New York City Lyft Accident Lawyers

Lyft transports New Yorkers across NYC and surrounding boroughs, providing over 180,000 rides per day. Most New Yorkers don’t own a car which makes rideshare companies, like Lyft, appealing because it’s one of the more affordable ways to travel around New York City.

An increase in Lyft drivers on the road also presents an increase in rideshare car accidents in New York City.  Lyft accidents can be complex, so it’s important to have an experienced lawyer who knows about Lyft insurance policies and New York State rideshare laws on your side. If you or a loved one have been injured in a New York City Lyft accident, call The Barnes Firm today. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of Lyft accident lawyers are ready to work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Lyft Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a Lyft accident, it is recommended to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate your accident. Insurance companies will often offer less than you deserve, or deny your claim entirely, after a Lyft accident. When you partner with The Barnes Firm, we will:

  • Evaluate your case for FREE and answer any questions you have following your accident
  • Investigate your accident and the circumstances surrounding it
  • Hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Prepare to take your case to trial, if necessary

Don’t accept the first offer from insurance after being injured in a Lyft accident. Instead, call The Barnes Firm and speak with one of our experienced New York City Lyft accident attorneys. Our attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have, offer sound legal advice, and help you get started filing your Lyft accident claim.

What Causes Lyft Accidents?

With over 1.4 million vehicles traveling the roads of New York City daily, car accidents, including rideshare vehicles, are more likely to happen due to increased congestion. Our team of Lyft accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have found some of the most common causes of Lyft accidents in New York City involve:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Road defects

No matter the cause of your accident, the New York City Lyft accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are equipped to handle your case. Our team has help thousands of New Yorkers get the best result possible for their personal injury claims. Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

Who is Responsible If I was Injured in a Lyft Accident?

After a Lyft accident, the most common first step to take is calling your insurance company, regardless of who was responsible for the crash. If your injuries exceed policy limits, or your claim is denied, under New York State Law anyone that contributed to your Lyft accident can potentially be held financially responsible for your injuries. This could include:

  • Lyft driver
  • Other motor vehicle drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • E-scooter or moped drivers
  • Taxi drivers
  • New York City Transit Authority

Since Lyft drivers are independent contractors, claims involving Lyft can be complicated. After a Lyft accident, call the Lyft accident lawyers that New York City trusts, The Barnes Firm. Our team of trusted attorneys have helped thousands of New Yorkers get the best result possible for their accident case.

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Obtaining Financial Compensation After a Lyft Accident

Lyft accident claims can be complicated, mostly due to the circumstances they can occur under and the insurance policies surrounding each circumstance.

If the Lyft App is Turned Off, the driver is not working. If you were involved in an accident with an off-duty Lyft driver, you would pursue damages through the driver’s personal insurance. You cannot use the Lyft insurance policy if the driver is not working

If the Lyft App is Turned On and the Driver is Searching for a Passenger, the driver is working, and a limited Lyft insurance policy is available in the event of a crash. With this limited policy you are eligible to receive:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury coverage for each person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury coverage for the entire accident
  • $25,000 in property damage coverage for the entire accident

These values are in addition to a driver’s personal insurance that may also be available to you.

If the Lyft App is Turned On and the Driver has Accepted a Passenger or Has a Passenger in the Car, you can receive the comprehensive Lyft insurance policy of $1 million in third-party liability. This also includes coverage if you are hit by an uninsured or unregistered motorist. These policy amounts are available when a driver’s personal insurance is not sufficient.

Common Lyft Accident Injuries

The severity of your injuries after a Lyft accident will depend upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. Our team of Lyft accident attorneys have helped thousands of accident victims who may have experienced one, or many, of the injuries listed below:

After a Lyft accident, medical bills can begin to pile up. Our team of skilled New York City Lyft accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm can help you recover compensation for more than just medical bills, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Call our team today at (800) 800-0000 to start your claim – it could be the best call you make.

What Compensation Can I Receive After a Lyft Accident?

Our New York City Lyft accident lawyers have the experience to help you recover the best result possible after a Lyft accident for the following losses:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain & suffering
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life

When you partner with The Barnes Firm, you can be assured we will do everything to help you get the best result possible for your Lyft accident claim.

How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

In New York City, and throughout New York State, you have three years from the date your accident occurred, or the date your injury was discovered, to file a personal injury claim. Not sure you have a case? Call The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation today at (800) 800-0000.

Lyft Accident Attorneys are Here to Help You

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, the team of New York City personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm have helped thousands of accident victims get the best result possible for their case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Lyft accident, call New York City’s trusted Lyft accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 – it could be the best call you make.

 

The team of experienced Lyft accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve clients throughout the New York City area including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding neighborhoods.

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New York, NY 10170

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