Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney in Manhattan
Over the last several years, ride-sharing options, such as Uber and Lyft, have skyrocketed in popularity for transportation in New York City. Most city residents do not own cars themselves, so they rely heavily on Uber and Lyft to get us from place to place safely. When passengers are injured in accidents that involve ride-sharing vehicles, they are often unsure of what to do because the situation is different than a regular car accident. If you have been seriously injured in an accident while using a ride-sharing service, it is important to consider your legal options. Swerling Law is here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Rideshare Accidents
There are a variety of accidents that can involve Ubers and Lyfts, beyond the obvious accident as a passenger. Another common type of accident that you may be involved in is as a pedestrian that has been hit by a rideshare service car. Another type of accident that you may be injured in is as a driver or passenger in another car that was caused by an Uber or Lyft. Regardless of the type of accident you are involved in with an Uber or Lyft, it is essential that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swerling Law who can effectively represent your interests.
After an Accident
If you are involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft, it is important that you begin collecting evidence immediately granted that you are physically able to do so. Be sure to obtain contact information for any witnesses who saw the accident, take photos of the scene, and screenshot the information of your driver provided by the Uber or Lyft app. Finally, report the accident to law enforcement so it can be officially documented. Another important thing to note is that you should not post on social media after your accident regarding the circumstances, your injuries, or any activities you may be doing that can hurt your case. This is because the insurance companies involved will almost certainly be monitoring your profiles to ensure that you are not lying about the extent of your injuries to try and get a settlement you don’t need. Typically, you will be required to file a claim with the insurance company of the rideshare service, not the rideshare service itself. As with all accident cases, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and guide you accordingly.
Contact a New York City Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney
Have you sustained serious injuries in an accident with Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service? If so, Swerling Law is here to help. We are proud to represent clients from Manhattan and throughout New York City after they have been seriously injured in an accident. If you need an experienced attorney, you can count on us. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a free consultation.