Garden City, NY – Silberstein Awad & Miklos PC, a New York City accident injury law firm, has announced its dedicated legal helpline for Uber & Lyft rideshare accident victims. Rideshare accident victims in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island can now call 877-ASK4SAM to get dedicated legal help.
Announcing the latest update, the law firm’s spokesperson noted that it has dedicated a good portion of its work to cover ridesharing accident cases, especially as such cases are on the rise in New York City and the surrounding environments.
The hotline debut by Silberstein Awad & Miklos PC comes as recent statistics revealed that the two primary players in the on-demand transportation business, Uber and Lyft, have contributed at least 3% to the increase in car accident fatalities across the United States.
More shocking are the recent statistics revealing that ridesharing accident cases have led to over 107 deaths year after year. The deaths, according to the released statistics, involved 21% of drivers, 21% of riders, and 58% of other parties who were either passengers or drivers.
Silberstein Awad & Miklos PC aims to swiftly address the increasing cases of ridesharing injuries by creating an avenue for victims to be heard and protected. Victims who call the hotline, 877-ASK4SAM, can rest assured that they will get immediate legal help tailored toward understanding their situation, the extent of their injuries, and how to keep their claims active.
Explaining how injury victims can instantly assess their situation to understand the legal ramifications of it, the lead attorney at the law firm noted that New York is a no-fault auto accident state, which means car accident victims must go through their own insurance providers to claim accident benefits. He, however, noted that the dynamics of such cases change when a passenger gets injured while riding with a Uber or Lyft vehicle.
Describing what happens when Uber or Lyft drivers are off their apps when an accident occur, the Manhattan Uber & Lyft Accidents lawyer said; “If the Uber or Lyft driver was at-fault for the crash and they did not have their app turned on, accident victims must go through the driver’s personal insurance policy to claim damages. Under New York’s auto insurance requirements, all drivers are required to carry a minimum of $25,000 in liability insurance. If the ridesharing driver struck a pedestrian or other person that did not have their own auto insurance, the victim could then file a claim under the driver’s personal insurance company. If the ridesharing driver struck another motorist, the other driver could go through their own insurance policy.”
Explaining the process of claiming damages for accident victims when the Uber or Lyft driver has their app on, the lead attorney noted that accident victims can claim up to $50,000 for their injuries if they were on their way for a pickup. Passengers who have been involved in such an accident could claim up to $1 million directly from Uber or Lyft, depending on their injuries.
Silberstein Awad & Miklos PC aims to serve victims of Uber & Lyft Accidents in New York City and help them claim what is theirs after they’ve been involved in an accident. Victims who wish to take advantage of the rideshare accident representation can contact the hotline at 877-ASK4SAM to get started. The team will schedule a meeting to go over the case, design appropriate legal strategies, and represent clients where needed.
Other than representing victims of rideshare injuries, the injury law firm also represents victims of catastrophic injuries, construction accident injury victims, medical malpractice injury victims, assault injury victims, and more. They also won national attention for their Camp Lejeune Injury Hotline. Injury victims can contact them via the hotline, 877-ASK4SAM, or visit them at 600 Old Country Road, Garden City, New York 11530 US.
Silberstein Awad & Miklos PC
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