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Manhattan Uber & Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Rideshare Accidents in New York City: 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 revolutionized the way people travel in New York City, particularly in Manhattan. 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve, and we are not afraid to take on insurance companies that try to deny or minimize our clients’ claims.
What to do if you are in an Accident with a Rideshare Vehicle
If you are involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, you should call the police and report the accident. Make sure to get the name and contact information of the rideshare driver and any passengers, as well as the contact information of any witnesses.
If you are injured, seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t think your injuries are severe. Some injuries may not show up right away, and getting medical care can help you get the treatment you need and document your injuries for your case. If possible, take pictures and file a police report while on the scene, but only if this can be done safely.
Contact an attorney who has experience in handling rideshare accident cases, like Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. They can also help you negotiate with the rideshare company’s insurance company to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If You are in an Accident while Riding in a Rideshare Vehicle
If you are riding in a rideshare vehicle and are involved in an accident, there are also several things you should do to protect yourself and your legal rights. First, seek medical attention immediately if you are injured, even if you don’t think your injuries are severe. Again, some injuries may not show up right away, and getting medical attention can help you get the treatment you need and document your injuries for your case.
Report the accident to the rideshare company as soon as possible, and get the contact information of the rideshare driver and any other drivers involved in the accident. Also, get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Again, if possible and safe, take pictures at the accident scene – but always safety first!
Contact an attorney who has experience in handling rideshare accident cases, like Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. An attorney can help you understand your legal options and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. They can also help you negotiate with the rideshare company’s insurance company to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. That financial compensation can cover property damages, medical and therapy coverages, lost wages and quality of life coverage that most insurance providers will seek to minimize and ignore – remember, insurance coverage is risk management, and insurance companies are ultimately there to pay as little as possible, even in the face of your catastrophic injuries. But an experienced attorney at a reputable personal injury law firm can hold the liable parties at fault, and help represent you, to get you the maximum compensation allowed for your accident claim.
In Conclusion, rideshare accidents are a growing concern in New York City, especially in Manhattan, where ridesharing is popular. Uber drivers and Lyft operators are generally good drivers, but auto accidents do happen, and If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, it is essential to understand your legal options and find the right attorney to represent you in your personal injury claim.
At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we have the experience, expertise, and track record of success in handling rideshare accident cases in Manhattan and New York City. Our attorneys are known for their compassionate approach to working with clients and their commitment to getting the best possible outcome for their clients.
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys will review your case and help you understand your legal options. Working with us can give you the peace of mind you need to focus on your recovery while we handle the legal process. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ve got 600+ reviews at our various locations that are almost exclusively 5 stars! You can always remember that if you’re hurt in NYC, just “Ask for Sam” by calling 877-ASK4SAM or visiting here at ASK4SAM.net.