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As leading New York City Uber accident lawyers, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is dedicated to supporting victims of Uber accidents across NYC. Whether you’re an Uber passenger, a driver, or a bystander involved in an Uber-related accident, our experienced team is here to guide you through the compensation claim process, ensuring you receive the justice and financial support you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation and let us help you navigate the complexities of your case with expertise and compassion.

Understanding New York City Uber Accident Claims

Navigating the aftermath of an Uber accident in New York can be complex due to the unique legal considerations involved. New York’s laws regarding rideshare accidents, including those involving Uber, feature specific nuances, such as determining liability and understanding how Uber’s insurance coverage works.
Typically, the process of filing a claim involves several key steps: from initial investigation and understanding insurance policies to negotiation with insurance companies and, if necessary, pursuing a settlement or trial. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we specialize in managing these steps efficiently, ensuring our clients’ rights are protected throughout the entire process.

Understanding Your Rights Under New York Rideshare Laws

Rideshare services like Uber have revolutionized urban transportation, but they also introduce complex legal issues, particularly for passengers. Understanding your rights under New York law is essential when involved in an Uber accident. This section focuses on key legal aspects that specifically affect passengers:

 

  • Passenger Rights and Uber’s Obligations: As an Uber passenger in New York, you are entitled to a safe riding environment. This includes the right to be transported by drivers who adhere to New York’s strict rideshare regulations concerning vehicle safety and driver conduct. Despite Uber drivers being classified as independent contractors, Uber has a responsibility to ensure these standards are met, which includes proper driver training and adherence to safety regulations. Consulting with New York Uber accident lawyers can provide clarity on these protections and help strengthen your case if these standards are not met.

 

  • Insurance Coverage for Passengers: Rideshare companies operating in New York, including Uber, are mandated to provide substantial insurance coverage that surpasses typical auto insurance limits. Specifically, when a passenger is in the Uber vehicle, Uber’s policy provides up to $1.25 million in liability coverage. This substantial coverage is designed to protect you as a passenger in the event of an accident, covering potential medical expenses, property damage, and other liabilities.

 

  • Understanding Liability in Passenger Incidents: Determining liability in a rideshare accident involving passengers can be complex. Under New York law, the comparative fault rule may apply, which could adjust compensation based on the degree of fault attributed to each party involved. Passenger claims typically revolve around whether the Uber driver was actively engaged in a ride through the app at the time of the accident. If so, Uber’s commercial insurance is likely to be the primary coverage. An experienced Uber lawyer can navigate these details to help you pursue fair compensation.

 

  • Consumer Protection for Rideshare Passengers: New York’s consumer protection laws ensure that rideshare passengers are adequately informed about the terms of service, pricing, and insurance details before using services like Uber. Passengers have the right to expect transparency and safety, with the ability to report discrepancies or grievances to the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

 

  • Recent Legal Developments Affecting Passengers: Recent changes in legislation that impact rideshare passengers include improved regulations on driver background checks and vehicle safety standards. These changes are complemented by court decisions that have enhanced passenger rights, such as ensuring better service accessibility for individuals with disabilities and greater transparency in how rideshare data is utilized by companies.

 

By understanding these aspects of New York law, you can better navigate the aftermath of an Uber accident and comprehend the potential avenues for pursuing fair compensation. Whether it’s dealing with insurance claims, understanding the complex liability issues, or asserting your consumer rights, having knowledge of these details can significantly influence the outcome of your case. The support of experienced New York Uber accident attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb can be crucial in helping you seek compensation and secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose a New York City Uber Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Choosing the right legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your Uber accident claim. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our personal injury attorneys are not only deeply familiar with New York’s legal landscape but also have a proven track record of success in Uber accident cases.

Our commitment to our clients goes beyond just legal advice; we offer comprehensive support to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. With our extensive experience, personalized approach, and dedication to justice, we stand as your best ally in navigating the complexities of your Uber accident claim.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:

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Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case

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Help submit insurance claims

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Make sure you get the medical treatment you need

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Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf

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File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed

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Represent you in court, if necessary

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Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.

VERDICT

$17,500,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.

VERDICT

$4,730,398

Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).

VERDICT

$12,561,772

A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.

VERDICT

$10,500,000

A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.

VERDICT

$3,470,670

The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.

VERDICT

$4,000,000

The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.

VERDICT

$3,823,000

Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.

VERDICT

$2,750,000

The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.

VERDICT

$1,677,835

The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.

VERDICT

$2,995,000

The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.

VERDICT

$2,610,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.

VERDICT

$2,253,714

A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.

VERDICT

$1,900,000

A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.

VERDICT

$1,350,000

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
S SS S
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Frequently Asked Questions About New York City Uber Accidents

In New York City, navigating the aftermath of an Uber accident can be overwhelming, given the complexity of laws and insurance policies specific to ridesharing incidents. Whether you’re a passenger, driver, or bystander caught in an Uber-related mishap, understanding your legal rights and the steps to secure compensation is essential.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After an Uber Accident in New York?

    After an Uber car accident, your first steps should be to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Contact emergency services if there are injuries, and report the accident to the police. It’s also crucial to gather as much information as possible at the scene, including the Uber driver’s details, any witnesses’ contact information, and photographs of the accident scene. Finally, seek medical treatment, even if you don’t feel injured immediately, and contact a New York Uber accident lawyer at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to discuss your legal options.

  • How Does Uber's Insurance Coverage Work in New York?

  • Can I Sue Uber After an Accident in New York City?

  • What Compensation Can I Seek After a New York City Uber Car Accident?

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Claim After an Uber Accident in New York?

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