New York City Lyft Accident Lawyer

Back in 2012, Lyft revolutionized the way we traverse the world with a groundbreaking app. Less than a decade later, the entire landscape of inner-city travel has improved for the better. Although Lyft may help you get around a bit faster, the ridesharing service still has similar perils to that of cars, trains, and buses.

Every time you call a Lyft in New York City, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Although you are not behind the wheel, you will put your life in the hands of someone foreign to you every time you set foot in a Lyft. As a result, it is important to be aware that the possibility of an accident is always present.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a New York City Lyft accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for losses like medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. At Shulman & Hill, our New York City Lyft accident lawyers specialize in helping injured passengers and drivers after a rideshare accident. If you need assistance with filing a claim or any other aspect of a Lyft accident case, contact our car accident attorneys for a free legal consultation as soon as you can.

What to Do After a New York City Lyft Accident

If you are ever involved in a New York City Lyft accident, there is a very good chance you will be left with injuries that require some form of medical treatment. There is also a good chance you have not prepared to pay for unexpected medical bills for such treatment.

In some instances, your losses may not be strictly financial in nature. If your injuries prevent you from participating in activities you once enjoyed, you could also be entitled to pain and suffering. Your injuries might even prevent you from fulfilling your role as a spouse or parent.

In severe cases, injuries may even limit your ability to work. Depending on your line of work, you might find yourself unable to earn a paycheck until you have fully recovered.

Essential Information About New York City Lyft Accident Cases

Ridesharing services have made getting around New York City easier than ever. The convenience of these services comes at a price. Experts have found that ridesharing services have contributed to an increase in traffic accidents in recent years.

Ridesharing services have simply put more cars on the road. In theory, more traffic often equates to an increased likelihood of an accident occurring. This is particularly true in an area like New York that was crowded long before the invention of ridesharing apps.

What Causes a New York City Lyft Accident?

New York City Lyft accidents can occur for a number of reasons. They include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Sleep-deprived driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Hazardous weather conditions
  • Vehicle defects and/or lack of proper vehicle maintenance
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way

Paying for unexpected bills is difficult for most people. Regardless of what causes your particular Lyft accident, you may sustain injuries that could drain your bank account.

Even if you do not see the specific cause of your accident on the list above, you should strongly consider reaching out to a New York City Lyft accident attorney like Shulman & Hill. We can help you identify the cause of your accident and contact the police, witnesses, and other parties involved if you have trouble remembering.

Seeking Compensation After a New York City Lyft Accident

Initially, representing yourself in a New York City Lyft accident case seems like it might be a great way to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. Unfortunately, the opposite is often the case.

Lyft is still a relatively new form of transportation. Unlike cab drivers, Lyft drivers work from their personal vehicles. As a result, it can be difficult to differentiate between a Lyft accident or a regular car accident. If you were in a car accident with a Lyft driver who did not have a passenger in the vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation through a limited policy.

Due to their extensive knowledge of the law, a personal injury lawyer in New York City can increase your chances of receiving compensation. In fact, select law firms work on a contingency-based model. When working on contingency, lawyers will assess your case for free. If they decide to take it, you will only be charged if they can secure a settlement.

Investigating the Accident

The process of seeking compensation usually starts by filing a claim against Lyft. However, depending on a wide array of factors, the amount of compensation you receive may not be enough to cover all of your losses.

If a third party’s negligence comes into play, you may want to consider filing an additional claim against them. For instance, if the particular vehicle involved should have been recalled due to break issues and was not, the blame would likely fall on the auto manufacturer themselves.

Estimating Your Claim

Every case is different. Various factors contribute to the overall value of your claim. Just because you were unaware of how to account for your losses, you do not want to pursue less than you are entitled to. Our New York City Lyft accident attorneys can thoroughly review the significant details of your accident to accurately determine how to move forward.


Like many other businesses, an insurance company’s goal is often to protect its bottom line. A company responsible for compensating you after a New York City Lyft accident may strive to pay out as little as possible.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a New York City law firm that specializes in personal injury claims. We know just how damaging Lyft accidents can be and work tirelessly to help our clients. In fact, we have an impressive track record when it comes to securing compensation for accident victims. Our team of attorneys operate on a contingency-based model and can review your case for free. Contact Shulman & Hill for a free case consultation today.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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