East Orange Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer
Aggressive East Orange Personal Injury Attorneys Advocate for the Rights of Victims of Uber/Lyft Accidents
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have skyrocketed in popularity among the residents of East Orange and the surrounding communities. These services can provide easy and convenient transportation for work, school, or recreation, especially for those people who don’t have a vehicle of their own. Despite the value that rideshare services can bring, they can also easily create legal complications when one of their vehicles gets into an accident that causes injury or property damage.
For more than three decades, the attorneys of CourtLaw have helped our clients navigate the process of pursuing claims for compensation for injuries and damages. Our firm exclusively handles personal injury cases, so we have a unique perspective and extensive experience in getting injured victims the financial recovery they need and deserve. We bring the full extent of our team’s expertise to bear on each of our client’s cases, no matter how large or small. You are never just another client or case number to us. We strive to be open and accessible to you, and to make it easy for you to talk to us about your case and your questions.
Contact us today to set up a no-cost initial case evaluation with a knowledgeable East Orange Uber/Lyft accident attorney to go over your legal options and the process of pursuing monetary compensation for your injuries and damages.
Who Is Responsible for Injuries from an Uber/Lyft Accident?
Given the legal complications that were created when Uber and Lyft vehicles got into accidents, the laws in New Jersey have recently changed to ensure that injured victims of Uber/Lyft accidents get the full compensation they need for serious or catastrophic personal injuries and property damage.
Under New Jersey law, Uber and Lyft drivers are required to be insured in the following minimum amounts:
- If, at the time of an accident, the driver has accepted a ride request and is going to pick up a passenger, or has a passenger in the vehicle, there must be at least $1.5 million in bodily injury and property damage coverage, at least $10,000 per person in primary medical coverage, and at least $1.5 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
- If the driver is merely logged into the mobile application but does not have an active ride request at the time of the accident, there must be primary liability insurance in the amount of $50,000 per person, $100,000 per incident, in addition to $25,000 in property damage coverage and personal injury protection benefits and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage as required by statute
These insurance coverages are typically provided through the rideshare company. If a rideshare driver is not logged into the mobile application at the time of an accident, his or her personal auto insurance policy applies.
How CourtLaw Will Pursue the Results You Deserve in Your East Orange Uber/Lyft Accident Case
At CourtLaw, our East Orange Uber/Lyft accident attorneys vigorously pursue maximum compensation for our clients who have been injured through no fault of their own. Our legal team will use our extensive experience in motor vehicle accidents and rideshare accidents in particular to determine who was at fault for the accident and identify the parties that may be liable to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Where necessary, we work with experts in engineering, medical, vocational, and financial fields to build an effective case establishing both liability and your damages. We aggressively pursue compensation you are entitled to, never backing down when insurance companies try to deny liability or damages, until we can get you every dollar of compensation you fairly deserve.
Schedule a Case Evaluation with a Knowledgeable East Orange Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney from CourtLaw Today
Being injured in an Uber/Lyft accident through no fault of your own shouldn’t leave you having to deal with piling medical bills while you lose out on income from missed work while you recover from your injuries. Our experienced East Orange Uber/Lyft accident lawyers can help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve from those at fault for your accident and injuries. Contact our firm today to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options following your accident and about how having a dedicated, experienced attorney on your side can make the difference in your case.
About East Orange, NJ
East Orange is a city in Essex County, NJ, the state’s 20th most populous municipality following the 2010 Census. A suburb of Newark, NJ and New York City, East Orange was formed in 1806 following the community’s secession from the adjacent city of Newark (the community was originally known as “Newark Mountains”).
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber/Lyft Accidents in East Orange, NJ
Uber and Lyft drivers must frequently deal with more distractions than the average motorist. Rideshare drivers are constantly looking at the rideshare application on their phone for ride requests and turn-by-turn navigation. Drivers are also looking out for their passengers when making a pick-up and looking for destinations when dropping them off; drivers must also spend some of their attention on their passengers, whether simply to make pleasant conversation during the ride or if they believe a passenger poses a safety risk. With less of their attention on the road, Uber/Lyft drivers can face greater risks of getting into an accident.
If you are a driver who was hit by an Uber or Lyft, the first thing you should do is call the authorities to request medical assistance if someone has been injured, or to request a police officer come and prepare a police accident report. Be sure to get the name, license, contact, and insurance information from the Uber/Lyft driver. Also try to take photos or video of the accident, including damage to the vehicles, traffic controls at the scene, weather and road conditions, and any other relevant details. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident to diagnose any injuries you may have suffered. Finally, you should talk to an Uber/Lyft accident attorney about your rights and to have someone initiate a claim on your behalf.