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Babylon Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney

Skilled Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers in Babylon, NY

babylon uber and lyft accident attorneysRide-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are incredibly popular, particularly here in Babylon, where there is a thriving social and hospitality industry. If you have been injured in a collision involving a ride-share vehicle, then you may need the services of an established Babylon Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney to get the compensation you deserve.

Ride-Sharing Accidents in Babylon

Car accidents involving ride-sharing vehicles are all too common, unfortunately – these drivers are just as fallible as the rest of us and can often work for long hours or be driving in support of another primary full-time job.

This can lead to mistakes, and as with any vehicle accident, the injuries sustained can be very serious. Accessing the insurance funds to help you pay for your medical bills and other costs that you may have incurred in such an accident can be very complicated – which is why you need the assistance of a Babylon Uber accident attorney like the ones at Palermo Law.

We have been working on personal injury and road accident cases in Babylon and across Suffolk County for almost three decades, and we can ensure that you receive the maximum available compensation in as short a time frame as possible.

Who is Liable in a Babylon Uber & Lyft Accident?

The liability for your accident (the person, business, or insurance company responsible for paying your costs) is dependent on specific circumstances. These include:

If the driver was working, carrying you as fare-paying passenger, and at fault for the accident then the company (Uber or Lyft, for example) is liable for your bodily injury claim as well as your no-fault insurance claim for medical bills and lost wages.

If the Uber driver was not at fault for the accident and you are a passenger in that car, the other vehicle’s insurance will be liable for your bodily injury claim. The Uber vehicle’s insurance will only be responsible for providing no-fault coverage.

It is due to these complexities that it is important for you to contact experienced Uber or Lyft accident lawyers. We can determine who is at fault, identify the relevant insurance company or companies, and make your claim(s) for you.

What if I Was Working For Uber or Lyft and Injured in an Accident?

If you were working for Uber or Lyft at the time of your collision you are eligible for workers compensation benefits through that company’s workers compensation insurance. That insurance will pay for your lost wages and medical bills regardless of fault.

You may also be able to make a claim for compensation for your bodily injuries against the other party’s insurance if you are not at fault for the accident. Further, if that person’s insurance is insufficient to cover all of your damages, you may be able to obtain additional compensation through Uber or Lyft’s supplemental insurance policy. Since these types of claims can become very complicated, it is always a good idea to consult with a Babylon Uber accident lawyer.

Does No-Fault Insurance Apply to an Uber or Lyft Accident?

No-fault insurance does apply to these types of collisions. That means that if you were riding as a passenger, then you will be able to get medical and lost wage covered through the no-fault insurance included with the policy for the Uber or Lyft vehicle in which you were traveling.

The no-fault insurance regulations also state that if you were in another vehicle that was hit by a ride-share car, then it is the insurance for the vehicle that you were in that covers your no-fault bills.

Medical bills and lost wages up to a specific limit will be covered by the no-fault policy. That amount is always at least $50,000. However, it can be higher depending on the amount of insurance that was purchesed.

The best step that you can take after a crash involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle is to get in touch with Palermo Law. That is because these cases can rapidly become extremely complex, and without taking advantage of our experience and knowledge, you may make a mistake that could render your case not eligible for compensation.

If that happens, you may have to pay for all your medical costs and other financial losses out of pocket. When we take on your case, you know that we will do everything we can to make sure you get the compensation you are owed, including:

  • Collecting evidence and witness statements
  • Obtaining police and accident reports
  • Accessing surveillance footage
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Collecting your compensation
  • Litigating the case in court, where necessary

You focus on your recovery – let us take care of the rest.

Contact a Babylon Uber & Lyft Accident Attorney for a 100% Free Case Consultation

Everyone who calls us for help receives a free, no-obligation case consultation. We will take this time to understand the specific circumstances around your incident and what the next steps could be. If you decide to let us take your case forward, and we agree that there is compensation to pursue, then we will do so on a no-win, no-fee basis – meaning that from the day you step foot in our office to the finish of your case if we do not win compensation then you do not owe us a dime.

We offer consultations at any of our seven offices throughout Long Island and at your home, office, or hospital room if required. Our team can even meet you in the evening or at the weekend if necessary – just let us know when you reach out.