Uber Accident Lawyers for Uber and Lyft Accidents

Uber Accident Lawyer for People Injured by Uber and Lyft Drivers

If you were injured by an Uber or Lyft car in any of the following ways, New York’s Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers at 1-800-HURT-911® want to represent you to sue both the Uber or Lyft driver and the owner and driver of other cars that may also be involved in the accident:

  • Passenger injured by in Uber or Lyft car
  • Pedestrian injured by an Uber or Lyft car
  • Bicyclist injured by an Uber or Lyft car
  • Motorcyclist injured by an Uber or Lyft car
  • If you were a driver or passenger injured in another car

How Much Can I Get if I Am Injured by an Uber or Lyft Car?

Uber and Lyft cars have over $1 Million of insurance coverage for accidents to pay for injuries when the driver is logged into the app (see below how much insurance Uber and Lyft cars have).

You may be able to get even more money. New York’s Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers at HURT-911® have been very successful.

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Do I need an Uber Accident Lawyer for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

An Uber accident lawyer is the same as a car accident lawyer. If you were injured because of an Uber or Lyft Accident in New York, you need a car accident lawyer in New York.

Who Is Responsible or at Fault for an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Proving who is at fault for an Uber or Lyft accident is like proving who is at fault for any other car accident.

The biggest difference between an Uber or Lyft accident and other car accidents is that Uber and Lyft cars have as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

What if the Uber or Lyft Driver Didn’t Cause the Accident?

If your Uber or Lyft driver wasn’t at fault like when you’re hit in the rear it’s likely the car that caused your accident will not have enough insurance to pay for your injuries. But Uber and Lyft, have substantial uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage to pay you above what the other car has, so you will get the money you deserve.

Passenger Injured in Uber and Lyft Car

If you were injured while a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car, you can sue both the Uber or Lyft driver and the owner and driver of other cars that may also be involved in the accident.

You will have as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

Passengers also have up to $50,000 available to pay for medical treatment and lost wages.

Do I need an Uber accident lawyer if I was a passenger injured in an Uber accident? You should have an experienced car accident lawyer in New York.

Car Hit by an Uber or Lyft

If you had a car accident with an Uber or Lyft car, there is at least $100,000 insurance but there may be a lot more!

If the Uber or Lyft car was logged into the Uber or Lyft app on the driver’s phone and had a passenger, there is as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

We can easily find out what the status of the Uber or Lyft driver was at the time of the accident, even if the passenger leaves the accident scene.

You will also have up to $50,000 available to pay for your medical treatment, and lost wages.

What kind of lawyer do I need if I was injured in a car accident with Uber? You should have an experienced car accident lawyer in New York.

Motorcycle Hit by an Uber or Lyft

If you had a motorcycle accident with an Uber or Lyft car, there is at least $100,000 insurance but there may be a lot more!

If the Uber or Lyft car was logged into the Uber or Lyft app on the driver’s phone and had a passenger, there is as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

We can easily find out what the status of the Uber or Lyft driver was at the time of the accident, even if the passenger leaves the accident scene.

Motorcyclists are excluded by law from No-Fault insurance coverage, so you will not have money available from No-Fault to pay for your medical treatment and lost wages.

IMPORTANT: If you had a motorcycle accident with an Uber or Lyft car, do you need an Uber accident lawyer? No, you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in New York.

Bicyclist Injured When Hit by an Uber or Lyft

If you were riding a bicycle accident with an Uber or Lyft car, there is at least $100,000 insurance but there may be a lot more!

If the Uber or Lyft car was logged into the Uber or Lyft app on the driver’s phone and had a passenger, there is as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

We can easily find out what the status of the Uber or Lyft driver was at the time of the accident, even if the passenger leaves the accident scene.

You will also have up to $50,000 available to pay for your medical treatment, and lost wages.

What kind of lawyer do I need if I was injured in a bicycle accident with Uber? You should have an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in New York.

