New York Lyft Accident Lawyers
Lyft revenue and usage statistics report that 12.5 million people used the rideshare app in Q4 2020. As Lyft usage increases, so does the number of rideshare car accidents. If your Lyft was involved in a vehicle collision, you may be eligible to collect compensation for your injuries and an experienced car accident lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP can help.
We are New York’s trusted Lyft accident attorneys, and we can help you pursue justice from liable parties. Don’t risk receiving a settlement that is lower than you deserve. Instead, schedule a free car accident case review and let us determine what legal actions you need to take next.
For a free legal consultation with a Lyft accidents lawyer in New York, call (646) 692-0204.
Should I Hire an Accident Lawyer After a Lyft Crash?
After an accident in a Lyft vehicle, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation. However, receiving a fair settlement for your losses is complex, and multiple parties may be at fault. Furthermore, any liable party may deny blame to prevent giving you the payout your injuries merit.
To ensure you receive a fair settlement for your Lyft accident injuries, review your claim with our car accident lawyers. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we provide free consultations to go over the details of your accident and evaluate your legal options.
Throughout the legal process, our personal injury attorneys will:
- Identify all liable parties and hold them accountable for your losses
- Consult with accident and medical experts to determine the full scope of your damages
- Defend you from liable parties who try to shift the blame
- Prepare and negotiate a fair settlement
- Stand up to insurance companies who attempt to deny you benefits
Once we are on your case, you can trust us to secure a settlement covering all of your Lyft accident injuries.
Common Causes of New York Lyft Accidents
Most Lyft accidents stem from careless or reckless actions. When drivers neglect their duty of care, they can be held liable for any damages that collision causes.
Some of the most common reasons for Lyft accidents in New York include:
- Driving while distracted
- Fatigued driving
- Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to yield to traffic or follow traffic signals
- Tailgating and aggressive driving
- Making unsafe lane changes
- Driving against traffic flows
- Driving too fast for the weather conditions
In addition to driver negligence, accidents can also stem from vehicle defects and unsafe road conditions due to city or manufacturer negligence.
Determining Liability in a Lyft Accident
Lyft drivers must operate their vehicles within a reasonable standard of care. When they fail to do so, they are guilty of negligence. If the negligence leads to a vehicle accident that causes you serious injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the Lyft driver.
However, your Lyft driver may not be the only party responsible for the accident. Other drivers, pedestrians, or third parties can also contribute to your collision, making them partially liable for your damages.
Therefore, after a Lyft collision, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against:
- The driver of another vehicle
- Pedestrians or bicyclists
- Truck drivers
- New York City transit companies and bus drivers
- Government agencies who failed to maintain safe road conditions
- Vehicle part manufacturers
Determining liability for a Lyft accident is difficult, but an experienced car accident attorney can help. The professionals at our law firm can investigate the details of your case and gather evidence to prove who contributed to your injuries.
Recovering Compensation in a Lyft Settlement
Similar to other types of motor vehicle accidents, you can pursue damages for any losses incurred from a Lyft collision. When you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek recovery from the driver, the driver’s insurance provider, or Lyft’s corporate insurance company.
Lyft drivers are independent contractors. To protect drivers and rideshare users, New York law requires all Lyft drivers to possess:
- Valid vehicle insurance in their Lyft Driver app
- Liability insurance
- For-hire insurance (FH-1)
Following an accident, you can pursue damages against the driver, some part of which their insurance company will be responsible for covering.
You may seek financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages due to missing work from your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage to personal belongings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact us online or call or text (646) 692-0204 and get started with a free consultation now. If we agree to accept your claim, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only recover a legal fee when you receive compensation.
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Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
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Pedestrian Injury $10.3 Million
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