Ride-Share Accidents in New York
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Ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft are a convenient and inexpensive way for New Yorkers to reach their destinations. But like any other mode of transportation, accidents happen when you least expect them to. Ride-share drivers are expected to operate their vehicles safely, but a simple act of carelessness could change things for the worse. Additionally, the negligence of other motorists can't always be predicted.
Ride-share accidents can be complicated, as they usually involve more than two parties. Our law firm will investigate and gather the facts needed to build a strong case. With decades of experience, the attorneys at Giampa Law know how to handle some of the most complex cases. We'll aggressively pursue your case and uncover the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation with us today.
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New York law requires ride-share companies to effectively screen their contractors. Drivers must pass a criminal background check, possess a clean driving record, and enroll in the Department of Motor Vehicle's License Event Notification System, which tracks and reports tickets, suspensions and revocations. State law also requires that ride-share companies provide vehicle liability insurance for $1.25 million when a driver has a passenger.
If you were injured in a ride-share accident, it's important that you seek medical attention immediately. Waiting to do so could hurt your chances of receiving full compensation. If the ride-share driver was at fault, you can file a claim against the driver and the ride-share company. If the accident involved another at-fault motorist, both you and the ride-share driver can file a claim against the negligent driver and their insurance company. While accidents involving ride-share companies can be confusing, you can trust the attorneys at Giampa Law to handle it.
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Ride-share companies are supposed to accept responsibility if a passenger is injured in an accident. The driver is not considered an employee, but works as a contractor. For that reason, when the driver is between fares, the company won't take any responsibility for the his or her actions. In many cases, you may have to file a claim against the driver's insurance company.
As with any auto accident, the insurance company will go to great lengths to reduce their own costs. But an experienced auto accident attorney at Giampa Law will get to the bottom of it. We'll find out who is responsible and we'll hold them accountable. Contact our Bronx office today and find out how we can help you.