Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft provide an alternative to taxi cabs or driving your own vehicle. As an alternative form of transportation, you trust the driver to get you to your destination safely.
If you suffered serious injuries because a rideshare driver was negligent, our Staten Island Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyers can help you recover fair and just compensation for each and every type of damage you suffered including your physical injuries and economic losses. Hiring a member of our team allows you to focus on your own recovery while we fight for you.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for a free case evaluation now: (212) 732-2929 to learn how we can use our decades of experience to protect your legal rights.
Rideshare Accident Injuries and Liability
The law concerning accidents involving Uber and Lyft are constantly changing nationwide as States grapple with this growing rideshare industry. Currently, New York law requires that rideshare drivers obtain additional liability insurance beyond what is required of traditional taxi and for-hire vehicles.
As independent contractors, rideshare drivers must still drive in a safe manner. Navigating your way through complex insurance policies is not something you want to do when severely injured. Medical procedures, appointments, and more leave you little time and energy for taking on a challenging legal case.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our injury lawyers understand how to read policies and apply liability to those responsible for your harm. We work with you to determine what happened and by learning your version of events.
We then apply our newfound knowledge to the police reports, accident scene photos, and eyewitness statements. It is this combination of information that helps us identify those liable for your damages.
Examples of Possible Negligence
Background checks have long served as a talking point for those who question rideshare safety. From continuous background checks by Lyft to yearly ones by Uber, both companies face scrutiny for not doing more to keep passengers safe.
In addition to criminal convictions for assaults and other crimes, some drivers with traffic convictions slip through the cracks. A rideshare driver with no criminal or traffic convictions may still take dangerous chances behind the wheel, including:
- Driving while distracted by scenery or devices
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving aggressively by speeding or cutting other drivers off in traffic
- Driving while tired due to a lack of rest or an undiagnosed sleep disorder
A catastrophic injury such as a brain or spinal cord injury can result in significant life challenges for you and your family. From specialized medical care to home modifications and more, the changes are generally expensive yet necessary.
If you endured injuries in a rideshare accident, a Staten Island Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyer could represent you with a personal injury claim and lawsuit. We only collect our fee if we win your case. Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates now for a free case evaluation without delay at (212) 732-2929.
Insurance Company Settlement
You may not understand that accepting a settlement offer prohibits you from legal action later. If you experience complications from your injuries, you may not have the funds necessary for the medical treatment you need.
A lawyer from our team can manage negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. Dansker & Aspromonte has provided legal services for accident victims since 1988. The injuries you suffered due to negligence are unfair, and we want to help you. We fight for the best possible outcome for our clients.
Pain and Suffering and Other Potentially Recoverable Damages
The pain and suffering that resulted due to your accident may continue throughout your lifetime. The physical injuries and emotional pain of your accident demand justice.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates typically pursue such compensation as your medical costs and loss of income. We know that an insurance company’s initial settlement offer may not be enough to cover your future financial needs.
Fighting for what our clients both need and deserve is what we do. If you or a loved one suffered debilitating injuries in a rideshare accident, let us help you.
Get Help from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
A rideshare accident changes your life in multiple ways. Physical and emotional changes are challenging enough—the financial stress of these changes adds to your anxiety.
A Staten Island Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyer can build your case based upon the evidence, and if required, they can take your case to trial.
No matter your reason for using Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare service, your accident injuries were most likely preventable. If a driver failed to use care while working as an independent contractor, hold them accountable by pursuing legal action.
Concentrating on your health is vital immediately following a rideshare accident. The injuries you suffered may require surgeries, further tests, and extensive rehabilitation. Some injuries, like that of the spinal cord, may require home modifications and more.
The life changes brought about by a careless rideshare driver come with physical, emotional, and financial costs. The personal injury lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are on your side from start to finish of your civil case.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. To learn if your rideshare accident and resulting injuries qualify you for a personal injury claim and a lawsuit, contact us for a free case evaluation now at (212) 732-2929.