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What Should I Do After an Uber/Lyft Accident in New York?

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If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft, you may want to consider pursuing legal action to recover damages for the injuries you sustained. Uber/Lyft has liability coverage, so continue reading to learn more and contact our skilled New York personal injury attorneys. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage for car accidents in New York?

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured in a car accident while you were riding in an Uber/Lyft. It is essential to recognize that Uber/Lyft has liability coverage which includes the following:

  • Period 0: In the event that the driver was not signed into the rideshare app at the time of the accident, Uber or Lyft does not give coverage, because the accident did not happen on their account.
  • Period 1: This coverage will be put in place if the driver is logged in to the app but has not yet accepted a ride, the company will provide liability coverage for an accident that is the driver’s fault. In this circumstance, Uber or Lyft will provide up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 in total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
  • Period 2: In this case, the Uber/Lyft driver has accepted a trip and is going to pick up a passenger when the accident occurred. Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage will then increase to $1 million.
  • Period 3: Here, a passenger is in the Uber/Lyft car at the time of the accident and was hurt, the liability coverage will go up to $1 million, with additional limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car and uninsured motorists’ coverage.

If you were injured in an Uber/Lyft, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. To learn more about Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage, our skilled New York attorneys can provide you with the information you need. Our legal team is here for you.

How long do I have to file a claim in New York?

Car accidents are serious. If you were hurt in one while in a Lyft or Uber, you may want to pursue legal action. It is important to keep in mind that there is a three-year statute of limitations in New York. This means that you will need to act fast and ensure that you file your Uber/Lyft accident claim on time.

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