Drivers for Uber and Lyft are not employees of the companies that they drive for. They are independent contractors, also called third-party contractors, and as such, it may be very difficult to sue these companies if a rideshare driver is involved in a vehicle accident. These companies can deny liability for collisions involving their drivers because they are not technically employees. If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft-related accident, the best course of action is to call an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney, like the ones at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY, who understands the legalities involved in helping you get compensated for your injuries.
Drivers who are carrying passengers are covered by a $1 million dollar liability coverage policy and a $1 million dollar underinsured or uninsured coverage policy. However, if you were not a passenger or the driver was off-duty, you may have difficulty making a claim under Uber’s insurance policy and would instead make a claim against the driver’s personal vehicle insurance company. Ridesharing companies are a relatively new phenomenon and are being used more and more around the world. They are convenient, cost-effective and fast. However, the law has not had a lot of time to catch up with their popularity and as their popularity has grown, so have the lawsuits involving ridesharing accidents.
Uber Accident-Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY
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Uber/Lyft Accident Injuries
How Can Jacoby & Meyers Help Victims?Uber and Lyft have become popular modes of transportation for many people across the world. People often choose to take Uber or Lyft rides when their car is in the repair shop or because it may be generally more convenient. Lyft and Uber rides are generally l... Read More »
What You Can Do If Uber Denies Responsibility for Your Accident
After pressing the Uber icon on your smartphone and entering your information, you can usually relax and wait for the driver to pick you up. But, you are essentially accepting a ride from a complete stranger. Although Uber has stated that they conduct background checks and vehicle screenings, the fa... Read More »
What should I do if I am injured as a passenger in an Uber accident?
When you are injured as a passenger in an Uber accident, you should:Call the police and report the accident.Seek medical attention even if your injuries are minor. Getting a medical evaluation will rule out any internal injuries and legally protect yourself if injuries manifest later.Take photograph... Read More »
Uber Accidents- Different Insurance Available
you have been injured in an Uber accident, determining which policy will provide primary coverage is one of the most important steps in your personal injury assessment. There are three different types of insurance coverage applicable after an Uber accident. Here is a brief description of each of the... Read More »
Who Is Responsible If You're Injured in an Uber Accident?
With ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft and others, it is now easier to get a ride. Just a few taps on your smartphone and you can receive door-to-door service. For the most part, these services are as safe as taxis or driving yourself. But if you are injured in an accident with an Uber driver or... Read More »
Does using Uber decrease your risk of car accidents?
No, Uber drivers are susceptible to car accidents just like other drivers. However, in terms of DUI reduction, opting for Uber rides can decrease the risk of accidents. There is an increased number of people using Uber cars instead of getting behind the wheel after they have had a few drinks.For mor... Read More »
WHO PAYS FOR DAMAGES AFTER UBER PASSENGER ACCIDENTS?
has insurance coverage for passengers who are hurt in Uber accidents.
The insurance policy includes underinsured and uninsured motorist
coverage. However, this policy only applies to a passenger who was
riding in the Uber car at the time of the crash. Passengers in the
other vehicle who we... Read More »
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL TAXI AND UBER ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Traditional taxis are highly regulated by the government. There are no such regulations that apply to Uber. With no local or state regulations in place, an Uber accident can have unfortunate consequences. With traditional taxi drivers, there are well-established laws about liability in the case of a... Read More »
PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES FOR UBER AND LYFT ACCIDENT VICTIMS
Since Uber and Lyft were introduced, ridesharing has become an inexpensive and popular means of transportation for people around the world. Along with their growing popularity, the Uber and Lyft companies have often been in the media spotlight, making both good news and bad news headlines. While the... Read More »
In The Event Of An Uber Accident
What is Uber?Uber is a convenient and inexpensive ride sharing service that is an alternative to traditional taxi cabs. The Uber smartphone app allows users to call a driver to their location to be picked up and transported to their desired destination. Uber is popular because it provides an easy wa... Read More »
Common Causes of Uber Accidents
Uber has become a popular means of transportation for many people around the world. With its growing popularity, accidents will happen. Many factors, such as reckless driving, exhaustion and drunk driving, can cause Uber accidents. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of Uber car acciden... Read More »
ARE YOU PROTECTED AS A PASSENGER IN AN UBER OR LYFT ACCIDENT?
App-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have made the experience of getting a ride to your destination convenient, easy and affordable. More and more people are using these services nationwide and around the world. As a passenger in these popular rideshare services, it is very important th... Read More »
STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN UBER ACCIDENT
As in all vehicle accidents, the first thing to do if you suffer serious injuries in an accident is to call for medical assistance immediately. If you are able, take photographs of the accident scene, any injuries, or property damage. Remember to get all the pertinent information from everyone invol... Read More »
Personal Injury Compensation for Uber and Lyft Accident Victims
Since Uber and Lyft were introduced, ridesharing has become an
inexpensive and popular means of transportation for people around the
world. Along with their growing popularity, the Uber and Lyft companies
have often been in the media spotlight, making both good news and bad
news headlines. W... Read More »