New York City Uber Accident Lawyer

Every year, busy New Yorkers are injured in auto accidents involving rideshare services like Uber. If you were involved in one of these crashes as a passenger, driver, or pedestrian, our experienced New York City Uber accident lawyers can help you recover compensation. Contact Shulman & Hill to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services have become a ubiquitous part of urban living in New York City. Rideshare services offer an affordable alternative to the city’s classic yellow cabs. However, if your Uber is involved in an accident, you may find yourself paying much more than you bargained for.

If you were injured in an Uber ride accident, you may be unsure who is responsible: the driver, a third party, or Uber itself. Our New York City Uber accident lawyers at Shulman & Hill can evaluate your case, evaluate the governing law, and help you pursue compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. 

How a New York City Uber Accident Lawyer From Shulman & Hill Can Help You

Shulman & Hill’s winning team handles all aspects of your case, from administrative tasks to tough negotiations with insurance companies. We’ll compile the evidence that justifies your claim, correspond with adjusters, and coordinate with your medical providers. Many insurers strive to pay out as little as they can justify. Our experienced attorneys will appropriately value your case and go to bat on your behalf. We’ll work tirelessly to defend your rights.
Since our founding in 2013, Shulman & Hill has recovered more than $500 million in compensation for victims of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, work injuries, motorcycle crashes, and truck collisions. We helped a 51-year-old Uber driver obtain a $1.1 million settlement after a commercial vehicle rear-ended him. Shulman & Hill’s lawyers also secured a $1.35 million settlement for a client involved in a head-on crash.

Our New York City Uber accident attorneys are led by knowledgeable legal professionals. Chief among these is founding partner Alex Shulman. Named one of New York’s Super Lawyers—an honor held by just five percent of the state’s attorneys—and The National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40, Alex brings a wealth of experience to our team. We succeed because we put clients first. With a multilingual staff and over a decade of experience, the personal injury attorneys at Shulman & Hill are equipped to take on your case, no matter its complexity.

Who Is Liable After an NYC Uber Accident?

New York’s laws divide liability between all responsible parties. Under these guidelines, you can seek compensation from everyone who contributed to your NYC Uber accident. Potentially liable parties include:

  • The rideshare driver
  • Other motorists
  • Pedestrians, cyclists, and other non-motorists

Uber has attempted to avoid liability for accidents by changing their user agreements, and by classifying their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. However, the courts have not always agreed with these arguments. A qualified New York City accident lawyer can help you build your case against all parties liable for your injuries. 

Does Uber Insure Drivers In New York?

As a Transportation Network Company under New York law, Uber must provide minimum levels of insurance. In compliance with this law, the company provides insurance in New York City, depending on the driver’s status at the time of an accident. In addition, drivers must have their own commercial insurance policies with certain coverage limits.

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Available Compensation in New York City Uber Accident Cases

The compensation available in a rideshare accident claim varies based on the extent and severity of your injuries, and the extent of available insurance coverage. In most cases, you are entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

If you do not accurately assess your claim’s full and fair value, you may leave money on the table. Our New York City Uber accident lawyers at Shulman & Hill have the skills and expertise to give you the best chance of getting the maximum recovery.

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate you for direct costs related to the crash, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Assistive services
  • Lost or diminished earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Estimated costs for future treatment

Non-Economic Damages

In New York, you can also seek recovery for non-economic damages: quality-of-life changes caused by your accident. Shulman & Hill helps clients sue for:

  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

Uber Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

If your rideshare driver crashes, you may suffer injuries ranging from minor scratches to catastrophic, life-altering conditions. Our NYC Uber accident lawyers recommend seeking medical clearance after any crash. Don’t just assume you’re safe to walk away—you might have internal damage requiring immediate treatment.

At Shulman & Hill, our Uber accident clients have sustained many injuries, including the following:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage

Sometimes these injuries are not immediately apparent at the scene of the accident. In addition to physical injuries, Uber accidents cause psychological damage and financial loss. Emotional trauma, temporary or permanent disability, and an inability to return to your previous lifestyle may qualify you for compensation. 

What Are Common Causes of Uber Accidents in New York City?

Uber’s U.S. Safety Report provides a total number of motor vehicle fatalities. No non-fatal accident data is listed. From 2019 to 2020, 101 fatalities occurred in Uber-related crashes. These incidents resulted from a variety of factors, such as the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to obey traffic signage or laws, such as failure to yield
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating, speeding, driving the wrong way, or cutting off other motorists
  • Distracted driving— driving while talking, texting, or eating
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Vehicle malfunctions and poor maintenance
  • Severe weather and dangerous road conditions

The company attributes most of these issues to third-party drivers, not their contractors. Specifically, they assert that 100 percent of alcohol-impaired crashes and 91 percent of speeding-related fatalities were the responsibility of other motorists. Regardless of who caused your accident, a qualified New York Uber accident lawyer can help you prove the necessary elements and collect the compensation you deserve.

How Long Do I Have To File an Uber Accident Claim?

In New York, rideshare crashes are subject to the same laws as other car accidents. Under the statute of limitations, you must file a personal injury claim within three years of the incident date. In addition, no-fault claims must be submitted to insurers within 30 days of the accident. Our legal professionals are happy to handle all of this on your behalf. Contact your NYC Uber accident attorney as soon as possible so all the paperwork is filed on time. 

Rely on the Experienced Uber Accident Lawyers at Shulman & Hill

For over a decade, the Shulman & Hill team has loyally served our fellow New Yorkers. Visit our convenient offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, and Staten Island.

Contact a New York City Uber accident lawyer online to schedule your free case review.


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