Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become popular alternatives to traditional taxis in Kingston, NY. While these services offer convenience, accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles are on the rise. If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident, whether as a passenger or driver, it’s crucial to understand your rights and seek legal representation. O’Connor & Partners, with their office conveniently located in Kingston, is here to help.

The Complexity of Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare accidents often involve complex legal issues due to the involvement of multiple parties, including:

  • The Rideshare Driver: Who may or may not be at fault, depending on the circumstances of the accident.
  • The Rideshare Company (Uber or Lyft): Whose insurance coverage may vary depending on whether the driver was on app or not.
  • Other Drivers Involved: If another vehicle was involved in the accident, their insurance may also come into play.

How O’Connor & Partners Can Help

  1. Investigating Liability: Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate the accident to determine all responsible parties and identify available insurance coverage.
  2. Navigating Insurance Claims: We’ll handle all communication and negotiation with insurance companies, ensuring you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  3. Maximizing Your Compensation: We’ll fight to recover the maximum compensation possible for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other losses you’ve incurred.
  4. Protecting Your Rights: Rideshare companies often try to minimize their liability. We’ll stand up to their tactics and protect your rights as a passenger or driver.

Types of Rideshare Accidents

  • Collisions with Other Vehicles: Accidents caused by the rideshare driver’s negligence, another driver’s fault, or a combination of factors.
  • Passenger Injuries: Injuries sustained by passengers due to sudden stops, sharp turns, or other accidents.
  • Driver Injuries: Rideshare drivers are also vulnerable to injuries if involved in an accident.
  • Assault or Harassment: Passengers or drivers may be victims of assault or harassment during a rideshare trip.

If You’ve Been Injured

  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health and safety are paramount. Seek medical treatment immediately, even if you don’t feel injured at first.
  • Report the Accident: Report the accident to the rideshare company and the police.
  • Gather Information: Collect contact information from the driver, any witnesses, and other parties involved.
  • Document Your Injuries: Keep records of all medical treatment, expenses, and any impact on your ability to work.
  • Contact O’Connor & Partners: Our attorneys can provide expert guidance and representation to help you navigate the legal process and recover the compensation you deserve.

by O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
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