Rideshare, or Transportation Network Company (TNC), Accidents  

woman working in back of a rideshare
Posted: December 12, 2022

Rideshares, also known as Transportation Network Companies (TNC),  are licensed by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles to use a digital network to connect passengers to drivers for prearranged trips. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a list of helpful frequently asked questions concerning rideshares.   

The Basics of Rideshare Companies 

In New York, Uber and Lyft are two primary service companies that provide rideshare services.  Statistics show that the percentage of people who use rideshare services continues to increase.  

According to an Uber U.S. Safety Report, in 2017 and 2018, 97 fatal accidents resulted in 107 deaths. In addition, roughly 90% of these accidents occurred in urban areas.  Of the deaths mentioned in the safety report, 21% of the deaths were Uber drivers, 21% were Uber passengers, and the remaining percentage were third parties (such as pedestrians, occupants in other vehicles).  

As long as TNC services require drivers and their passengers to use public roadways, those who accept a ride will always run the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident that causes personal injuries. Some motorists do not follow the rules of the road, foreseeably injuring others. Personal injury accidents involving TNCs can get complicated in New York because many different insurance companies can get involved with respect to different insurance claims. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help to identify the various insurance companies and ensure that a supplementary uninsured/underinsured motorist or bodily injury liability claim is filed with the correct insurance company. Such a claim can help those injured in a rideshare accident receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering 

Injured in a New York Rideshare Accident? Call William Mattar

If you were  seriously injured in a rideshare accident, it is important to get legal advice from an experienced team of rideshare accident lawyers who are focused on helping injured motorists receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering.  At William Mattar P.C. our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain maximum compensation. Call today at (844) 444-4444 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.  

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