Rideshare Accident Attorney in Brooklyn203 Jay Street, Suite 600
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Brooklyn Rideshare Accident Attorney
Brooklyn sits up there on the list of New York City boroughs with the highest number of accident fatalities. A 2021 study by the New York City Police Department found that the borough had about 3,546 accidents in June of the same year. Ridesharing has played a role in some of these accidents. Another nationwide study found that ridesharing has led to a three percent increase in traffic accident fatalities throughout the nation, which translates to about 987 more cases each year. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, contact Morgan and Morgan today. We will review your case for free. If we decide to represent you, we won't charge you anything upfront unless we win.
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Common Injuries Caused by Rideshare Accidents
Rideshare accidents can lead to various injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Common injuries we've seen in these cases include:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Psychological trauma such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Some serious accidents may also lead to fatalities, leaving families with a huge financial burden and inexplainable grief.
How Liability Plays Out in Rideshare Accident Cases
In most of these accidents, liability usually depends on factors like the driver's status or interaction with the app at the time of the accident. The question of whether another party's negligence contributed to the accident will also play a role in determining liability.
Say, for example, that the rideshare driver was logged in and on a trip. If so, the company's insurance might cover damages. However, if the driver was offline, their Personal Injury Protection Insurance could kick in, given that New York is a no-fault state when it comes to traffic accidents.
All in all, the issue of liability is usually complex, especially in cases where rideshare companies are involved. That's why it's better to have your case reviewed by an expert to find out if it's valid and how best to proceed.
Determining Compensation After a Rideshare Accident
Compensation after a rideshare accident is based on the accident's impact on you or your loved one's life. Here, our attorneys will consider things like:
- Medical expenses (both current and future).
- Extent of injuries.
- Property damage.
- Lost wages due to inability to work.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
- Reduced quality of life.
Keep in mind that New York follows the pure comparative negligence system, which means you might still be able to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, the recoverable damages will be based on your percentage of fault.
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To learn more about your rights and legal options after a rideshare accident, please fill out our free case evaluation form today. We'll review your case for free and if valid, we might be able to also represent you at no cost to you unless we win.
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