North Bergen Uber Accident Lawyer
Fighting for Victim's Rights and Compensation
Rideshare companies have changed how many people commute to work, shop, or run errands. It is convenient, easy, and affordable. In 2023, Lyft has approximately 20.3 million monthly active users, and Uber has 131 million. As a passenger, you expect to reach your destination safely, which is often true. However, rideshare accidents are becoming increasingly common. Navigating multiple insurance companies and defendants to seek compensation for your injuries is complex.
Our North Bergen Uber accident lawyers from Harrell Law Firm can help. Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. They can assess your case and answer your questions. We work hard so that you have the best chance of recovering fair and reasonable compensation for your damages and losses in a rideshare accident.
Why Hire An Uber Accident Lawyer?
It’s best to rely on the guidance of a New Jersey rideshare accident lawyer in North Bergen. We understand the law and know what it takes to hold negligent parties accountable. We can also untangle the complex web of insurance policies that might provide coverage. In addition, we can do the following:
- Investigate the cause of your accident
- Determine the value of your claim
- Identify all of the at-fault parties
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Review settlement offers to ensure they meet your needs
Finally, while we hope to settle your case during negotiations with the other party’s lawyers and insurance companies, we will take your case to court when necessary.
Can I Sue Uber?
First, rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors and not employees of Uber or Lyft. For example, if an Uber driver is not working, meaning the app is off, the typical car insurance and liability laws apply if they get into an accident.
When the app is on, but the driver has not yet accepted a ride, Uber and Lyft’s commercial coverage includes $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. This coverage applies to other people in the accident but not the rideshare driver.
In addition, in New Jersey, Uber and Lyft must carry $1.5 million in third-party liability insurance for drivers. They also have $1.5 million in underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. However, it is only available at a particular point in the rideshare experience, which includes the following:
- Uber drivers who are dropping off or picking up a passenger
- Uber drivers who have the app engaged while waiting to pick up a passenger
- Uber drivers who have passengers in their vehicles
If you’ve been in an accident, you can sue Uber, but remember that rideshare companies do not pay out claims quickly or easily. If you’ve been seriously injured, it’s important that you consult with an Uber accident attorney to protect your rights and ensure you recover fair and reasonable compensation to cover your damages.
Seeking Compensation After An Uber Accident
Determining the value of your case starts with understanding the types of damages or losses you could recover, which include:
- Medical bills. Your medical treatment might be one of the largest expenses following a rideshare accident.
- Lost wages. If you are too hurt to work, you could find yourself in serious financial strain. A lawsuit could help you recover those lost wages.
- Pain and suffering. Physical pain and suffering are often a part of a successful personal injury lawsuit.
- Property damage. Compensation can include damage to your property, such as repairing or replacing your vehicle.
Schedule A Free Consultation At Harrell Law Firm
Rideshare accidents are challenging due to the complex nature of insurance coverage. After a crash, you need an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call the Harrell Law Firm today for your free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.