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Patchogue Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers

Skilled Lyft and Uber Accident Attorneys in Patchogue, NY

patchogue ride-share accident lawyerHave you been injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, Lyft, or another ride-sharing service? You may need to use the services of an experienced Patchogue Uber accident lawyer to ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries and other losses.

Ride-Sharing Accidents in Patchogue

Ride-sharing services have soared in popularity over the last few years, and that trend is not slowing down. Uber and Lyft, in particular, are very successful in Patchogue and the surrounding areas – whether it is a quick trip to the store, a night out with friends, or another short journey, our residents are turning to these services for their driving needs.

Unfortunately, just like with any other vehicle on the road, the drivers are not perfect. Lapses in concentration, mechanical issues, and other road users all present very real dangers, and accidents happen.

At Palermo Law, we can help you to deal with the aftermath of such an accident. We have been focused on personal injury cases for almost three decades, and we know exactly what it takes to present your case in the strongest possible terms – ensuring that you get the maximum payout you are due with a minimum of hassle.

Who Is to Blame in an Accident Involving an Uber or Lyft Driver?

This can be a complicated situation. The responsibility (and therefore the liability) for a crash involving an Uber or Lyft driver can change depending on the situation. For example:

  1. If the driver was on the clock and carrying a passenger, the company insurance will likely be responsible.
  2. If the driver was on the clock but not carrying a passenger, then the company insurance will still be involved.
  3. If the driver was not on the clock, then it will be his or her personal vehicle insurance that pays for the injuries.

If the accident was caused by another road user or a poorly maintained road (for example) then the responsibility will lie elsewhere. It is this complexity that makes it absolutely crucial for you to take advantage of the services of a Patchogue Lyft accident lawyer – we can quickly and accurately determine the party or parties who are to blame for your injuries and damages and pursue them for compensation.

Is No-Fault Insurance Available in a Patchogue Uber or Lyft Accident?

Yes – New York State is one of twelve states that requires no-fault insurance to be included in policies. This means that if you are involved in a collision (either as a driver or a passenger) then you will be entitled to receive medical payments and lost wages through the no-fault insurance associated with the vehicle that you were in at the time of the crash.

In the event that you were driving a vehicle and an Uber or Lyft driver hit you, then it will be the insurance for your vehicle (not the Uber or Lyft vehicle) that covers your no-fault payments.

No-fault insurance will cover your medical bills and lost wages up to a predetermined figure. In most cases, that amount is $50,000. But often ride sharing no fault insurance covers more than that amount.

Why Hire Palermo Law for Your Patchogue Ride-Sharing Accident Case?

The best thing you can do if you have been injured in a crash involving a ride-sharing driver is to contact a dedicated accident lawyer. These cases can be incredibly complicated, and there are important deadlines that must be met to be eligible for any payment.

At Palermo Law, we have a team of Patchogue Uber accident lawyers who are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your particular situation. We will handle the process from beginning to end – including collecting evidence, police reports, and witness statements, negotiating a settlement, taking the case to court (if necessary), and collecting your money. That means you can take the time to focus on your recovery, knowing that your case is in the hands of passionate, diligent, and skilled lawyers.

Contact a Patchogue Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyers for a Free, No-Obligation Case Consultation

We start every one of our clients off with a free, no-obligation consultation. This is the perfect opportunity for us to learn more about your case, as well as for you to learn how we work. If the consultation goes well, we will take your case on a no-win, no-fee basis – meaning that if for some reason we fail to win you any compensation, you do not have to pay us a single penny for any part of our services.

You can call us to arrange your consultation or drop into one of our seven offices located across Suffolk County and Nassau County including our Patchogue office located at 86 Route 112. If you cannot make it to us, we will be happy to meet you at your home, workplace, or even in the hospital. Appointments on weekends and in the evenings are also available upon request.