With the ever-growing popularity of organization such as Uber and Lyft, more and more individuals are relying on other people to drive them where they need to go. These programs are not regulated like other taxi or public transportation companies, though. This can cause some risks, which people need to be aware. For instance, public transportation companies must thoroughly screen their drivers to make sure they are safe. In some cases, Uber and Lyft drivers may not be fully screened. When an accident occurs, it is important to determine who is liable for compensation.
It depends on the type of accident, but if the driver is negligent, they can be to blame for the accident. Furthermore, in the case of an unscreened driver, the company employing the driver may be to blame. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City car accident lawyers are determined to help clients who have been injured in Uber and Lyft accidents.
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There are numerous causes for accidents, especially when it comes to Uber and Lyft. It is important to gather information right after the accident to determine what the exact cause was and determine who is liable. Most often, it is the driver who will be held accountable for the accident for a number of reasons.
Common causes of Uber and Lyft accidents include:
No matter the cause, these accidents can be very serious, especially in New York City where there are plenty of cars on the road at all hours of the day and night. After an accident, you want to act quickly to retain legal counsel so you know your rights are protected.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has more than 30 years of experience representing injury victims in and out of trial. We know what it takes to seek a favorable outcome on behalf of our clients and we aim to hold negligent Uber and Lyft drivers accountable for their actions. If you have been injured, take the first step to seeking compensation by reaching out to our New York City car accident attorneys and learning your legal options.
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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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