Recently, Governor Murphy lifted the stay-at-home order that’s been in effect since mid-March. As such, New Jersey residents will be starting to resume normal life for the first time in months. And while Uber has still been in operation, this new order being lifted will undoubtedly result in more Uber transactions. With more cars on the road, the more opportunities there are for car accidents.
If you’re wondering whether or not you can sue Uber, we provide some helpful information below. We will go over various scenarios you may have found yourself in and how an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get started on your claim so you’re fairly compensated.
Can I Sue Uber?
The short answer is, yes, you can sue Uber if you’re injured in an accident. However, the particulars of your situation will determine whether or not you should sue the company itself or the Uber driver.
Learn more about the different scenarios below.
Can I Sue an Uber Driver if I’m not a Passenger?
Suing an Uber driver will depend on whether or not the driver was on the clock. If the Uber driver was off the clock or was on the clock with no passenger, then you would most likely be filing a claim against the driver, not the company. This is because Uber will typically deny any claim that’s filed against them if the driver didn’t have a passenger (or fare) at the time of the accident. On the other hand, if the driver was transporting a passenger at the time of the accident, then Uber’s $1,500,000 policy should apply to your accident and any injuries you sustained as a result.
Can I Sue an Uber Driver if I am a Passenger?
If you’re a passenger in an Uber, you are fully covered by the company’s insurance policy. As noted above, Uber offers $1,500,000 in liability coverage in the case of a motor vehicle accident. In this type of scenario, you will likely file a claim against Uber itself, instead of the driver.
Important Factors to Consider
As you can see, there are several important factors that come into play when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of an Uber accident. For Uber drivers who are technically on the clock but between passengers, they are still required to utilize their own insurance policy in the case of an accident, however, Uber will provide contingency liability coverage. Uber drivers will also be required to rely on their personal insurance policy if they are off the clock at the time of an accident. Just because a car has an Uber sticker on it, doesn’t necessarily mean filing a claim against them will be cut and dry. There are many scenarios involved that are best handled by an experienced attorney who knows how to handle these types of claims.
Contact an East Orange Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Uber Accident Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an Uber accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at CourtLaw represent clients injured because of Uber accidents in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Hoboken, Newark, and throughout New Jersey. Call (732) 442-5900 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 163 Market St., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, as well as offices in New Brunswick, Roselle, East Orange, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Linden, Newark, Paterson, South Amboy, and Trenton.
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