In recent years, rideshare companies such as Uber have exploded in popularity, with users of rideshare platforms able to obtain safe, reasonably-priced, convenient transportation. However, the increasing popularity of Uber has also meant increasing numbers of vehicles on the road driving for the service, and accordingly an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents involving Uber vehicles. Fortunately, new laws have come into effect that ensures Uber accepts responsibility for accidents caused by or involving their vehicles that result in injuries and damage to passengers in an Uber vehicle, occupants of other vehicles, and others on the road. Nevertheless, if you’ve been injured in an Uber or in an accident caused by an Uber vehicle, you may still face significant difficulties and obstacles in getting the compensation you deserve. Let an experienced Paterson Uber accident lawyer from Camili & Capo, PA fight on your behalf to secure a financial recovery for your injuries and damages from Uber and those responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.
Contact Camili & Capo, PA today for a free case review to learn more about how a qualified personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you to recover the financial compensation you need and deserve after you’ve suffered injuries or property damage in an Uber accident.
New Jersey law requires that rideshare companies like Uber provide insurance in the event a vehicle driving for the service is involved in an accident. The availability of insurance depends on what the Uber driver and vehicle are doing at the time of the accident:
When an Uber driver causes an accident, the driver and Uber cannot raise the “verbal threshold” against an injured accident victim who seeks compensation for pain and suffering or lost quality of life.
Even though Uber is required to provide insurance coverage for injuries caused by accidents involving its vehicles, Uber accident victims can still face a struggle in obtaining fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages. Uber and its insurance providers may try to argue that the insurance coverage doesn’t apply for the accident, or that an accident victim’s injuries and losses are not as extensive as they claim.
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After you’ve been in an Uber accident, let Camili & Capo, PA get to work fighting for your rights and interests. Krenar Camili, Esq. and Joseph Capo, Esq. can help you secure a financial recovery in your case by:
The parties responsible for your injuries and damages have adjusters and defense lawyers fighting to limit your compensation. You deserve legal representation from a qualified Paterson Uber accident lawyer who will fight back to protect your rights and interests and that has the expertise and confidence to pursue your claim as far as needed, including all the way to trial, to ensure you receive the outcome you deserve in your case.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle, you may have rights and options to turn to the company for compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact an experienced Paterson Uber accident lawyer from Camili & Capo, PA today for a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation to discuss what kinds of financial recovery you may be entitled to.
If you were a passenger in an Uber that was hit by another negligent or reckless driver, you would turn to that driver and their insurance company for compensation for your injuries. However, if the other driver’s insurance coverage is insufficient to fully compensate you, you may also be entitled to turn to the insurance provided by Uber for compensation under the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in Uber’s policy.
If you’ve been involved in an accident in an Uber or involving an Uber vehicle, you should remember to photograph the accident scene, damage to the vehicles involved in the crash, and any visible injuries you may have suffered. Also, make sure that you or someone else involved in the accident has reported the crash to the police, or you can file a crash report with NJDOT after the accident. You should also notify Uber — if you are a passenger in an Uber, you should also notify the company about the accident. Finally, you should also notify your own car insurance company (if you have one).
The great anxiety that people have when they meet with attorneys is the cost associated with quality legal representation. That’s understandable. But with Camili & Capo, PA, we’re always trying to get top dollar for your injuries, because we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
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