Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys in NYC
Uber and Lyft are two of the biggest ridesharing companies in the United States. These are incredibly popular transportation options for people in New York City and the surrounding areas, as many residents do not own cars themselves. We rely on Uber and Lyft to get us from place to place safely, just as any other taxi service would, but at a cheaper price. One issue that has come to be in the recent years of the ridesharing phenomenon is regarding what happens after being involved in an accident as a passenger. If you have been seriously injured in an accident while using a ridesharing service, it is important to consider your legal options. The attorneys at the Law Office of Laurence C. Tarowsky have 30 years of experience representing accident victims throughout New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding areas. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Rideshare Accidents
Accidents involving rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can take many forms. Of course, the first obvious type of accident is one in which a person is riding as a passenger in the Uber/Lyft and becomes injured in an accident. The second type of accident that you may find yourself involved in is as a pedestrian that has been hit by a rideshare service car. Third, you may be injured as a driver or passenger in another car that was caused by an Uber or Lyft. No matter what type of rideshare accident you have been involved in, it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can effectively represent your interests.
After an Accident
After an accident occurs involving yourself and a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, it is important that you begin collecting evidence as soon as possible if you are physically able to do so. It is important to obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident, take photos of the accident scene, make sure you screenshot the information of your driver, and report the incident to law enforcement so they can officially document the accident. Be sure that you do not post on social media after your accident regarding the circumstances, your injuries, or any activities you may be doing that can hurt your case. Typically, you will be required to file a claim with the insurance company of the rideshare service, not the rideshare service itself. Of course, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and guide you accordingly.
Contact a NYC Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney
Have you been seriously injured in an accident with Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service? If so, the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is here to help. For over 30 years, our firm has proudly represented clients across New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been seriously injured in an accident. If you need an experienced attorney, you can count on us. Contact the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky today to schedule a free consultation.