If you were involved in a ridesharing accident – either as an Uber or Lyft driver or passenger or as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another road user, you may be entitled to compensation from Uber or Lyft’s insurers. How much you can seek in damages, your filing deadlines, and other procedural specifics of your case will be governed by New Jersey’s personal injury and insurance laws. For assistance with filing a claim and fighting for the damages you are entitled to, contact Camili & Capo, PA’s Brick Uber accident lawyer. Our team of experienced, local, and professional attorneys handles a wide range of Uber and Lyft accident claims and our Lyft accident attorney in Brick, NJ will provide you with skilled litigation, legal guidance, and assistance with negotiations. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case consultation.
Uber and Lyft have both rapidly expanded their service footprint across the nation. They have grown considerably in Brick, NJ as well and provide people with easy access to competitively priced and convenient transportation services, even at very little notice. This rise in popularity, however, has coincided with an increase in motor vehicle accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles and drivers. Fortunately, New Jersey recently enacted new laws that allow you to claim damages and recover compensation if you were affected in a rideshare accident that was caused by a reckless or negligent third party.
Our Brick Uber accident lawyer is here to fight for your best interests. According to the CDC, vehicle accidents cause over $400 billion in damages every year. Recent figures for New Jersey alone place this figure at roughly $800 million. These are real costs and they can significantly impact your ability to focus on recovering. There is no reason you should have to foot the bill for an accident that was caused by someone else. Our seasoned and experienced team will assist with courtroom representation, insurance negotiations, and evidence collection, and we only collect if you win.
The primary differentiator between Uber and Lyft accident claims is that multiple insurance companies may be involved in your ridesharing accident claim. This can make it more difficult to determine who from amongst multiple paying players is responsible for compensating victims. Another difference is that Uber and Lyft have categorized their drivers as independent drivers and not employees, and there are specific liability policies that apply to such workers.
Uber and Lyft accidents that result in injuries typically affect one or more of the following individuals:
Based on the specifics of your accident, our Lyft accident attorney in Brick, NJ can help you file a claim against:
According to Uber, all Uber drivers are required to carry at least $1 million in third-party liability. However, according to New Jersey Revised Statute § 39:5H-10 (2019), ridesharing companies in New Jersey are required to carry $1.5 million in such coverage.
There are, however, specific situations in which this new limit applies, and Uber and Lyft will investigate your case to see whether the new, higher minimum applies or other insurance minimums apply, as below.
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Do not despair after an accident, but do not delay either. It can take time to build a case, and if you were injured in a ridesharing accident, you may be unable to work and may face medical treatment and other expenses. Contact our skilled Brick Uber accident lawyer to file a damages claim so that you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track.
It all depends on the nature and extent of the injuries and/or accident-related losses and damages you suffered. As long as you can connect an injury or loss to an accident, you can include it in your claim. This includes but is not limited to medical treatment expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, lost consortium, reduced earning capacity, and funeral, burial, and/or cremation expenses in the event of a fatality.
We will start by investigating your case to determine who was at fault, and from there, we will gather evidence to substantiate your claim and quantify your losses. We will also determine which insurance policies and limits apply to your case and will represent you in insurance negotiations and the courtroom if your case goes to trial. We will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish and we do not collect unless you win, so contact our team of skilled personal injury and ridesharing accident attorneys for experienced and dedicated assistance with your claim.
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