Pedestrian Injured When Hit by an Uber or Lyft

If you had a pedestrian accident with an Uber or Lyft car that hit you while you were walking in the street or on a sidewalk, there is at least $100,000 insurance but there may be a lot more!

If the Uber or Lyft car was logged into the Uber or Lyft app on the driver’s phone and had a passenger, there is as much as $1,250,000 or more of insurance coverage to pay you for pain and suffering.

We can easily find out what the status of the Uber or Lyft driver was at the time of the accident, even if the passenger leaves the accident scene.

You will also have up to $50,000 available to pay for your medical treatment, and lost wages.

What kind of lawyer do I need if I was injured in a pedestrian accident with Uber? You should have an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in New York.

How Much Insurance Do Uber or Lyft Drivers Have?

New York taxis are only insured for $100,000 but while working, Uber and Lyft drivers have far more insurance to pay you for your pain and suffering.

Uber and Lyft cars are ride-sharing companies, not taxis, and when logged into the Uber or Lyft app they are insured for a lot more money than a taxi.

If you had an Uber or Lyft accident, we know how to find all the insurance money. We may even be able to get you much more than the insurance limits listed below.

Uber Insurance Coverage Amounts

Uber insurance coverage when the Uber driver is logged into the app with a passenger:

  • up to $1,250,000 liability insurance from Uber plus $100,000 from the Uber driver’s policy.
  • up to $1.25 million of supplementary uninsured, if injured in a hit and run accident, the other car has no insurance or is stolen.
  • up to $1.25 million of supplementary underinsured motorist bodily injury insurance per covered accident if the other car doesn’t have enough insurance to pay for your injury.
  • No-fault coverage (e.g., Personal Injury Protection) $50,000 to pay for medical-related expenses. See No-fault FAQ.

Lyft Insurance Coverage Amounts

Lyft insurance coverage when the Lyft driver is logged into the app with a passenger:

  • up to $1,000,000 liability insurance from Lyft plus $100,000 from the Lyft driver’s policy.
  • up to $1.25 million of supplementary uninsured, if injured in a hit and run accident, the other car has no insurance or is stolen.
  • up to $1.25 million of supplementary underinsured motorist bodily injury insurance per covered accident if the other car doesn’t have enough insurance to pay for your injury.
  • No-fault coverage (e.g., Personal Injury Protection) $50,000 to pay for medical-related expenses. See No-fault FAQ.

What Happens if the Only Car Involved Is an Uber or Lyft?

If you are an Uber or Lyft passenger injured in an accident that doesn’t involve another car or no other car has insurance, you will have insurance coverage through Uber or Lyft to pay you for your pain and suffering.

Uber or Lyft insurance also provides you with no-fault coverage which pays your hospital and medical bills, lost wages, and other benefits. See No-fault FAQ.

Will Uber or Lyft Pay for Medical Expenses Including an MRI?

Yes. If you have been injured in an Uber accident or a Lyft accident or even injured while getting in or getting out of an Uber, or getting in or getting out of a Lyft, your medical expenses are covered by No-Fault insurance from Uber or Lyft.

Uber and Lyft have no-fault insurance that will pay for medical expenses including MRIs and related bills such as transportation to a doctor’s office. You can even take another Uber or Lyft to the doctor! See No-fault FAQ.

Important: You have only 30 days to file a no-fault application to get your medical bills paid. Call an Uber accident lawyer in New York right now for a free consultation.

Just call the 1-800-HURT-911® Personal Injury Dream Team right now 7 days/nights for a free consultation with no obligation at 1-800-HURT-911 >> 1-800-487-8911

Uber and Lyft Safety Tips by New York’s Uber Accident Lawyers

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Before Getting in an Uber or Lyft

Check the Car and Driver

  1. Check that the make, model, and license plate of the car matches the info on your app.
  2. Check that the driver’s photo matches the photo on your app.

Always Ask “What’s my name and where am I going?”

Someone posing as an Uber or Lyft driver won’t know your name. Only the real Uber or Lyft driver will know your name and your destination.

