Navigating the Aftermath of a Rideshare Accident in New York

by Marni F. Schlesinger on Nov. 21, 2023

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident 

Summary: The article outlines steps to take after a rideshare accident in New York, including seeking medical attention, reporting the incident, preserving evidence, notifying the rideshare company, and consulting with a New York rideshare accident lawyer for legal guidance and insurance claim assistance.

In New York, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become an integral part of daily transportation for many residents and visitors alike. While these services offer convenience, they also come with their own set of risks.



If you were injured in a rideshare accident in New York, it's crucial to understand your rights and the legal steps to take. Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law is here to guide you through the aftermath of a rideshare accident.


Seek Immediate Medical Attention


Prioritizing your health is the first and most important step after any accident. Seek medical attention promptly, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a medical professional can provide a comprehensive evaluation.


Report the Accident


Contact law enforcement to report the accident. Obtain a copy of the police report, which will be valuable when filing a claim. Additionally, document any witnesses' names and contact information at the scene.


Preserve Evidence


Gather as much evidence as possible. This includes photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and visible injuries. If applicable, obtain the contact information of the rideshare driver and take note of the vehicle's make, model, and license plate number.


Contact the Rideshare Company


Notify the rideshare company of the accident as soon as possible. They may have specific procedures to follow. Document your communication with the company, including any responses or actions taken.


Consult with Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law


After seeking medical attention and reporting the accident, consulting with experienced attorneys specializing in personal injury cases is crucial. Apicella & Schlesinger has a proven track record in handling rideshare accident cases in New York.


Understand Insurance Coverage


Rideshare companies typically provide insurance coverage for their drivers and passengers. Apicella & Schlesinger can help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, property damage, and other losses.


Know Your Rights


As a victim of a rideshare accident, you have rights. Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law will work diligently to protect those rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.


NY Rideshare Accident Attorneys


Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. With the support of Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, you can confidently navigate the legal complexities. Feel free to reach out for experienced guidance and representation to secure the best possible outcome for your case.


Give us a call today at (212) 568-4245 for a free consultation.


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