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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 $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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
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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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I recommend the attorney Jacob Oresky to every single person that had suffered any type of accident. They took my case and treated me like family. I’m very thankful with their services. Thank God and Jacob Oresky. Victor

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I hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.

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I am very happy with the work they did on my case. They were very efficient and I really recommend them to everybody for what they did. Thank you for everything.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC. They obtained an excellent result for my case. They are always there to help the community.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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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 would recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates. I’m very satisfied with the work they did on my wife’s case.

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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

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.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
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 Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
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 Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
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.
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.

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.

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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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