New York City Uber Accident Lawyers

In the past decade, Uber has grown into the largest ridesharing company in New York City and across the United States. In recent years, Uber has averaged over 500,000 rides each day in New York City, making it one of the most popular forms of transportation and is expected to keep growing.

Unfortunately, the increase of rideshare vehicles on the busy streets of New York has led to an increase in accidents. Uber accident claims can be challenging, and it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. If you were injured in an Uber accident, call the trusted Uber accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm today.

Do I Need an Attorney After an Uber Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, insurance companies will likely try to pay you less than what you deserve. This alone is an important reason to hire an experienced lawyer from The Barnes Firm. Our team of New York City Uber accident lawyers will provide you the legal representation you deserve and help you get the best result possible for your accident case.

When you choose The Barnes Firm, our Uber accident lawyers will launch a full investigation into your accident – this includes looking into the cause, determining who is responsible for the accident, negotiating with insurance companies, and preparing to take your case to trial if necessary. Don’t accept the first offer from insurance after an Uber accident – instead call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is really worth.

What Causes NYC Uber Accidents?

Uber accidents occur on the busy streets of New York City and the surrounding boroughs daily. The most common causes of Uber accidents in New York City include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Vehicle defects
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Traffic violations

Uber accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but they most commonly happen due to the reasons above. If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, our team of New York City personal injury attorneys are here to help. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Who is Liable in an Uber Accident?

With any car accident, multiple parties can be liable under New York’s comparative fault laws. Under New York State law, you can seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your accident or injuries. This could include:

  • The driver of the Uber
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Bus Drivers
  • Truck Drivers
  • NYC Transit Company

At The Barnes Firm, our team of experienced New York City Uber accident lawyers will review your entire case to determine all parties that are negligent and work hard to help you get the best result possible after your accident.

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How Do I Get Compensated After an Uber Accident?

After an Uber accident, multiple parties can be liable for damages. Uber drivers are required to have personal car insurance, as well as Uber insurance. Determining who is responsible for damages depends on the status of the Uber driver on the app at the time of the crash.

Uber App is Turned Off

If the Uber app is turned off at the time of the crash and the driver is off duty or driving for personal reasons, they are treated like any other driver on the road. In this case, Uber’s insurance policy would not apply as the driver was not working at the time of the accident. You would need to go through the driver’s personal insurance.

Uber App is Turned on and Driver Can Receive Ride Requests

When a driver is logged into the Uber App, they are available to accept passengers, meaning Uber insurance policy does apply in the event of an accident. Since the driver has not accepted a ride, limited coverage is available in the event of an accident:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage coverage per accident

In the event of an Uber accident when the driver has not accepted a ride request, their personal insurance will be the main source of compensation. If your damages exceed this amount, you can recover additional compensation from Uber’s insurance policy.

Uber App is Turned on and Driver has Accepted a Ride or Ride is in Progress

When an Uber driver has accepted a ride or has a passenger in the car, the full $1 million Uber insurance policy can be made available to you under varying circumstances. This policy covers injuries or damages to all drivers and passengers that are injured in the accident whether the Uber Driver or another driver caused the accident. It also provides coverage if an uninsured motorist causes the accident. You will still use the driver and their insurance policy as your main source of compensation, but Uber’s insurance policy will be available if your damages exceed this amount or in the event an uninsured driver caused the collision.

Uber accident claims can be complicated. The knowledgeable New York City Uber accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are available to answer any questions you have regarding your Uber accident, who is responsible, and what damages can be recovered for your injuries.

Injuries Resulting From New York Uber Accidents

Uber accidents can result in serious injuries that may require lifelong treatment. These injuries include:

After an Uber accident, injuries may not show for days or weeks. Therefore, it’s important to seek medical attention after an Uber accident. A medical professional can help identify injuries that may not have symptoms. After seeking medical attention, call an experienced New York City Uber accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. Our team of attorneys will handle the legal aspects so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Damages to Recover After an Uber Accident

Many people believe they can only recover medical expenses after an Uber accident. Hiring a trusted New York City Uber accident attorney at The Barnes Firm can help you recover more than just medical expenses. Our team has successfully recovered the following for clients injured in Uber accidents:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Physical therapy

Statute of Limitations in New York State

The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in New York is three years. This means you have three years from the date of accident, or from the injury discovery, to file a personal injury claim. Our team of Uber accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are available 24/7 following your accident to help you file your personal injury claim.

Call Our Trusted Uber Accident Lawyers for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York City Uber accident, you’ll want an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Call The Barnes Firm today for a FREE case evaluation. Our team of Uber accident lawyers are ready to help you get the best result possible for your accident case.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

 

The team of experienced Uber accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve clients throughout the New York City area including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding neighborhoods.

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New York, NY 10170

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