Uber And Lyft Rideshare

Brooklyn Uber and Lyft Rideshare Lawyer

Summoning a rideshare vehicle has become such a commonplace way of getting around these days that it is difficult to recall a time when they did not exist. However, some research indicates that rideshares have contributed to increased traffic fatalities and other serious injuries since their inception.

The research study The Cost of Convenience: Ridesharing and Traffic Fatalities, published by Becker Friedman Institute (BFI), discusses how ridesharing has contributed to an increase in car accident fatalities. If you or a family member was seriously injured, or if a family member was killed because of the negligence of a rideshare driver, our Brooklyn Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyers will fight to recover compensation for your injuries and other damages.


Contact the personal injury team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates by calling (646) 692-0204 to learn more about how we can get you the best possible outcome from your injury claim.


Understand How Your Rideshare Expenses Are Paid

When a private driver hits your car, you know to seek compensation from him or from his insurance provider. In an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident, you may not know if your compensation should come from the driver or from the rideshare company that employs them. Whether you were another driver, a passenger, bicyclist or a pedestrian, the good news is that recent changes in New York provide additional protections for those injured by rideshare drivers when they are in the course of working for such companies as Uber, Lyft and others.

Our legal team can identify the right party to pursue and seek the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. As we value your claim and pursue compensation for you, we keep you updated and informed throughout the process, which includes providing you with information on Uber and Lyft insurance coverage and how it impacts your claim’s value, as well as the amount of compensation you might be eligible to receive.

Understand the Value of Uber’s Insurance Coverage

Uber Insurance Coverage – Uber covers its available drivers who are on their way to pick up a passenger or who are actively transporting a passenger for up to:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injury
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision

Uber may ask its drivers to seek coverage and protection through their own insurance provider first.

Understand the Value of Lyft’s Insurance Coverage

Lyft Insurance Coverage – Lyft covers its available drivers who are on their way to pick up a passenger or who are actively transporting a passenger for up to:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injury
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision

Like Uber, Lyft may ask its drivers to seek coverage and protection through their own insurance provider first.

Verdicts & Settlements for Previous Injury Clients

Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. Recent client verdicts and settlements include:

  • $1 million awarded to an elderly office worker who was struck by a van
  • $1.3 million awarded to a teenager injured by a box truck moving in reverse
  • $1.5 million awarded to a home-care attendant who was struck by a van
  • $2.4 million awarded to a chef who was struck by a vehicle going in reverse
  • 6.3 million for a child who was a passenger in a van struck by an ambulance

We have been helping injury victims since 1988 and will fight for your rights to compensation. If you or a member of your family was seriously injured in a car accident, contact our case review team today.

A Brooklyn Uber and Lyft Rideshare Lawyer Will Fight for You

If you have suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, you may have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit to recover financial compensation. A Brooklyn Uber and Lyft rideshare lawyer from our team can prove the cause, cost, and financial impact of the rideshare accident that led to your injuries. Don’t delay. There are deadlines that limit your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. If you fail to file your claim for benefits or damages within the deadline, you may be prevented from recovering the money you deserve. Call us today. The 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 legal fee if you receive compensation.


Contact the legal team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates by calling (646) 692-0204 to learn more about how we can fight for you. 


What Dansker & Aspromonte Lawyers Can Do for You

In many instances, the difference between a strong claim and a weak one is dependent upon the quality and thoroughness of the investigation which is conducted by your lawyers. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates lawyers have been fighting for injury victims just like you since 1988. We understand that a careful investigation builds your case and preserves evidence while signaling to the at fault party that we are committed to you. A typical investigation may include the following actions:

  • Obtaining a copy of all police and incident reports
  • Interviewing all witnesses
  • Performing a site visit
  • Demanding all necessary documentation from the rideshare company
  • Securing all video footage of the incident, if available
  • Consulting an accident reconstruction expert
  • Gathering all hospital and medical records
  • Retaining medical experts
  • Evaluating lost wages and other economic losses
  • Preparing your case for trial before a jury

Call or text (646) 692-0204 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.


Define the Severity of Your Rideshare Accident Injuries

You are entitled to financial recovery from the rideshare company that employs the driver who caused your accident only if your injuries meet the serious injury threshold requirements under the New York No-Fault Law. That law defines a serious injury as an injury that results in:

  • Death
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of use of a body part or organ
  • Disfiguring scarring
  • Significant loss of use of a body part or organ
  • Permanent consequential limitation of a party part, organ or system
  • A non-permanent injury which prevents you from performing substantially all usual daily activities for 90 out of the next 180 days following the accident

Even if you think your injuries are not serious or included in the above list, call our lawyers to discuss your rights. Some injuries may seem minor at first but worsen over time. It is important that you speak to a lawyer immediately after your accident since there are actions you must take to protect your rights, secure evidence and build your claim. Our lawyers are standing by to help you. Until then, follow this simple advice:

  • Call the police
  • Request that a police report is completed
  • Gather the names and contact information of all witnesses
  • Request medical attention
  • Follow all medical instructions
  • Do not give any statements to representatives of the at fault party
  • Do not post on social media regarding the accident or your injuries
  • Take photographs of your visible injuries
  • Retain all receipts and medical records

For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare lawyer serving Brooklyn, call (646) 692-0204.


Focused on Your Recovery

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    • Car Accident $31 Million

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    • Sanitation Worker Truck Injury $21.5 Million

      This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.

    • Woman Struck By Truck $10.3 Million

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    • Smoke Inhalation $8 Million

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    • Head Injury $7.8 Million

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    • Serious Injuries $6.6 Million

      This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.

    • Serious Injuries $6.25 Million

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