Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer

As of June 2017, New York law allows Uber and Lyft to operate statewide. Prior to this date, the rideshare companies could operate in NYC but not in Long Island or Upstate New York. With rideshare now legal throughout the state, ridership will increase – as will related car accidents. While Uber and Lyft present attractive alternatives to traditional cabs in NYC, their lax hiring practices leave some questioning their safety. Those involved in rideshare accidents wonder who will pay for damages. The lawyers at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. can help.

Understanding Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare crashes are different from typical car accidents in New York. They also differ from taxi accidents. They involve companies that hire independent contractors as drivers instead of hiring them as employees. Ridesharing also uses the driver’s personal vehicle, not a fleet car that the company maintains. Understanding your rights as an injured passenger after an Uber or Lyft crash can require help from an attorney, especially in the face of constantly changing NY rideshare laws. Here is some general information about rideshare accident claims:

The unique elements of a rideshare case make it important to retain an attorney after a crash. Dealing with Uber or Lyft’s insurance companies can be a headache and lead to inadequate compensation. A lawyer can help you maximize compensation as a driver, passenger, or third party such as a pedestrian. No matter your role in the accident, talk to an attorney about your legal opportunities. Visit us online to request a free initial consultation.