The parents of Samantha Josephson started the #WhatsMyName Foundation in honor of their daughter. Their mission is to educate the world on ride-share safety.

Check the Child Safety Lock

Before getting in an Uber or Lyft car, check the child safety lock for the car’s passenger door to make sure it’s not on!

If it’s on, you won’t be able to open the door to get out. You can be kidnapped and sexually assaulted or killed if you can’t open the door.

If the child safety lock is on, don’t get in because the driver must have bad intentions. Notify Uber or Lyft immediately.

See the image above to see how to check the child safety lock to make sure it’s not on.

Put on The Seatbelt

Even though you’re sitting in the back seat, it’s still dangerous. Federal crash statistics show passengers in the rear are three times more likely to die if they aren’t wearing a seat belt.

If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, even if you were not wearing a seatbelt, call the HURT-911® Uber accident lawyers in New York right now 7 days/nights for a free consultation with no obligation at 
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Use Trip-Sharing

Both Lyft and Uber have in-app trip sharing features that allow you to share live updates on your trip with friends. Just hit “Share trip status” in Uber or “Share route” in Lyft.

But this will only help in the event something bad happens to you (Samantha Josephson’s boyfriend was tracking her phone during her fatal ride.) If you feel uncomfortable, get out or call 911.

Make sure your phone’s location-sharing is turned on. If you call 911, the police won’t know where you are unless location-sharing is on. Both apps now have an in-app panic button to call 911.

Let the Driver Know the Trip Is Being Tracked

The driver will be less likely to commit a crime when they know someone knows where you are. Make a call and tell someone that you’re on the way in an Uber or Lyft and say, “I’m just calling to let you know I’m in an Uber and I sent you the trip so you’ll know when I’ll get there.”

If they don’t answer or don’t want to call anyone, make believe you are.

Trust Your Instinct

If something seems “off” or “weird” about your driver, don’t get in. If you already did, get out wherever you see people or traffic. Never threaten your driver that you will call the police. Threats can only worsen the situation. Just get out or call 911 if you feel the need to threaten.

Never Make a Deal With Uber or Lyft Drivers

Never make a side deal with an Uber or Lyft driver to save money by logging out of the app. If you do that, you lose all the benefits of Uber and Lyft including safety features.

Benefits when the driver is logged in on the app:

  • Uber and Lyft use GPS to follow the movement of your car. Uber and Lyft will have recorded information showing where the car was at all times including what movements the car made and when. This is valuable information if there is an accident or if you go missing.
  • Uber and Lyft provide substantial insurance coverage.

When the driver is not logged in on the app:

  • Uber and Lyft do not know where you are.
  • Uber and Lyft do not know what movements the car makes.
  • You do not get insurance from Uber or Lyft and the driver’s personal insurance can also disclaim coverage, leaving you with no insurance coverage,

Watch Traffic When Getting In And Out Of The Car

Wait until the car is out of traffic before you attempt to get in. When you get out, exit away from traffic, and make sure not to open the door in front of bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, or pedestrians. If you open the door into oncoming traffic and cause an accident, it is called dooring.

If you were injured when opening the door on an Uber car you may be able to be compensated for your injuries, even if you were at fault.

Don’t forget, if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, call the HURT-911® Uber accident lawyers in New York.

What Should I Do if I Was Assaulted by an Uber Driver?

If you were either physically or sexually assaulted by an Uber or Lyft driver, you are not limited by the $1,250,000 liability insurance policy. There basically is no limit. Call the HURT-911® Uber accident lawyers in New York for a free consultation.

Just call the 1-800-HURT-911® Personal Injury Dream Team right now 7 days/nights for a free consultation with no obligation at 1-800-HURT-911 >> 1-800-487-8911

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Mr. Franckel is a personal injury lawyer, since 1989. He is a Founding Partner of 1-800-HURT-911® New York and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has a 10 Top Avvo Rating, Avvo Client’s Choice Award with all 5-star reviews, Avvo Top Contributor Award, and Multi-Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Award. See Mr. Franckel’s bio.

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