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Uber & Lyft Accidents in New York

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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 personal injury 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 we 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.

Who Is Responsible?

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 cellphones to get where they need to go, which can be a distraction.

Uber or Lyft accidents 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.

Ready to Recover Your Entitled Compensation

Our Brooklyn car 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 and schedule a free consultation today.

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