When you set up your Uber account, you went through an application, and before it was over, you probably checked a box saying that you agreed to Uber’s Terms of Service. And you’ve probably checked boxes in messages from Uber saying that you agreed to the updated Terms of Service. Did you read those terms? Most people don’t. If you did, did you understand them?
Recently, a judge in Hudson County ruled that three Uber riders whose driver was involved in an accident were bound by Uber’s Terms of Service, even though the riders never agreed to them and didn’t know what they were agreeing to. One of the things they unwittingly agreed to included waiving the right to arbitrate almost any claim they might have against Uber. Their Uber driver came from New York City and had substantially less insurance than New Jersey law requires. When the riders sued Uber, the rideshare company said they couldn’t because of an arbitration provision hidden in the Terms of Service.
So, at least according to one judge, when you accept an Uber ride, you give up your right to go to court and have a jury hear your case. CourtLaw disagrees, and we’re in the Appellate Division now trying to protect consumers’ important constitutional right to a jury trial and to keep Uber from taking that away from you. It’s a tough fight, but it’s worth it—for you.
Contact a Perth Amboy 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 in Uber accidents in Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, elsewhere in Middlesex County, and throughout New Jersey.
Call 732-442-5900 or go to the Courtlaw website at https://www.courtlaw.com/contact/ to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 163 Market Street, Perth Amboy, as well as offices in Jersey City, New Brunswick, Roselle, East Orange, Elizabeth, Linden, Newark, Paterson, and Trenton.
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