Uber and Lyft Accidents Lawyers serving Middletown, Howell, Holmdel, Freehold, & all of Monmouth County NJ
Ride sharing services have become increasingly popular in recent years. Uber are Lyft are among the most popular in Monmouth County, New Jersey. With a large bar scene in Belmar, Asbury Park, Long Branch and Red Bank, individuals often turn to Uber for rides after a night out at the bar or club. Lyft vehicles in Monmouth County are typically privately-owned passenger vehicles that are driven by the owners of those vehicles. In other areas of the United States, Uber owned vehicles and Lyft owned semiautonomous vehicles are being used and tested. However, these vehicles are not typically used and or available for rides in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Regardless of the owner of the car being used for ride sharing services, accidents do occur. If you or someone you know have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Monmouth County, call our experienced Monmouth County Personal Injury Lawyers day or night for a free consultation. You can contact us online or by phone at 732-825-6120 for immediate assistance and a free evaluation of your case. Our lawyers handle Uber and Lyft accidents in Monmouth County, NJ, as well as ride sharing accidents occurring throughout New Jersey.
Lyft & Uber Accident Injury Victims Often Recover Full Compensation in Monmouth County, NJ
In New Jersey, a plaintiff can be barred from recovery or their recovery can be limited if the plaintiff is partially responsible for the accident. This is called comparative negligence. The law in New Jersey states that if the plaintiff is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, the plaintiff will be barred from recovery of any civil damages. This means that if a jury finds that the plaintiff is 60 percent at fault for an accident, the plaintiff will not be able to recover any monetary damages. However, if the jury finds that the plaintiff is less than 50 percent responsible for an accident, but still bears some responsibility, the overall amount of damages will be reduced by the percentage at which the plaintiff is at fault.
For example, if the jury finds that the plaintiff suffered $1,000,000.00 in damages but is 10 percent responsible for the accident, the plaintiff’s recovery in the suit will be reduced to $900,000.00. However, in almost all circumstances, a passenger in an Uber or Lyft will not be responsible for the occurrence of an accident, and therefore the overall damages award should be full compensation and not be reduced in any way. Therefore, if $1,000,000.00 in damages are awarded by a jury, the plaintiff should be entitled to the full $1,000,000.00 judgment regardless of the exact circumstances of the Monmouth County Uber accident.
Mandatory Minimum Insurance Coverage for Ridesharing Services in New Jersey
Additionally, Uber accidents are governed by specific insurance minimums that are mandated by the state of New Jersey. Uber vehicles that are engaged in ride sharing services, are required to maintain specific mandatory minimum insurance coverages. The coverage includes at least $1,500,000.00 in liability coverage for death, bodily injury and property damage. Additionally, $10,000.00 in medical payment benefits coverage must also be afforded to each individual who is riding in an Uber.
Contact a Monmouth County Lyft Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation
Regardless of the specific facts and circumstances of the Uber accident, if you or someone you know has been involved in a Monmouth County Uber accident contact our motor vehicle accident lawyers today. Our lawyers represent individuals who have suffered all types of injuries in an Uber accident including injuries such as whiplash or fractures. Our lawyers will take the time to meet with you and discuss the specifics of your case. If you proceed with our firm, we will aggressively represent your interests in court.