Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular in recent years.  With that we have a seen a considerable increase in motor vehicle accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers.  Cases involving rideshare drivers can be complicated because the company responsible for compensating you for your injuries will depend on the specific actions of the driver when the accident occurred.  For instance, the responsibility may shift from Uber, to the driver, or to their private insurance company depending on whether the driver was logged into their Uber app or had or had not accepted a ride request.

Depending on the insurance company responsible, and the extent of your injuries, you could be entitled to substantial compensation if you were injured due to the negligence of an Uber driver, or were even merely a passenger in an Uber vehicle that was involved in a collision due to someone else’s negligence.  Notably, Uber carries a one million dollar liability policy which can cover your injuries if the driver is available and carrying passengers at the time of the accident.

At Donnelly Stehn, our attorneys have significant experience representing individuals involved in ridesharing accidents and are committed to helping our clients get the maximum compensation possible for their injuries.  If you have been involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, contact our office immediately for a free consultation.  Our firm represents individuals across New York, including the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.