one person may be responsible for the accident. As a result, multiple parties can be liable for damages. It’s necessary to carefully investigate the circumstances that led to the accident to understand who and how many parties are responsible.
  • Other parties will try to point the blame away from themselves, which leads to them pointing it at you. If the tactics are successful, it can hurt your ability to obtain fair compensation. 

An attorney is your advocate throughout the whole process. Their goal is to protect your best interest and secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Contact Our Experienced Rideshare Accident Attorneys Today

When it comes to obtaining compensation that can help you cope with the physical, mental, and financial damage caused by the accident, it’s important to work with an attorney you trust to aggressively fight for maximum compensation. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is determined to secure settlements and verdicts that center and address our client’s needs. 

Complete our contact form or call 516-358-6900 to schedule a consultation. You can also visit and subscribe to our Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP YouTube channel to learn more about the laws that may impact your rideshare accident claim.

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