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Frequently Asked Questions – Uber/ Lyft Accident

6 Uber/ Lyft Accident FAQ for Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C.

Suppose you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver. In that case, the compensation you receive will be determined by several variables, including the seriousness of your injuries, the expense of your medical treatment, and the degree to which your vehicle was damaged. You may be able to receive compensation for your property damage, as well as your medical expenses, missed wages, and pain and suffering. You may need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney to calculate the correct amount of compensation that you are entitled to receive in light of the circumstances surrounding your case.

If you are hit by an Uber driver, you may be able to recover various types of damages, such as economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, while non-economic damages include pain, suffering, and emotional distress. If the Uber driver was intentionally or recklessly negligent, the court might decide to award punitive damages. These damages are intended to both punish the driver and discourage similar behavior in the future.

Suppose you are driving for Uber and are involved in an accident with another vehicle. In that case, your priority should be to check on the well-being of everyone involved in the collision and to contact the authorities if they are required to do so. You must take photos of the damage and exchange information with the other driver to properly document the collision. If any of your passengers sustain injuries due to the collision, you must notify Uber of the incident and seek medical assistance for your injured passengers. In the end, you need to report the collision to your insurance provider and Uber’s insurance company.

If you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle involved in an accident, the priority is to seek medical attention for any injuries sustained. If feasible, you should document the accident by taking photos of the damage and exchanging information with the Uber driver and any other drivers involved. You should also report the collision to Uber and your insurance carrier. Also, you should talk with a personal injury attorney who can assist you in determining the necessary steps to take next.

Rideshare drivers, including Uber and Lyft drivers, are considered independent contractors, which means they are responsible for paying their taxes. This includes taxes on income, taxes on self-employment, and any other taxes that may be required based on the location of the individual or business. When submitting their taxes, rideshare drivers must declare their income and expenses to the IRS using a Schedule C form. Additionally, Uber and Lyft provide their drivers with annual tax summaries and access to tax preparation resources to help them accurately report their income and expenses.

According to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s 2019 Safety Report, there were a total of 3,614 reported crashes involving for-hire vehicles (including taxis, black cars, and ride-sharing services) in New York City. Out of these crashes, 1,059 resulted in injuries, and 10 were fatal.

The report also indicated that ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, were involved in a higher proportion of injury-causing crashes compared to traditional taxi services. Specifically, ride-sharing services were involved in 37% of injury-causing crashes, while taxis were involved in 27% of such crashes.

However, it is important to note that these statistics only reflect reported crashes and may not accurately represent the true number of accidents involving ride-sharing services in NYC. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected ride-share usage and accident rates in 2020 and beyond.