Uber Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in an Uber accident – whether as an Uber driver, passenger, or another party – our lawyers can help you collect.
Uber accidents are often more complicated than other car accidents, but we can quickly determine who is at fault and what you are owed.
Book your free consultation with an Uber accident lawyer at Michael H. Joseph, PLLC serving Greater New York City, NY, today.
Act Now To Protect Your Future
The longer you wait to hire a legal advocate after an Uber or Lyft accident, the more difficult it becomes to gather the evidence needed to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact our New York City Uber accident attorneys today to book a free case review. If we don't win your Uber accident case, you owe us absolutely nothing.
Uber accidents (and Lyft accidents) are more complicated than the average car accident. If you are an Uber passenger, an Uber driver, or another party injured in an accident involving an Uber, you need a law firm that has demonstrated its ability to get the results accident victims need.
Attorney Michael H. Joseph and his team of car accident attorneys serving New York City and the surrounding areas including Westchester, Rockland and Long Island are ready to hear your car accident story. If we take your case, we will begin working in pursuit of the restitution you need following a preventable car accident.
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Insurance Coverage & Rideshare Accidents
In recent years, ride share services, such as Uber and Lyft have gained tremendous popularity in New York City and the surrounding areas. Not suprisingly, more cars on the road providing ride share services has resulted in an increase in accidents. One of the most frequent questions that our New York City Uber accident lawyers are asked is "Who pays the medical bills after an Uber Accident"?
When an Uber or Lyft accident occurs in New York, the driver's rideshare app is an important factor that can determine whose insurance applies. Let's take a closer look:
The Driver Is Not Using the App
When an Uber driver is unavailable to provide rides and is not using the Uber app, the driver's own insurance policy will cover an injured passengers medical bills and lost wages, regardless of fault, up to a certain limit. Lyft drivers are also covered by their personal insurance when the Lyft app is off. The minimum amount of personal injury protection (PIP), also known as no fault coverage insurance you must carry in New York is $50,000. When the driver is at fault for an accident, they can be sued for personal injury damages
The Driver Is Available, But Not Carrying Passengers
When the app is activated and the driver is available to give rides, Uber Technologies, Inc. provides third-party liability coverage for lost wages and medical bills of at least $50,000 and both the driver and the ride sharing service such Uber Technologies Inc., or Lyft can be sued for personal injury damages resulting from a rideshare accident. Lyft maintains similar coverage when the driver is available.
The Driver Has Accepted a Ride Request
When the driver accepts a ride request, Uber Technologies, Inc. has a $1 million third-party liability policy that kicks in. This applies from the moment the ride request is accepted until the trip has ended. Lyft also provides $1 million for third-party auto liability insurance after a ride has been accepted.
So whose insurance company is going to pay for the losses you have suffered as an Uber passenger, Uber driver, or someone else who has been injured in an accident involving an Uber? This will largely depend on who is responsible for the rideshare accident. Once that has been determined, do not expect an easy payout from your own insurance, the responsible party's personal insurance, or Uber's insurance company. The surest way to collect the compensation you deserve is to hire an attorney who can prove who is liable and whose insurance policy should be used to pay your damages.
You Have Three Years to File a Case Get In Touch With an Injury Lawyer
New York allows people injured in an accident up to three years from the date of an Uber accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. More importantly under New York Law to be entitled to medical benefits and lost wages, anyone injured in a car accident has to file a no fault application within 30 days of the accident. When you are trying to cope with physical injury, damage to your vehicle, and other losses, that time will pass quickly. If you have been in any kind of accident involving Uber, get in touch with our NYC car accident lawyers today to book your free consultation. We can prepare and file your no fault application on the same day you meet with us.
You have absolutely nothing to lose by consulting the law firm of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC. Your initial consultation with a NYC personal injury lawyer costs nothing, and our law firm collects no fees unless and until we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf. You can request your consultation online, or call us directly. We have two offices to serve you:
New York: (212) 858-0503
White Plains: (914) 574-8330
Uber Accident FAQ
I was in an accident while riding in an Uber. Should I just take this up directly with Uber?
No. Although you should report the accident to Uber through the app, you should not talk about the accident with anyone who reaches out to you on behalf of Uber or any other party. Remember: insurance is a business, and it benefits them to pay you as little as possible. Hire an attorney and let them speak to the adjustor so that no one minimizes your claim.
Who are all the parties I need to notify of an Uber accident?
As with any accident, once you have called 911 on behalf of any injured persons, your first call should be to the police. Next, call an Uber accident attorney. An injury attorney with Michael H. Joseph, PLLC serving Greater New York City can take care of speaking to all insurance representatives on your behalf to ensure you secure the best possible payout.
I am an Uber driver who was in an accident that was somebody else's fault. Does Uber's insurance policy cover anything for me?Once you have acctivated the Uber or Lyft app, under New York law, all Uber and Lyft drivers are employees, so you are entitled to workers compensation benefits. If you are injured because another party was at fault, you can sue that other party and their insurance company is responsible to compensation you for your injuries. In case, the other driver responsible for the accident is uninsured or under insured, Uber maintains uninsured motorist coverage and under insured motorist coverage for you and your passengers.
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