New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys
Uber ride sharing services have become very popular in New Jersey as well as all of the states in the United States and throughout the world. Unfortunately, some Uber drivers are involved in motor vehicle accidents and sometimes their passengers suffer injuries such as whiplash or fractures. When a passenger in an Uber vehicle is injured, the individual has certain rights under New Jersey law. If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our New Jersey car accident attorneys, call our office day or night. Our attorneys are here to help.
An Uber accident can occur in various different circumstances. If an individual is a passenger in an Uber and the Uber is involved in a car accident with another vehicle, the passenger may have a right to file an action against the individual who was operating the Uber as well as the driver of the vehicle that was involved in the accident with the Uber. This will obviously depend upon the specific circumstances of the accident. The passenger of the vehicle would need to establish that either the driver of the Uber o=r the driver of the other vehicle or vehicles breached their duty to operate their respective vehicles in a safe and lawful manner and caused injury or damage.
Do Uber Cars Carry insurance?
In New Jersey, Uber drivers must be insured up to certain limits. Under New Jersey law, a driver of an Uber when logged on to the transportation network and providing a prearranged ride, must maintain the following coverages:
- primary automobile liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,500,000 for death, bodily injury, and property damage;
- primary automobile insurance for medical payments benefits in an amount of at least $10,000 per person per incident, which shall only apply to and provide coverage for the benefit of the transportation network company driver; and
- uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to the extent required pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1968, c.385 (C.17:28-1.1 in an amount of at least $1,500,000
This means that under this law, if you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle, the Uber will need to maintain insurance of up to $1,500,000.00 dollars. However, the mandatory coverage for medical bills is only $10,000.00. It is therefore important to contact an experienced attorney if you are injured in an Uber accident. Call our New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys and we will help answer all of your questions.
Are Uber Passengers Subject To the Lawsuit Limitation?
In New Jersey, many individuals are subject to the limitation on lawsuit. The limitation on lawsuit limits an individual’s ability to file a lawsuit if they are injured in a motor vehicle accident. This limitation is found in an individual’s motor vehicle insurance policy. The limitation on lawsuit law essentially states that an individual who carries car insurance must use their own car insurance policy to cover medical bills if they are involved in an accident. This provision applies regardless of fault. In exchange, car insurance rates were reduced and individuals gave up certain rights in regard to filing lawsuits when a motor vehicle accident occurs. However, because a passenger who is involved in an Uber accident does not have no fault insurance available to them, they will not be subject to the limitation on lawsuit provision which applies to many other motor vehicle accidents.
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If you have been involved in an Uber accident and would like to speak to one of our Uber Accident Attorneys, call our office or start on a chat on this webpage. Our attorneys will take the time to meet with you and discuss your options. Our initial consultation is free. If you hire our firm, our lawyers will obtain the police report, use an investigator, if necessary, to obtain statements or take any applicable photographs. Our lawyers will then aggressively represent your interests in a lawsuit fighting for you. Our firm will not be paid a legal fee unless we successfully recover money on your behalf.