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Lyft Accident Lawyer

Recovering Damages For Victims Of Lyft Accidents

If you or a loved one was injured in a Lyft accident, please call us today for help.

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New York Lyft Accident Lawyer

You Have Rights After A Lyft Accident

A Lyft accident lawyer in New York City can fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a Lyft accident, please call us today for help. While some firms shy away from Lyft accidents because they can be challenging, a lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC, will fight for damages caused by a negligent or reckless driver. You will not have to worry about collecting evidence, proof of damages, or filing an insurance claim. We take care of everything related to pursuing compensation so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
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Lyft Lawyers In NYC

We've Represented Accident Victims For More Than 30 Years

Oresky & Associates, PLLC, has recovered more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients and their families. Here are a few results that we obtained for motor vehicle accident clients and their families:

  • $1.1 million awarded to an injured taxi-cab passenger
  • $4.6 million awarded to a motorist injured in a three-vehicle accident
  • $1.5 million awarded to a passenger who was injured in a car accident
  • $1.2 million awarded to the family of a man who was killed in a hit and run accident

Call us today for your free consultation at (718) 993-9999.

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I really liked the work from the office. I appreciate what they did for me. I had quick results and I feel very happy. Thank you for everything.

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I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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I would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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I have been treated very well by the lawyers, with compassion and respect. I believe that Jacob Oresky is one of the best lawyers to attain for what you deserve in an accident. Thank you for everything. Jacob Oresky & Associates were very hel...

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Jacob Oresky & Associates were with us during our most difficult time and we are greatly appreciative with their whole staff. They did a wonderful job taking care of my mom’s needs and we recommend them to all who are in need of legal help....

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When an accident occurs and you´re in pain and lost at the moment, trying to figure out what just happened. Thankfully for me, I called the lawyers Jacob Oresky & Associates for guidance and assistance. With the guidance of the good people a...

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I am very grateful for the services of the lawyers who took my case. I thank you for obtaining such a good verdict, a blessing from God. Thank you… OK Oresky!!! Froilan

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I had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Can Help After a Lyft Accident

You have the right to pursue compensation from Lyft or another party if you were involved in an accident. You have these rights even if you were not in the Lyft vehicle, are undocumented, or the other party tries to pin the blame on you.

Do not delay calling Oresky & Associates, PLLC, for help exercising your right to pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

We Fight For Our Clients

Let Us Focus On Your Case While You Focus On Recovery

Oresky & Associates, PLLC, will help you from start to finish. Our clients are like members of our family, and we fight for money damages for your physical and emotional injuries.

Our clients have remarked that we “immediately took care of everything” and that we walked them “through the whole process and made everything easy.” Read our testimonials to learn more about our clients’ experiences with our firm.

Our attorneys will:

  • Gather evidence of your injuries, such as medical imaging tests
  • Secure expert testimony from medical or vocational professionals when necessary
  • Evaluate your damages, including emotional losses
  • File and manage your insurance claim
  • Negotiate a settlement on your behalf

A Lyft accident lawyer from our firm can help you on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay attorney fees if you recover compensation. You do not have to be alone in your fight for compensation and justice after a ridesharing accident.

When to Speak With a Lyft Accident Lawyer

We can help you seek compensation if you were injured as a:

  • Lyft passenger
  • Pedestrian
  • Motorist
  • Bicyclist
  • Motorcyclist

A Lyft accident lawyer can file an insurance claim with either Lyft or the driver, depending on if the driver was off the app, on the app, or actively transporting passengers. If the other party does not negotiate in good faith, it may be necessary to take your case to court.

Call our firm today for a free consultation.

We Help You Recover Both Types of Losses

A Lyft accident lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can establish liability to prove your eligibility to recover economic and non-economic losses. Non-economic losses include:

  • Past pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Future pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Trauma from the burden and stress of dealing with the injury

In addition, you may qualify for economic damages including::

  • Medical treatment
  • Ambulance and emergency room services
  • Hospitalization
  • Loss of work and past wages
  • Loss of future work and future wages
  • Lost union benefits

Our bilingual team (fluent in English and Spanish) are passionate about making sure our clients have access to our team to understand how we can help them.

How Lyft Rideshare Drivers Liability Insurance Works

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft must carry liability insurance. If you or your loved one was injured while the driver was on the app (traveling to pick up passengers or transporting passengers), they are covered by Lyft’s $1 million liability coverage. This coverage begins from the time the Lyft driver accepts your ride request until the driver completes the transaction on the app or the ride is over, whichever comes last.

If the rideshare driver was on the app and waiting for a ride request, they are covered by $50,000 per person / $100,000 per accident in bodily injury liability and $25,000 in property damage liability.

If the Lyft driver was off the app, a personal injury lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help you seek compensation from the driver’s personal automobile insurance.

Why We Suggest Talking to an Attorney First

An insurance adjuster from Lyft or the driver’s insurance company may contact you after the accident. It is in your best interest to talk to a Lyft accident lawyer before you make any statement to the insurance adjuster. You may think that the adjuster is simply collecting data, but they may use this information to avoid exposure to damages.

We suggest that you politely decline to speak to the insurance adjuster until you have the chance to talk to a Lyft accident attorney.

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

We’re Ready to Review Your Case and Fight for You

Our convenient office locations in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan are staffed with bilingual staff members who are prepared to help you recover money for your losses. We will handle everything involved with your personal injury case.
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