In populated and developed cities such as Passaic, many people use ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to get around. Thanks to this convenience, the popularity of these ridesharing platforms has soared over the last few years, but so have accidents involving ridesharing drivers. As a result, many new laws have been passed in New Jersey to clarify the legal complications that have arisen from Uber and Lyft accidents. To ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need and deserve after an accident with a ridesharing driver or vehicle, please contact the Passaic Uber accident lawyer with Camili & Capo, PA today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may not know what to do. You may be injured or in shock, and financial compensation may not be the first thing on your mind. However, bodily injuries and accident-related losses and damages can quickly pile up, so it pays to know what to do – and what not to do – after an accident so that your legal rights and options are secured if you do need to eventually file a claim for compensation for your accident-related losses and damages.
After an accident, be sure to:
While all ridesharing drivers are required to carry state-mandated insurance minimums, you can only win full and fair compensation if you act quickly and understand how to go about the accident injury and damages filing process.
At Camili & Capo, PA, our Passaic Uber accident lawyer will work diligently to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by the law for your injuries and losses. We do this by first determining when, where, and how your accident occurred and then filing for compensation as per the relevant insurance policies and coverage limits that apply to your case.
If you were a passenger who was injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or if you were the driver or occupant of a vehicle that was involved in an accident that was caused by an Uber or Lyft ridesharing driver, Uber and Lyft’s minimum coverage limits for these types of accidents are:
If, however, the Uber or Lyft driver who caused your accident was logged into their rideshare application but had not accepted a ride request, they are technically considered to be “off the clock” and you cannot use the insurance limits above for compensation. Instead, you will resort to the following limits:
Our Lyft accident attorney in Passaic, NJ can even help you file for financial compensation if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident as a pedestrian or bicyclist, or even if you are an Uber or Lyft driver yourself and you were involved in an accident that was caused by another motorist – whether they were a ridesharing driver or not.
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Personal injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat, and if you were injured in an accident, you may be unable to work, care for your loved ones, or participate in regular activities you used to enjoy before your accident. If your accident was caused by someone else, you can seek compensation from them and/or Uber or Lyft based on the specifics of your case. Contact our Lyft accident attorney in Passaic, NJ today to learn more about the laws, insurance limits, and claims process for Uber and Lyft accidents so that we can take care of your case for you and you can focus on your physical recovery and getting your life back on track.
Firstly, motor vehicle accidents involving Uber or Lyft directly involve Uber and Lyft since they are the commercial parties providing transportation services to the people who use them. As such, these accidents involve more parties than accidents involving private vehicles and non-commercial drivers. Also, Uber and Lyft accident cases involve Uber and Lyft, their insurers, and the driver’s insurance company, and these companies will all strive to minimize the payout they make to you – if any is even made. This can make seeking compensation for ridesharing accidents particularly difficult. Our Lyft accident attorney in Passaic, NJ thoroughly understands ridesharing and motor vehicle accident laws and will help you navigate the complex and often daunting processes of filing claims and fighting with insurance companies and large corporations.
For lawsuits, you will most likely file suit against the driver since Uber and Lyft drivers are typically classified as independent contractors, not employees. However, depending on the specifics of your case, you may have grounds for filing a direct claim against Uber or Lyft if they were negligent in any way and, for example, onboarded a driver to their platform who posed a serious risk of causing an accident or they failed to properly train or screen a driver who eventually caused an accident. These “corner cases” can be difficult to manage on your own, so it is best to speak to our Lyft accident attorney in Passaic, NJ before moving forward with any accident-related filings or proceedings on your own.
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