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New York Lyft Accident Lawyers In Westchester County, NY

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Have you been injured in a Lyft accident? With over 35 years of experience with auto accident-related cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles car crash-related cases in Westchester County and throughout New York. If you're looking for experienced car injury attorneys, give us a call today.

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New York Lyft Car Accident Lawyers
An Experienced New York Lyft Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover Fair Compensation


New York until recently had mostly carpool accidents until then came ride-sharing. Now New Yorkers ride around in Lyft vehicles which leads to Lyft car accidents. Finding who is at fault looks different with ride-sharing as it could be the company, the driver, or someone else completely also driving. 


If you were injured by an Uber or Lyft driver, you might sue the driver or ride-share firm for damages. Accident victims should not try to settle these intricate issues on their own. You do not need to know how to handle this situation; you simply need the phone number of an excellent accident attorney to help you gain fair compensation. 


Why you need a Lyft Accident Injury Lawyer


If you get into an accident with Lyft, you may be due compensation. But it is not always easy to get money in your hands without the help of a lawyer. While you may not know how to determine who is at fault or handle the legal side of the fight, or even the insurance side, an attorney handles matters like this every day. 


Furthermore, the more people involved, the more complicated your case becomes. This could include a Lyft driver, people driving other cars, people on bikes, people walking, and more than one insurance company. Each of these groups will fight you and try to stop you from getting the money you need. 


Your attorney has the experience to defend you in court, investigate the Lyft driver and company, seek compensation from all liable parties, and work with insurance for a payout in a timely manner. Finally, Lyft has rules they need to follow, and if they do not, then someone needs to see they understand the laws and handle the situation fairly.


Who is responsible for a Lyft car accident?


New York's contributory negligence law allows you to sue anyone who caused a car accident, including a Lyft driver. In a Lyft accident, the party at fault may not have to pay compensation; instead, the responsibility may fall on the company. As a result, it is possible that numerous people and a variety of circumstances are financially accountable. 


It is important to note that Lyft itself carries insurance coverage that may be activated to reimburse expenditures following an accident involving a Lyft vehicle. In addition, after being involved in an accident with Lyft, you may have a legal right to financial compensation, and the New York personal injury attorneys at our firm are here to help you better understand your rights.


Common causes of Lyft car accidents


Human mistakes and carelessness are the leading causes of automobile accidents, including those involving Lyft. Although evidence suggests that Lyft drivers are more likely to be involved in collisions than other drivers, this does not mean they are always responsible for an accident. 


Accidents involving Lyft drivers in New York City frequently involve the following common causes: 


  • Excessive speeding

  • Distracted driving and talking on mobile devices while driving

  • Adhering to a too-close to another vehicle

  • Failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic

  • Changing lanes or passing in an unsafe manner

  • Fatigued driving

  • Aggressive driving

  • Road defects

  • Car defects


Common injuries from Lyft car accidents


Lyft is a big company with teams of lawyers to defend them, which is why you need an attorney who speaks their language to defend you. They want to prove your injuries came from some other source other than your Lyft car accident to prevent a payout or bad press. These kinds of injuries can heal over time, or they could cause problems for the accident victim for the rest of his or her life.


Here are the common injuries from a Lyft car accident:


  • Traumatic brain injuries 

  • Spinal cord injuries 

  • Paralysis 

  • Neck and back injuries 

  • Whiplash 

  • Concussions 

  • Eye injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries 

  • Broken bones 

  • Lost limbs 

  • Burn injuries

  • Internal bleeding

  • Wrongful death 


The New York statute of limitations for Lyft car accidents


When a Lyft driver hurts you because they did not do their job right, you may be able to get compensation. But you will have to move fast. Usually, you have three years to file a case after a car accident. If you do not file a lawsuit within three years of the accident, you could lose out on a lot of money.


Curan & Ahlers: New York Lyft Accident Attorneys


Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you because they have been dealing with auto accident cases for more than 35 years. Curan & Ahlers helps people in Westchester County and all over New York who have been in car accidents due to Lyft. Call us right away if you want to talk to car accident lawyers who have a lot of experience.



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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in Westchester County, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
Fax: 914-949-5800

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