Uber and Rideshare Injuries

Uber, the ride-sharing service, has been both popular and controversial. Some of its drivers have caused serious injury to people through reckless operation or assaults on passengers.

The law firm of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss can help you hold Uber, Lyft or similar companies accountable through personal injury lawsuits. We take cases across New York City and Long Island, as well as nearby communities in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Injury or assault after hiring Uber?
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Rideshare Accidents, Assaults And Injury Claims

Uber Technologies Inc. operates a number of services under the Uber banner. This includes the UberX ride-sharing app that sends a driver to pick you up, and UberBLACK that sends a luxury limo or town car. In New York City, there are also options for Uber cars with car seats (UberKIDS), wheelchair accessible (UberWAV), and bigger groups (UberXL, UberPOOL, UberSUV). Competitor Lyft, which has a growing share of the NYC market, provides similar rideshare services, including Lyft, Lux, LyftXL and Shared ride.

Our personal injury attorneys can pursue claims involving rideshare services:

  • Injuries to passengers of Uber or Lyft cars
  • Pedestrians or bicyclists struck by Uber/Lyft drivers
  • Motorists injured in auto collisions with Uber or Lyft cars
  • Assaults and sexual assaults by Uber/Lyft drivers

We investigate to establish that the driver was careless, distracted, speeding, under the influence, or otherwise negligent in causing your injuries.

These claims are complicated by the fact that Uber drivers (and Lyft drivers) are considered "independent contractors" rather than employees. But that does not mean the parent companies are not responsible for drivers under their banner. They can be accountable for negligent hiring and training, such as failing to conduct background checks on drivers.

We Will Make Them Pay

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, the experienced partners of our firm handle your case. Our trial lawyers are committed to your full compensation and personalized service along the way. Tell us about your injuries in a free consultation. Call 212-571-7171 or contact us online.