Newark Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocate on Behalf of Clients Who’ve Been Injured in Newark Uber/Lyft Accidents
In a large city like Newark, many residents rely on rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft to help them get to work or to school or to provide convenient transportation for a night or, or to provide a means of vehicular transportation if a person does not own a vehicle. However, even though these services can provide easy transportation options, they can also create legal complexity when rideshare vehicles are involved in an accident. Fortunately, recently adopted laws and regulations have helped protect innocent victims of Uber/Lyft accidents.
For more than three decades, the Newark attorneys of CourtLaw have fought to protect the rights and interests of injured victims throughout Newark and the state of New Jersey. With an exclusive focus on personal injury cases, our legal team has developed an in-depth and unique knowledge and expertise in successfully pursuing financial recovery on behalf our clients.
Contact us today to set up an initial case evaluation to go over your legal rights and options and to learn more about how our experienced attorneys may be able to help you maximize the value of your case.
What Should You Do after Being Involved in an Uber/Lyft Accident?
After you have been in an Uber/Lyft accident in Newark, you may not know exactly what to do. As a result, you may accidentally cause yourself to lose out on important rights or compensation in a later legal claim that you bring. Following your accident, you should take the following steps to help protect your legal rights and options:
- Contact 911 or police. Calling 911 will summon emergency medical services if someone is hurt or in distress. The police will come to the scene to investigate and prepare an accident report. Be sure to later obtain a copy of this report from the police department
- Take photos or video of the accident scene with your cell phone, if possible. In particular, try to photograph the damage to the vehicles, the perspectives of the drivers immediately before the accident, the traffic controls at the scene of the accident, and traffic, road, lighting, or weather conditions at the time of the accident
- Get contact and insurance information for each of the drivers involved in the accident. Also take down the contact information for any eyewitnesses.
- Contact the rideshare company. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft that was involved in an accident, you can contact the rideshare company through a link on your mobile application to report your accident
- Follow up with your doctor, even if you don’t feel like you were injured. It can take days or even weeks to feel pain from injuries you suffered in the accident, but a physician may be able to promptly diagnose your injuries, so that you have a more persuasive claim that they were caused by the accident
If you give a statement to someone about the accident, such as an investigating police officer or an insurance adjuster, you should remember to simply stick to the facts of the accident as you remember them. Don’t try to assign blame or offer an apology — these statements may later be used against you to reduce the value of your claim or outright deny your claim.
Experienced Newark Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyers from CourtLaw Develop Winning Legal Strategies for Our Clients’ Cases
At CourtLaw, our attorneys understand the complexities that Uber/Lyft accidents can pose for our clients. That is why we stay up-to-date with the new laws and regulations that are frequently introduced to govern the rideshare industry and with developments in case law involving Uber/Lyft accidents. We make sure that we know what it takes to get you maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Schedule a No-Obligation Case Evaluation with CourtLaw Today to Discuss Your Rights and Options
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an Uber/Lyft accident in Newark that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. Let a knowledgeable Uber/Lyft accident attorney help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. Contact CourtLaw for a free initial consultation with one of our Newark Uber/Lyft accident lawyers to learn more about your legal rights and options and about how our firm can help you secure the best possible result in your case.
About Newark, NJ
Newark is a city located in Essex County, NJ. Newark is both the county seat and the most populous city in the state of New Jersey. Newark is one of the country’s most important transportation and shipping hubs, with Port Newark-Elizabeth being the primary container shipping terminal for the East Coast. In addition, numerous multinational corporations have their headquarters in Newark, including Prudential, PSEG, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Audible.com, and IDT Corporation. Newark is also home to campuses for several institutions of higher education, including Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber/Lyft Accidents in Newark, NJ
The reality is that most Uber/Lyft accident claims, like all other kinds of motor vehicle accident cases, are resolved long before trial or even before the claim sees the inside of a courtroom. Instead, most cases are resolved through negotiated settlement, in which you resolve your claims against those responsible for your injuries and damages in exchange for fair and full compensation. Although we work diligently to obtain a settlement of your case so that you can get the compensation you need as soon as possible, we will not hesitate to pursue your case in court when fair and full compensation through negotiated settlement is not possible and a lawsuit represents the best option for getting you the recovery you deserve.
If you’ve been involved in an Uber/Lyft accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as past and future medical expenses to treat your injuries, lost income and earning potential if your injuries keep you out of work, and pain and suffering and lost quality or enjoyment of life when your injuries cause you agony or distress or where they disable you from doing the things you did prior to your accident.