New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys
Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyers in New Jersey
Uber and Lyft ride sharing services have become very popular in New Jersey and throughout the United States and the world. Unfortunately, some Uber and Lyft drivers are involved in motor vehicle accidents and sometimes their passengers suffer sever injuries such as whiplash or fractures. When a passenger in an ride sharing 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 at (732)-810-0336 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our attorneys are here to help fight for compensation for your injuries.
How Ride Sharing Accidents Happen in NJ
An Uber or Lyft accident can occur in various different circumstances. If an individual is a passenger in a car used for ride sharing and the vehicle is involved in an 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 Lyft. This will obviously depend upon the specific circumstances of the accident. The passenger of the vehicle would need to establish that either the Uber or Lyft driver or 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 Ubers & Lyfts Carry Insurance in New Jersey?
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 a ride sharing vehicle, the Uber or Lyft 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 car accident involving a Lyft or Uber. Call our highly respected New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys and we will answer all of your questions. The initial consultation and our representation will cost you nothing if we don’t recover compensation on your behalf.
Are there Limitations on Uber and Lyft Accident Lawsuits?
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.
Seek Compensation for Lyft & Uber Accident Injuries in NJ
If you have been involved in an Uber accident or a Lyft accident and would like to speak to one of our dedicated NJ Ride Sharing Accident Attorneys, call our loca New Jersey offices now at (732)-810-0336 or start on a chat. Our attorneys will take the time to meet with you and discuss your options. Our initial consultation is free. If you hire our New Jersey injury 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.