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Rideshare Accidents in Long Island, NYC: Understanding Your Legal Options and Finding the Right Attorney

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we understand that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become an essential part of transportation in Long Island, particularly in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. While these services provide a convenient and affordable way to get around, the rise of ridesharing has also led to an increase in accidents involving these services. If you have been involved in a rideshare accident in Long Island or anywhere in New York City, we are here to help you understand your legal options and find the right attorney to represent you.

Rideshare Accidents in Long Island and New York City

Ride-hail accidents can happen for various reasons, including driver negligence, reckless driving, distracted driving, and vehicle malfunctions. According to data from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, there were over 10,000 crashes involving for-hire vehicles in New York City in 2019, with 522 resulting in serious injuries and 10 fatalities. These accidents can involve not only the rideshare driver and passenger but also other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Accident victims and their families need help putting the pieces back together.

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident in Long Island or anywhere in New York City, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering – including emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. However, getting the compensation you deserve can be challenging, especially if you try to navigate the legal system on your own.

Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Rideshare Accident Case

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., our Uber & Lyft Rideshare accident attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in handling rideshare companies and insurance companies in the context of motor vehicle accident personal injury cases, especially those involving rideshare independent contractors – for that’s what the operators of each of these vehicles are. We understand the complexities of these cases and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get the compensation they deserve.

Some of the factors to consider when choosing an attorney for your rideshare accident case include their experience, reputation, and track record of success. You want an attorney who has handled similar cases and has a proven track record of success in getting their clients the compensation they deserve.

Why Work with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos’s Personal Injury Attorneys?

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we have over 40 years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits & cases, including rideshare accidents. We have won over a billion dollars for our clients in settlements and judgments, including some record-setting awards. Our six locations in New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as in Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties, make it easy for clients to meet with our attorneys and receive personalized attention throughout the legal process.

Our attorneys are known for their compassionate approach to working with clients. We understand that a rideshare accident can be a traumatic experience and that our clients need support and guidance throughout the legal process. We take the time to listen to our clients, answer their questions, and keep them informed about the progress of their case.

In addition, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge any fees unless we win your case. This ensures that our clients can focus on their recovery and not worry about the financial burden of hiring an attorney.

Our attorneys are also well-versed in dealing with insurance companies, which can be challenging to navigate for those who are not experienced in personal injury law. Insurance companies are often focused on protecting their bottom line and may try to offer low settlements or deny claims altogether. Our experienced attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies and will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, it is important to act quickly and seek legal help as soon as possible. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. Waiting too long to take legal action could result in you losing your right to compensation.

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation possible. We will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf and will be by your side every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your rideshare accident case.

In conclusion, if you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident in New York City, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand the complexities of rideshare accidents and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and let us help you on your road to recovery. Remember, if you’re hurt in NYC, just “Ask for Sam” by calling 877-ASK4SAM or visiting us at ASK4SAM.net.


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