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.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INJURED BY AN UBER VEHICLE IN NEW YORK CITY?
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 liab... 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 »
SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR TEENAGERS USING UBER
Uber is a popular smartphone app that allows users to get access to a ride share service at the touch of a button.It is much cheaper than a traditional taxi and, most of the time, a good option for people in need of an urgent ride. Although the company does not allow anyone below 18 years to have an... Read More »
SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT AN ACCIDENT WITH AN UBER DRIVER?
Uber or Lyft drivers could face the maximum financial risk in an accident. According to a survey conducted by SherpaShare, 1,022 rideshare drivers, 77% of the total percentage of drivers, have not purchased additional ridesharing insurance coverage beyond what is offered by Uber. Uber offers coverag... 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 »
UBER AND LYFT ACCIDENT INJURIES
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 less expensive than traditional taxis whic... Read More »
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UBER’S $1 MILLION INSURANCE POLICY
The number of people using Uber is increasing, and so is the number of Uber accidents. Injured victims of Uber accidents may be able to take advantage of the company’s $1 million insurance policy. However, the coverage is applicable only in specific situations. Here are some examples of circumstan... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »