Uber and Lyft are two of the top ride-sharing services that are starting to dominate in major New York cities. Unlike a Taxi, the drivers for these companies are independent contractors and drive their own vehicles.


With Uber or Lyft, some safety concerns arise when driving with a stranger. According to Who’s Driving You?, there have been 43 fatal car accidents, 15 reported kidnappings, 82 reports of assault, and 339 sexual assault and harassment incidents in Uber and Lyft drivers since 2013. There have also been 91 reports of fake Uber of Lyft drivers, often ending in misconduct.

With ride sharing companies hiring drivers as independent contractors, there is also a major concern that the drivers and passengers may not be protected in the event they are injured in a car accident. Uber has a three-part $1 million insurance plan. That plan is based on the status of the driver when the accident occurred and could also cover pedestrians and motorists.


Every situation will differ. If you or someone you love was recently in an accident involving a ride-sharing company, talking to one of our Uber/Lyft accident lawyers to find out if you have a case. We have helped thousands and know that when there are serious injuries that immediate action needs to be taken. We are here to help you and we know how severe injuries can be. Our accident injury attorneys are ready 24 hours a day. Call William Mattar Law Offices at (844) 444-4444, or fill out a free initial consultation form.