While ridesharing services have grown in popularity in recent years, accidents involving these vehicles have increased in frequency as well. This includes fatalities. Depending on how and when your ridesharing accident occurred, different New Jersey laws and different Uber/Lyft compensation tiers may apply. It can be difficult to navigate these rules and laws and file a claim while recovering from an accident or caring for an injured loved one, so contact our Toms River Uber accident lawyer for dedicated and skillful assistance and representation for your case.
You can only file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurers if very specific conditions apply to your accident. For example, a driver can only file a claim if they were logged into their app and carrying a passenger when the accident occurred, or they were on the way to pick up a passenger or they were waiting for a ride request. If they were logged out of the app and an accident occurs, then the accident will be treated as a regular, non-ridesharing accident.
Parties that were struck by an Uber or Lyft driver can seek compensation if the Uber or Lyft driver was at fault. Again, whether the driver was carrying someone, whether you – as the injured party – were a passenger in the ridesharing vehicle or were, for example, a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another road user will all come into play when determining which insurance policies apply to your case and how much you can recover for your accident-related losses and damages.
Anything that can cause a regular vehicle accident can also cause a ridesharing accident. These factors include:
If there is proof that any of these factors either caused or contributed to your accident, we can help you determine not just the precise cause of your accident but also whether your personal auto insurer and/or Uber or Lyft’s insurers are liable for compensating you.
Not just anyone can drive for Lyft or Uber. Uber and Lyft drivers are expected to meet or surpass very specific qualification criteria. This applies to both drivers as well as their vehicles.
Some of the qualification criteria used by Uber and Lyft to assess drivers who want to drive for money include the driver’s age and experience, the age of their vehicle, and the results of a background check. Despite these measures, however, accidents still happen, and this is why Uber and Lyft provide accident insurance. Winning compensation after an accident can take time, however, even though you may need money right away to pay for treatments and provide for your family while your case is underway.
That being said, our Toms River Uber accident lawyer can help you file a claim and seek compensation for any and all accident-related losses and damages, including:
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Gathering evidence such as the official police report of your accident, photos and video footage of the accident, and driver or bystander statements can be difficult, especially if you are unfamiliar with ridesharing accident laws or were injured in an accident and are still recovering. Furthermore, fairly and accurately quantifying your losses can also be challenging and may require expert testimony. Our Lyft accident attorney in Toms River, NJ has the experience, networks, and legal knowledge needed to gather evidence, build a case, and aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies so that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our Toms River Uber accident lawyer today to get started with a free initial consultation.
It all depends on the extent and severity of your losses and the insurance rules that apply to your case. If you only suffered minor injuries or losses in an accident, your compensation payout will be commensurately low. If, however, you sustained serious, long-term injuries, your payout will likely be higher. Correctly quantifying your losses and assigning them a dollar figure is an important part of the claims process, so you must speak to an experienced Toms River Uber accident lawyer with Camili & Capo, PA for assistance with handling your case. The long-term losses and bills associated with an accident and the treatments you may require can quickly spiral out of control, so leave nothing to chance and have your case reviewed by a seasoned attorney today.
Even in this case, you can file a claim. Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, as well as property damage and personal injury coverage. Whether you are injured as an Uber or Lyft driver, an Uber/Lyft passenger, a bystander, or as another road user who was struck by an Uber or Lyft driver, you have recourse to compensation and should speak with our Lyft accident attorney in Toms River, NJ for assistance.
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