In a city such as Morristown which has both urban as well as suburban neighborhoods, accessible and cost-effective transportation options are important for many residents. Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity over the last few years. They allow people who do not own a vehicle of their own or who cannot or do not want to drive themselves to conveniently get around to wherever they need to go. Despite the clear value offered by such services, rideshare vehicles are involved in traffic accidents all the time. If you or a loved one was involved in such an accident, contact Camili & Capo, PA’s Morristown Uber accident lawyer today.
According to figures from the NHTSA and the CDC, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with approximately 40,000 people losing their lives in traffic accidents every year. Figures for non-fatal accidents are just as alarming, with approximately six million accidents of all kinds occurring on US roadways annually.
The costs of these accidents run into the tens of billions of dollars every year, and they have a direct impact on the lives of those involved. Common injuries you can seek compensation for after a traffic accident include:
Treatment costs for these types of injuries can easily surpass $100,000 per case, especially for serious injuries such as TBIs and SCIs.
Other damages you may be able to include in your insurance claim are:
Uber, Lyft, and the insurers that insure them are for-profit entities. They have every reason to deny, limit, and/or restrict the damages and compensation payouts they may be legally obligated to give to victims of accidents for which an Uber or Lyft driver was responsible. Because of this, they may quickly offer you a settlement in the hopes of wrapping up your case and moving on.
However, the injuries outlined above can last a lifetime, and if you accept a settlement, you will not be entitled to future compensation even if you suffer accident-related expenses such as therapy, rehab, or surgical procedures in the future.
You should speak with our Morristown Uber accident lawyer so that we can:
Slip and Fall Accident
Our Lyft accident attorney in Morristown, NJ understands how complicated accidents involving ridesharing companies can be and the many obstacles that innocent victims can face when seeking fair compensation from the at-fault parties whose actions or negligence caused an accident.
Every day counts, particularly when you are hoping to be compensated for financial overheads such as medical treatment and lost income. Our seasoned legal team will leave no stone unturned and our Morristown Uber accident lawyer will fight to get you the outcome you deserve for your case.
We thoroughly investigate every accident to obtain the evidence needed to build a comprehensive and persuasive legal case. We even work with subject matter experts to demonstrate to Uber, Lyft, the insurance companies, and the courts how your accident occurred and how and why the at-fault parties are legally liable. We also have relevant experience in aggressively negotiating settlements and terms with insurers, particularly when they try to settle for less than the full amount you may be entitled to. Contact our Lyft accident attorney in Morristown, NJ today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation and to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensatory and/or punitive damages you deserve.
There is no fixed timeline for personal injury and vehicle accident cases such as Uber and Lyft driving accidents. In general, the time it takes to resolve your claim will depend on multiple factors. These include whether the other party contests liability for the accident (in other words, they do not admit any fault or wrongdoing); the severity of your injuries; and the case evidence you have on hand. If the Uber or Lyft driver and the company accept responsibility for your accident and your damages can be easily determined, we can potentially resolve your claim in as little as a couple of months. However, if the other party denies any responsibility for the accident and claims not to be liable, or if there are disputes regarding the severity of your injuries or the extent of your losses, then a trial may be required, and that can take several months to a few years depending on the schedule of the court.
In most cases, personal injury and vehicle accident attorneys such as our Lyft accident attorney in Morristown, NJ take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you – our client – will not have to pay anything unless and until we recover compensation for you. Legal practices typically receive a predetermined percentage of the total financial payout you receive as legal fees, as well as compensation for case-related expenses such as court filing fees or expert witness expenses.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Meet your team