New York City has its fair share of rideshare companies and vehicles that are competing with other forms of transport facilities. These have their own kinds of personal injury concerns, which are closely answered by the Law Firm of Richard M. Kenny, with areas of concern in personal injury cases and accidents.
The transport industry has benefited much from mobile apps. In NYC this has translated to privately contracted transport services like Uber and other rideshare companies. The rides taken from these companies are usually vehicles that do not have obvious signage. These may run faster than taxis in terms of responding to a request for a ride through the app and can save on expenses for a privately-owned car. In New York airports, especially JFK International, they have their own lines, unlike taxi lines, in which one line is shared by several competing companies. The boroughs of the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan have their fair share of rides from the said companies.
Ride-hailing or rideshare companies using mobile apps are new to the scene, and that has made cities like New York create new regulations specific to their operations. In as much as cabs, the iconic yellow taxis that add to the ambiance or colorful scenes in the city, figure in a lot of personal injury cases, rides through a mobile app have created their own kinds of cases. One of the most common cases is when an Uber driver, for example, fails to get to his ride on time and that ride is a matter of urgent need to the client. While this cannot actually be the basis for suing Uber, what anyone can do is get advice from a lawyer of a firm of attorneys that has handled personal injury cases involving Uber and similar companies.
At the Law Firm of Richard M. Kenny or RMK, legal professionals are constantly updating themselves on new developments related to personal injury cases. As of the moment, there are still a lot of gray areas in terms of legislation, whether city, state or federal. That means winning a case will depend on a lawyer arguing the merits of a personal injury suit in court. Richard and his partners, managers and legal experts consider research in gray areas a must for clients who need legal help in personal injury suits.
“Uber and Lyft have proven to be accessible, cost-efficient, and dependable means of transportation, especially in New York City. Unfortunately, these ridesharing services are not accident-proof,” according to a recent RMK blog. For help in cases resulting from accidents in rideshare vehicles, the best bet will be a personal injury attorney.
Compensation here, again, will depend on how the lawyer handling the case will present the facts of the case in court. That means knowing city and state traffic regulations, regulations related to hired transport or vehicles, and passenger injury claims. Cases are coming up fast that are defining how or what the law in such situations will favor. Richard’s firm typically offers free consultation services from RMK law for a case involving injuries sustained when riding a Lyft or Uber for-hire vehicle.
Citizen safety is its top priority. In fact, the firm gets the best case reviews from clients all the time, and a prospective client can consider these when deciding on getting personal injury attorney services. Clients can call RMK Injury law (212) 421-0300 or visit the website today for any questions regarding personal injury accidents.