Filing a claim after a New York City Lyft crash

by William Mattar | November 29th, 2018

Drivers, passengers, motorcyclists and pedestrians suffering physical injuries in a NYC vehicle accident may qualify to receive compensation of up to $50,000 through New York’s no-fault law. However, no-fault does not cover pain and suffering. Accident victims wishing to file a claim for pain and suffering have to file separate bodily injury claims.

But what if you were involved in an accident while using Lyft? Can you file a claim after a NYC Lyft crash?

Ridesharing Legislature Recently Passed in New York

A new state bill regarding Lyft and Uber accidents makes it mandatory for ridesharing companies to provide insurance for passengers, drivers and other third parties involved in a crash.

Users of Uber and Lyft should also be aware that these companies may be held responsible for compensating accident victims if an at-fault driver failed to obtain insurance coverage.

Pedestrians and Lyft Crashes

Pedestrians struck by rideshare drivers should consult with an accident attorney serving NYC to determine whether they have to file a claim against Lyft or Uber or with a driver’s personal insurance agency.

If you were involved in a New York City Lyft crash and suffered serious physical injuries, contact William Mattar immediately after the accident to begin the process of obtaining adequate compensation. New York state laws regarding ridesharing accidents differ from other accidents. Many ridesharing accident victims fail to receive compensation because they do not understand these new laws.

If a negligent Lyft driver caused you to be hospitalized and out of work due to severe injuries, schedule a free, initial consultation with William Mattar today. Our experienced car accident lawyers will determine what your next course of action should be.