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Long Island Rideshare Accident

Transportation network companies, also known as rideshare companies, have revolutionized New York’s transportation industry. It used to be that New York residents and visitors chose between subway, taxicab, or bus when they needed a lift. Then rideshares came along and added a low cost and convenient alternative to public transportation. Through company apps, rideshares match passengers with drivers to take them to their destination. The process is generally smooth, except when accidents happen.

Recovering compensation for rideshare accident injuries and damages has proven to be difficult in many cases. Rideshare accidents are different than regular car accidents. Insurance companies for the driver and rideshare company often point fingers at each other and deny coverage for those who suffered injuries and damages in the accident. If you were injured in a rideshare accident, contact an attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. to discuss your claim.

Our Attorneys

  • Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to pursue rideshare accident claims. They know rideshare law, and they will fight for full compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • We value our clients and care about their wellbeing. Communication is important to our attorneys, and we will make sure that you are kept informed throughout the legal process. Our attorneys will also be available to answer your questions and address any concerns about your case.
  • We know that the aftermath of a car accident can be financially stressful for injury victims and their families. Our attorneys will not collect attorneys’ fees until they have helped you secure your financial recovery.
  • Our goal is to see that all of our clients achieve maximum compensation in their cases. To place a financial value on your claim, we will look at the totality of your losses. Losses may include property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Compensation For Rideshare Accidents

Recovering compensation can be difficult in rideshare accidents. Rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors, which means that they are not classified as Lyft employees or Uber employees. This classification often allows rideshare companies to escape liability for their drivers’ accidents. Details, such as whether or not the driver was logged into the app or if the driver had accepted a ride at the time of the accident, become very important. These facts can help determine whose insurance policy was in effect when the accident happened.

How We Can Help

We will thoroughly investigate your claim and gather evidence to help prove liability and damages. We will collect cell phone records to disclose relevant facts and information to determine the rideshare driver’s work status at the time of the accident. We will also handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

Whether you were a rideshare driver, rideshare passenger, or an occupant of another vehicle involved in a rideshare accident, liability and insurance coverage matters are complicated. Often injury victims are left without compensation, while insurance companies argue over fault and technicalities that affect their responsibility and coverage.

Contact a rideshare accident attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. for a free case evaluation. Rideshare laws are complex and negotiating with multiple insurance companies can be ineffective without a skilled attorney advocating for your rights. You deserve compensation for your losses, and we can help.