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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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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Lyft Lawyers In NYC

We've Defended Accident Victims For More Than 25 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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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

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. 
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.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.

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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