A ride in the city of New York now includes the iconic yellow taxis and more modern rideshare vehicles operated by companies like Uber and Lyft. The latter are regulated but are not immune to accidents, and RMK Injury Law watches developments on regulations for these in relation to cases of personal injury accidents that happen in or through rideshare vehicles.
A ride in the city that never sleeps is often an iconic way of getting around. Still famous in this sense are taxis or cabs, the ever-present yellow vehicles with signage driven around in the city for a fare. In the area of Tribeca SoHo Manhattan NYC, these are still highly visible and useful to those in search of a fast ride, even as rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft provide ever stronger competition. These companies have just recently come into the scene, typically using a mobile app that clients can download so that they could contact a vehicle for hire at any time and for any purpose.
How this affects passenger rides has been celebrated by many articles about rideshare services being a cut above taxis and mass transit rides in New York. There is, however, a downside to what many consider as the more modern, accessible, safer and comfortable rides from companies like Lyft or Uber. Statistics have not been that good, compared to statistics for yellow cabs. For example, in May and June of 2016, five fatalities were recorded involving accidents in special Uber rides using black cars. In the same period, there were absolutely none for yellow cabs. Overall, accidents involving rideshare vehicles have been rising since the same year.
For the Law Firm of Richard M. Kenny all these say that no matter how special the ride, nothing involving cars is totally accident-free. Since the boom of rideshares, the firm has handled an ever-increasing number of personal injury cases involving drivers, operators and vehicles from Lyft and other rideshare companies. The essential facts about compensation have been studied by the firm’s car accident injury experts. A good thing to note is that these companies are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. Therefore the same rules apply to rideshares as well as taxis and limousines.
Getting compensation is actually easier here, as found by attorneys from RMK law. However, the compensation that is typically given a relatively short period of time after an accident in a rideshare is covered by a commercial insurance policy. This doesn’t mean that everything a person spends for treatment and rehabilitation from injuries may be covered. It’s up to an attorney to extract more compensation from the driver and his company.
For RMK law, getting just and equitable compensation for its clients is standard upheld by legal practice, especially where personal injuries or damage is concerned. Furthermore, the firm is dedicated to serving the rights of the commuting public. The firm offers services which are personalized and intensive, which regularly earn them five star case reviews from clients. Getting to these is one way to know how reliable attorney services are.
When in need of the services of an outstanding lawyer who knows his personal injury laws, there is no better firm to go to than Richard M. Kenny’s. Its standards are those imitated by others, and in New York, the name of the firm is synonymous to outstanding legal services, one that often wins its cases, and provides services that are paid only when cases are successful. For a personal accident injury case, start with a phone call to (212) 421-0300 to get a free legal consultation from an RMK lawyer.