Kingston Attorneys for Uber Ride-Sharing Accidents
Uber and Lyft provide a great alternative to hailing a taxi or finding public transportation when you need a ride. Uber and Lyft customers assume that the drivers who are working for the ride-hailing apps have been properly vetted and can provide a safe means of travel. But these drivers may not always provide the safe transportation that customers expect.
When Uber accidents happen, the innocent passengers who are injured often have a right to compensation, but getting this compensation isn’t always straightforward. Lyft and Uber drivers are governed by a different set of laws from those governing other New York drivers. It’s important to find a lawyer who understands this evolving area of the law and has the necessary experience in fighting for accident victims’ rights before filing a claim. At the Hudson Valley offices of Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, our Kingston car accident lawyers have the skill and legal acumen to get you the money you deserve after a Lyft accident or Uber accident. Contact us as soon as possible after a crash.
How can I get compensation if I’m injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft?
Many Kingston residents make regular use of Lyft and Uber to get around the Hudson Valley, but they may not have considered what would happen if their driver was involved in a crash while they were in the car. Fortunately, New York legislators have imposed insurance requirements on all drivers working for Uber and Lyft which kick in as soon as the driver logs in and becomes available to pick up a passenger.
Under new laws, once a Lyft or Uber driver logs in and can accept transportation requests, anyone involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft must be covered by an insurance policy that provides at least $50,000 per injured person and $100,000 per accident. Once a driver picks up a passenger, that passenger must be covered by a policy providing at least $1,000,000 in potential damages. Companies can choose to offer greater coverage, as well.
Uber or Lyft accident injuries can leave you in serious need of help
Even when coverage is available, large corporate insurers will do all they can to pay out as little as possible for a claim of damages. Victims of Uber and Lyft accidents may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of battling with insurance companies for the money they need after a crash. Fortunately, there’s help available. The Kingston Lyft and Uber accident lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have been representing car accident injury victims for generations. Let us handle your Uber accident claim on your behalf, using our decades of experience and legal knowledge to get you necessary funds for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us as soon as possible after a crash to begin the claim process.
Uber Accident Lawyers Serving Kingston, Marlboro and the Hudson Valley
For seasoned, effective, and professional legal help with a Hudson Valley Uber accident, contact the Kingston personal injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a free consultation at 845-331-4100, with additional offices in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.