Ridesharing is a convenient and affordable way to travel for many. But ridesharing contract drivers are increasingly being involved in motor vehicle accidents due to their fault or the malfunction of their vehicles. If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have decades of experience fighting for injury victims just like you. Our lawyers will help you recover the substantial compensation you deserve from Bronx Uber and Lyft rideshare drivers.
By calling Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929, you can get a free case evaluation and find out about your rights.
Ridesharing Has Its Drawbacks
A 2019 study found that car accident fatalities have increased by 3 percent—that is, by 987 deaths—per year in addition to thousands of additional serious injuries, One factor identified in this increase found that ridesharing puts more cars on the road and more hours on rideshare drivers’ personal vehicles.
Rideshare accidents can have the same consequences as any other car accident. Your vehicle may have been damaged or even destroyed. You may have sustained injuries that will affect your career and health for the rest of your life. You may have even lost a loved one because of the accident.
Whether you were in the rideshare vehicle or were hit by one, our rideshare liability lawyers are here for you. Don’t delay, however. There are deadlines that require the filing of your claim for benefits and financial compensation by a certain date. If you fail to file your claims within that deadline, you may be forever barred from receiving the benefits and money you deserve. Contact us today so that we can begin a careful investigation of your accident, secure evidence, and build a strong claim for you while you can focus on your own recovery. Call the team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.
Who to Sue and What to Sue For
Depending upon the unique facts and circumstances of your rideshare accident case, a number of different parties may be held responsible. Generally, the following parties could be held responsible for your accident:
The Other Driver
The driver of the car you were in, another driver, or both may be at fault in your case. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents include careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, driving while fatigued, and vehicle malfunction.
Uber, Lyft, or Other Rideshare Organization
In order to operate a vehicle under the Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare program, New York Law requires that these organizations provide generous insurance coverage in the event of an accident while in the process of performing a service call. Additionally, separate claims against these organizations can also be considered in the event that a driver has a history of poor or dangerous driving but is nonetheless permitted to operate motor vehicles under these programs.
A Car Parts Manufacturer
A faulty auto part can make a car more difficult to maneuver when something goes wrong. The company that allowed a dangerous, defective part to go on the market may be liable for injuries stemming from that product’s malfunction.
A Trucking Company
If the vehicle you collided with was a commercial vehicle, the company is required by law to maintain their vehicles, per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Failing to do so puts other drivers at risk of injury—and the company themselves at risk of a lawsuit.
We Will Fight to Recover Money for All of Your Damages
If another party or parties is found to have acted negligently causing you serious injuries, the law permits you to demand fair and just compensation for each and every type of damage you sustained as a result. Damages are typically separated into 2 categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are designed to compensate you for all actual and anticipated financial losses due to the accident including:
- Medical costs: You are entitled to claim all unreimbursed hospital and medical bills or out of pocket payments resulting from your injuries
- Future medical costs: If the evidence supports that you will require continuing medical or hospital care for such things as rehabilitation, medication, medical equipment, and medical visits.
- Lost income: If you are unable to work or return to work with diminished compensation because of your injuries.
- Future lost income: If your injuries will continue to prevent you from earning your usual income or diminish your pension or union benefits.
- Other out-of-pocket expenses:: You are entitled to be reimbursed for any past or future anticipated expense as a result of your injuries if supported by the evidence.
You are also entitled to demand fair and just compensation for non-economic damages. Very often non-economic damages make up the most substantial component of your overall claim for monetary compensation. While this type of compensation cannot restore your health, it can make your life easier and hold negligent parties accountable for paying damages for:
- Pain and suffering: For all physical and emotional pain caused by your serious injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life: For all injuries that result in a sufferer’s inability to resume the usual activities that gave them pleasure
- Future pain and suffering: If the injuries are proven permanent in nature and will continue to cause pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of services and consortium: If your injuries have irrevocably altered your ability to perform certain services around the home and diminish your conjugal relationship with your spouse
Call Dansker Aspromonte & Associates at (212) 732-2929 so that we can explain your rights and fight for the substantial financial compensation you deserve. Our consultation is free and if we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a fee when you obtain compensation.
Other Ways We Can Help You
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has an established track record advocating for injury victims just like you since 1988. When you retain us to work for you, we will use our experience and dedication to carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident so that we can build the strongest case for the most compensation. Not all personal injury attorneys are the same, however. Call us today. Until then, be sure to receive timely medical attention, do not give any statements to representatives of the at-fault driver, and do not post on social media.
We Prepare Every Case for Trial Before a Jury
While most motor vehicle accident cases are resolved by a settlement before trial, the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates prepare every case for trial before a jury. By doing this, we signal to the other party that if they do not resolve the case for a sum that is fair and reasonable to us, we will let a jury decide the case. When the other side sees this willingness to proceed to trial, they know that we are prepared and this helps us fight for the best recovery for you.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our Bronx Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyers are here to work for you. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to learn more at (212) 732-2929.