Millions of people depend on Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services as their primary method of transportation. When using one of these services, passengers trust that the drivers will get them to their destinations safely. However, many passengers are injured in Uber accidents every year. Just like any other car accident, passengers who are involved in Uber accidents can sustain very serious and life-impacting injuries. The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder have decades of experience assisting victims of negligent driving to receive the compensation they need for these damages. If you were injured in an Uber accident and wish to speak with our lawyers, contact our firm today.
Passengers have a right to a safe and routine Uber ride to their destination. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an Uber accident, you can turn to the dedicated Rockland County auto accident lawyers from our firm for assistance.
Uber accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common causes of these accidents are as follows:
Uber provides different levels of liability coverage for its drivers and passengers, depending on the status of the ride. When the driver is offline or not using the Uber app, they are responsible for their own personal auto insurance. When the driver is online and available for a ride request, but has not accepted one yet, Uber provides $75,000 for bodily injury per person, $150,000 for bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. When the driver has accepted a ride request and is on the way to pick up the passenger, or has a passenger in the vehicle, Uber provides $1.25 million for bodily injury and property damage per accident, as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
You should also understand that Uber’s liability coverage system may vary based on jurisdiction, such as in New York City, so you need an attorney in your corner who is familiar with these complex claims and can effectively handle yours.
Additionally, you should understand that Uber will not automatically pay for your damages if you are injured in an Uber accident. You still need to prove that the Uber driver was at fault for the accident, and that you suffered damages as a result. Uber may also try to deny or reduce your claim by arguing that the driver was not acting within the scope of their contract, or that you were partly to blame for the accident. For this reason, you need a competent Uber accident lawyer in your corner who can help you maximize your chances of recovering compensation for your claim.
If you are injured in an Uber accident in New York, you have a limited time to file a claim for compensation. This time limit is called the statute of limitations, and it varies depending on the type of claim you are filing. Generally speaking, you will have three years from the date of your accident to file your claim, however, you should not wait this long–it is always best to file your claim as soon after your accident as you can. Our firm stands ready to help you today.
Uber accidents are complex cases that require legal knowledge and guidance. If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, you should contact our qualified Rockland County Uber accident lawyers today.