While Uber/Lyft rides have become one of the easiest ways to get around, they also can end up in an accident. If this happened to you, look no further. Our firm is prepared to help you with your personal injury claim. Reach out to our skilled New York personal injury attorneys today.
What is Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage for car accidents in New York?
If you were injured in a car accident while you were riding in an Uber/Lyft, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries sustained. It is important to note that Uber/Lyft has liability coverage which includes the following terms:
- Period 0: Period 0 refers to when the driver was not signed into the rideshare app at the time the accident occurred. In the event that this occurs, Uber or Lyft do not give coverage, because the accident did not happen on their time.
- Period 1: If the driver is logged in to the app but has not yet allowed a ride, the company will provide liability coverage for an accident that is the driver’s fault. In this situation, Uber or Lyft will contribute up to $50,000 per person harmed in the accident, $100,000 in total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
- Period 2: With this circumstance, the Uber/Lyft driver has accepted a trip and is going to pick up a passenger when the accident occurred. Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage will then increase to $1 million.
- Period 3: In the case where a passenger is in the Uber/Lyft car at the time of the accident and was hurt, the liability coverage will go up to $1 million, with additional limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car and uninsured motorists’ coverage.
If you would like to learn more about Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage, contact our firm today to learn more. Our skilled New York attorneys are here for you.
How long do I have to file a claim in New York?
If you wish to pursue legal action for your injuries, it is important to note that there is a deadline. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm to discuss your case. We will fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.