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Dedicated Bronx Car Accident Attorneys Help Victims of Ride-Sharing Accidents in New York
Ride-share apps such as Lyft and Uber can feel like a godsend if you’re stuck in a far-flung area of New York City late at night after buses or trains have stopped running regularly, and taxis are nowhere to be seen. These low-cost cars for hire also provide an excellent alternative to driving if you need to get around and plan to have a drink or two.
Seasoned and dedicated legal help after an Uber accident
Like any vehicle on New York’s chaotic roadways, Uber and Lyft vehicles are vulnerable to being involved in a serious car accident, injuring either their passengers, pedestrians, or the occupants of other vehicles. When these accidents occur and result in you or your loved one becoming a victim, you need to know that the costs of your injuries and any time spent off work recovering will be covered. After a ride-share accident in the Bronx, Manhattan, or throughout New York City, contact the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at the Kohn Law Firm for a consultation on your case.
Insurance coverage may not be enough
Both Uber and Lyft offer insurance coverage that will pay for victims of accidents that occur while a ride-share driver has a paying passenger or is en route to pick up a passenger. During this phase of a drive, the driver will have $1 million in coverage. For those injured in a crash involving an Uber driver, this coverage is automatic, meaning that the driver’s personal insurance won’t come into play. If, however, the driver is working for Lyft at the time of the accident, then the claim will first need to go through the driver’s personal policy. If that insurer declines to cover the accident, or the coverage isn’t sufficient, then any remaining coverage will come from Lyft’s $1 million policy.
When accidents occur after a ride-share driver has turned on the app, but before they have accepted a fare or picked up a passenger, then a much smaller amount of insurance will cover any injuries resulting from a crash. Injured pedestrians or other drivers may not receive all they’re owed in damages in the event of a crash when this lower coverage applies.
Even when insurance coverage is present, claims need evidentiary support and representation
No matter what sort of coverage applies, accident victims in New York must be prepared to prove their claims in court. If insurance companies push back on the amount of a claim, or argue that they shouldn’t be obligated to pay based on the circumstances surrounding a crash, you need experienced legal help to fight back and obtain the damages you deserve. At the Kohn Law Firm, we’ve been helping accident victims get the financial assistance to which they’re entitled for decades, and we can present a strong, evidence-backed claim to an insurance carrier on your behalf after an Uber or Lyft crash in the Bronx. Contact us for a no-cost consultation on your claims.