The sharing and gig economy has been one of the hallmarks of the last decade, ushered in by the always on presence of the internet, and championed by sites like Airbnb, Fiverr, UBER, and Lyft. The latter two are the leaders in the now ubiquitous ridesharing app phenomenon that has overtaken most larger cities, offering convenience, oftentimes cleaner transportation, user-reviews that incentivize polite and courteous drivers and passengers, and more.
And yet many people are surprised to find out that such ride-sharing companies have in fact completely overtaken and surpassed the formerly synonymous with the New York City groundscape Yellow taxi cab companies. In October of last year we were alone provided more driving hours to New York’s denizens than the yellow taxi cabs, let alone Lyft and other rideshare companies.
Persons in the New York City area who have suffered in any kind of accident – particularly an automotive injury involving an UBER, LYFT or other rideshare vehicle or a yellow taxi cab should speak to a competent attorney about what their options are. In the boroughs of New York City, a free consultation can be had by contacting the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny at 212-421-0300 and speak to an attorney specialist at no cost. More information can be found at https://www.rmkinjurylaw.com/blog/how-much-liability-insurance-do-taxis-have-in-new-york-city-less-than-you-might-think/ With over 100 5-star reviews on Google, Mr. Kenny’s personal injury practice is one of the highest rated law firms in all of NYC.
However there is a downside to the convenient ride-sharing operations, namely a potential uptick in vehicle related accidents, injuries, and deaths, from thousands of potentially under-trained drivers taking to the roads seeking to make an extra bit of income. This is not to say that the taxis for which New York is known didn’t have similar problems and issues, which were often times poked fun at in popular media, including drivers who didn’t know where they were going, didn’t speak a common language, were rude, smelled, etc. However either option can lead to traffic accidents and subsequent injuries or even death.
Many persons are surprised to find out that most taxi cabs have less than $100,000 in coverage for a person who is injured, where as many drivers for Rideshare companies can have coverage of at least 1 million dollars that covers the driver as well as the rider or riders. In the former case, oftentimes $100,000 is a paltry sum that does not adequately cover the damages of an accident. In the latter case, though the insurance money is there, insurance companies always have keeping their expenses down in the back of their minds, which means getting full compensation may still be very difficult.
To help fix this problem and to ensure adequate compensation that covers any medical expenses, lost work time, lost ability to work, and other issues, it is best to seek out the advice of a competent legal professional who is experienced in personal injury issues, and automobile injury issues in particular. The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is one such law office, offering a complete legal solution to help injured parties seek monetary compensation to help with bills, therapy, and loss. A complimentary consultation at no cost is available to any person injured in any motor vehicle accident in New York City.
Persons in the New York area who have suffered in any kind of accident should speak to an attorney about what their options are. In the boroughs of New York City, a free consultation can be had by contacting the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny at 212-421-0300 and speak to an attorney specialist at no cost. They can also visit https://www.rmkinjurylaw.com/blog/3-faqs-about-uber-car-accident-claims/
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