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Uber, Lyft & Rideshare Accidents

If you are injured in a Uber accident, you need an attorney who knows the law and will hold liable parties accountable for their wrongdoing. You should never have to pay for someone else’s mistake or negligence. Our lawyers will fight to get you the maximum compensation available under New York law.

Unlike other law firms, you will always be put through directly to an experienced Brooklyn Uber accident lawyer. We offer free legal advice with no obligation to retain our services. As our client, you will never pay any fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Contact our office to talk to an attorney at (718) 233-3913.

Uber and other app-based rideshare companies have taken over in New York and throughout the United States. Millions of people utilize these fast and convenient modes of transportation. The sudden increase in demand has left many regulators to wonder how safe these rides are, and if the companies are doing enough to protect drivers and passengers from harm.

Uber Accident Statistics

According to Uber’s US Safety Report:

  • There are approximately 4 million Uber trips in the United States every day. 
  • There were nearly 100 fatal Uber crashes reported on the app, 90% of which occurred in urban areas.
  • An estimated 30% of fatal Uber crashes involved a pedestrian.
  • As noted by The Washington Post, the Safety Report does disclose that the company received 3,000 sexual assault complaints from drivers and passengers, including 235 rapes in a single year. 
  • Over the course of 2017 and 2018, there were 6,000 sexual assault incidents reported to the company.

These statistics are staggering and call for the companies to continue to address these safety issues. These numbers are also likely underestimating the actual number of accidents involving Uber drivers since it is only reporting those that involved the Uber app. Investigators believe that there could be thousands of accidents that are not included in these numbers, as published by the San Francisco Public Press.

While Uber and other rideshare companies have continued to emphasize that their drivers are safe, it is important to note that drivers can have "severe violations" and not be disqualified from driving for the company. A driver can have up to three minor violations (non-fatal crashes, traffic-light violations, speeding, and moving violations) in the past three years and still be eligible. Furthermore, drivers can have a DUI or drug-related driving violation on their record or other "severe violations" as long as they were not in the past 7 years.

Receiving Compensation After a Rideshare Accident

If you were injured in an Uber accident, you deserve compensation. Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you might still be entitled to recovery. Holding all liable parties accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing can be difficult. You should never try to pursue a legal claim without the help of an experienced attorney.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we offer free legal advice. There are never any consultation fees or out-of-pocket fees to retain our services. We only get paid if we win. In rideshare accident cases, there may be more than one person that can be held responsible, and there could be multiple insurance policies. It is crucial to file a claim against any policies that the driver has in order to get the largest settlement available in your case.

Call our office to speak with an attorney about your legal options after a rideshare accident: (718) 233-3913.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents

There may be one or more contributing factors that are responsible for your injuries. In many cases, Uber and rideshare accidents are preventable caused by driver negligence. In New York, pedestrians are at high risk for injury because of a motor vehicle operator failing to simply look behind them before backing up or being distracted by a cell phone. According to the New York State Department of Health, motor vehicle traffic accidents kill an average of 312 pedestrians each year. Additionally, they are responsible for sending pedestrians to over 12,500 emergency department visits annually.

Many accidents are entirely avoidable, caused by:

  • Driver inattention
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

When you call our office, we will walk you through the legal process and help you understand your rights after an accident. We work fast to get you the money you need quickly. If you are out of work or unable to pay your medical bills, we can help get you the compensation you need to get back on track.

Hiring an Attorney After an Accident

If you are injured in an Uber accident, it can be confusing to know where to turn. For the past 30 years, our attorneys have helped injury victims recover millions after an accident. You deserve an attorney who will fight to get you the most extensive recovery in your case. In many cases, auto accidents can leave a person unable to work or obtain gainful employment.

When your injuries are catastrophic, you need to act fast to get the money you need to get back on your feet. Talk to an attorney at Ajlouny Injury Law today by calling (718) 233-3913. All consultations are free and completely confidential.

Uber Accident FAQs

How long do I have to file a claim after an Uber accident?

Under New York law, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim for personal injury or property damage. In the case of wrongful death, you must bring an action for damages within two years of the decedent's death.

Who regulates rideshare companies in New York?

The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), regulates the city's Medallion (Yellow) taxi cabs, for-hire vehicles, commuter vans, and paratransit vehicles. High Volume For-Hire services such as Uber drivers and other app-based rideshare companies must follow specific rules put forward by the commission. Recently, the TLC implanted new driver pay rules and caps on new licenses issued to for-hire vehicles. 

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

Our attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fees unless we win. We are paid through an agreed-upon portion of the recovery in your case, whether it is a settlement negotiated out of court or a verdict rendered through trial. All fees are transparent and agreed to before retaining our services.

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