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Get Help with Uber/Lyft Accidents in New York

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Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare platforms in the United States. According to Forbes, Uber provides rides to 75 million people monthly, including many in New York State.

However, Uber and Lyft drivers sometimes are involved in accidents and the damages to riders can be devastating. Incidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles appear to be on the rise and, unfortunately, can turn deadly. Recently in Long Island, Suffolk County prosecutors charged an Uber driver with manslaughter, following the death of his 15-year-old passenger.

If you have been injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle and have sustained injuries, you may be wondering if you can take legal action. The attorneys at Bragoli & Associates will help you better understand the complicated legal process, advocate on your behalf, and provide experienced legal advice.

Uber and Lyft require their drivers to have personal car insurance that meets or exceeds state minimums for liability coverage, even though the driver’s personal policy probably will not provide coverage when they are driving for Uber/Lyft. Most personal (non-commercial) car insurance policies exclude coverage when the policyholder is driving for hire. So, what happens when an Uber/Lyft driver causes an accident?

Both Uber and Lyft provide liability coverage for their drivers, and the companies have adopted very similar policies, with coverage that varies depending on when the accident occurs:

  • when the driver is not logged into the Uber/Lyft app, Uber/Lyft provides no coverage
  • when the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request, Uber/Lyft provides liability coverage for any accident that is the fault of the driver, up to $50,000 per person injured in an accident, and $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 property damage liability.
  • when the driver has accepted a trip/ride, Uber/Lyft provides liability coverage in the amount of $1 million.

Regardless of the type of Uber or Lyft accident, our team of legal professionals can help by ensuring you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve. Serving all five boroughs and Long Island, the experienced legal team at Bragoli & Associates is here to help with your Uber/Lyft case.

Proven Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys

It is easy to receive a free case consultation by calling 631-423-7755 or adding information about the rideshare accident to the contact form on the right. Our knowledgeable team will contact you (often within 1 hour) and provide you with the help you deserve.

Uber and Lyft may be newer companies, but the team at Bragoli & Associates are highly experienced Uber and Lyft personal injury attorneys in New York. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, Bragoli & Associates can assist you in obtaining the maximum compensation for your Uber/Lyft case.

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