Like any other motor vehicle on the road, Uber and Lyft ridesharing vehicles can get into accidents. When this happens, injured victims are often left wondering what to do. Who is responsible for compensating accident victims when ridesharing companies are involved? Does the ridesharing driver take all the blame, or are Uber and Lyft somewhat liable for damages? What are the insurance limits for such cases? These are important questions, so you should speak to the experienced East Rutherford Uber accident lawyer with Camili & Capo, PA for assistance with your ridesharing accident case.
Motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious, life-altering losses and damages. From nerve damage and spinal cord injuries to brain damage, broken bones, and more, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States, as per the NHTSA. According to recent figures, with approximately 10,000 vehicle-related fatalities in the first quarter of the year, it is projected that a total of 40,000 accident-related fatalities will occur in the United States by the end of 2022.
Thankfully, many new laws protect victims involved in accidents with ridesharing service providers such as Uber and Lyft. Depending on the severity of your injuries and when and where the accident occurred, you can potentially seek compensation of between $50,000 and $1.5 million or more (these are the mandatory minimums for different accident types). It all depends on who was deemed liable for the accident, whether the at-fault party – such as a ridesharing driver – was logged into their app or transporting or on their way to pick up a passenger, or if other relevant factors apply to your case, such as mechanical failures, driver intoxication, or otherwise.
To maximize your chances of winning the compensation you deserve, it is important to act early. Contact Camili & Capo, PA’s Lyft accident attorney in East Rutherford to learn more about what to do after an accident and how we can help you obtain the evidence needed to secure the compensation you deserve.
Uber and Lyft have both surged in popularity thanks to the convenience they provide – particularly to those who need to get around and cannot do so on their own. However, with so many vehicles and people on the roads at any given time – especially in a heavily populated county such as Bergen County which is home to almost one million people – the chances of being involved in an accident are significantly higher than in many other places.
Like all insurance companies and most for-profit entities, however, Uber and Lyft may have reason to restrict or limit the payout they give you after an accident. This means you are effectively on your own and will have to navigate the relevant driving and insurance laws that apply to your case on your own.
Fortunately, our Lyft accident attorney in East Rutherford, NJ is just a call away. With years of experience handling personal injury and ridesharing accident cases of all time, we will help you:
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At Camili & Capo, PA, we understand that ridesharing services are still slowly maturing and developing. This is one reason our attorneys make sure to stay on top of the new laws, policies, and regulations that are constantly being passed to ensure fairness, transparency, and equity when it comes to rideshare services and accidents involving such services. Our team will leave no stone unturned in working with you to get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and damages. This includes compensation for current and future medical treatment, lost income, pain, suffering, property damage, and even funeral and burial expenses if the accident in question involved a fatality. Do not hesitate to contact our skilled, compassionate, and understanding East Rutherford Uber accident lawyer for assistance with your case.
Yes. Under a law that was passed in 2016, Uber and Lyft drivers are required to carry fixed minimums of insurance. Different minimums apply to different driving scenarios, such as when a driver is logged into their app but not actively transporting a passenger or on the way to pick up a passenger versus when the app is off and the driver is effectively off duty. In some cases, Uber and Lyft and their insurers will likely be liable for your accident, but in some cases, the driver may be unilaterally liable. Speak with our Lyft accident attorney in East Rutherford, NJ to investigate your case and determine which rules and insurance minimums apply to your case.
If someone causes an accident with an Uber or Lyft vehicle in which you are a driver or passenger, then that vehicle’s driver will be primarily responsible for compensating you for all accident-related injuries and losses. However, Uber and Lyft require their contracted drivers to also carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, so even as an Uber or Lyft driver or passenger, you may still be entitled to some compensation from Uber and Lyft, not just the at-fault driver’s insurer.
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