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Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Rideshare Accidents in New York

Ridesharing has become a popular way to commute and avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol. However, what happens when a rideshare driver is involved in a collision? Who is held responsible if you were to sustain an injury? While this is still a relatively new type of car accident claim, our Brooklyn rideshare accident lawyer at Belushin Law Firm, P.C., has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate through the complexities of the state legal system.

Our team offers award-winning representation to individuals who have been injured at the hands of another person or entity's negligence. When you come to our firm, you can trust that our Uber accident attorneys are well-equipped to handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on what's important - taking care of yourself and your family.

Call Belushin Law Firm, P.C. today at (888) 918-9890 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Brooklyn Uber & Lyft accident lawyers.

Who Is Held Responsible in a Rideshare Accident?

As long as you have a driver’s license, personal auto insurance, a working vehicle, and meet other requirements, potentially anyone can become an Uber or Lyft driver. Many of these people lack the proper training and experience to transport clients. They also rely on navigation devices or their cell phones to get where they need to go, which can be a distraction.

Uber or Lyft accident claims are different compared to a normal car accident claim. For example, Uber considers their drivers as independent contractors as opposed to employees, which gives them the opportunity to deny injury claims, specifically when the driver switches his Uber app “off.” However, when the app is on, and the driver is available, Uber’s contingent liability coverage and the driver’s personal insurance may be accessed. Lyft possesses similar insurance policies, depending if the driver is actively working or not.

Common Injuries in Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare accidents can lead to a range of injuries, some of which may have long-term impacts on your health and quality of life. Common injuries include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: Sudden jolts from a collision often cause whiplash, resulting in neck pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
  • Head and Brain Injuries: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can happen, even in minor accidents, potentially leading to cognitive impairment, memory loss, and other serious issues.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures are common in car accidents, including broken ribs, arms, legs, and facial bones, which may necessitate surgeries and prolonged recovery periods.
  • Internal Injuries: The force of a crash can cause internal bleeding and damage to organs, which might not be instantly noticeable but can be life-threatening.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Broken glass, metal, and other debris can cause deep cuts and lacerations, sometimes leading to permanent scarring or disfigurement.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, accident victims often experience emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD, which can be just as debilitating as physical injuries.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in an Uber & Lyft Accident Claim?

Victims of Uber and Lyft accidents could be qualified to various types of compensation, depending on the specifics of the case. Potential damages include:

  • Medical Expenses: This encompasses all costs related to medical care following the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, and future medical needs related to the injury.
  • Lost Wages: If the accident has caused you to miss work, you could recover compensation for lost earnings. This also includes loss of earning capacity if the injuries impact your capability to work in the future.
  • Pain and Suffering: Victims can be compensated for their physical pain and emotional suffering from the accident. This is often determined by the severity of the injuries and the long-term effect on your life.
  • Property Damage: If personal property, like a vehicle, was damaged in the accident, you could recover the costs for repair or replacement.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs: Many injuries often require ongoing treatment, including physical therapy, counseling, and other forms of rehabilitation, all of which can be claimed as damages.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances where the rideshare driver’s behavior was particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages could be granted to punish the wrongdoer and prevent similar behavior in the future.

Contact Our Brooklyn Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer Today

Our Brooklyn rideshare accident lawyer offers relentless and personalized legal solutions for all of our clients. With over a decade of experience, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Do not hesitate to receive the legal assistance necessary to fully recover from your injuries.

Contact Belushin Law Firm at (888) 918-9890 and schedule a free consultation today with our Uber & Lyft accident attorney in Brooklyn.

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