New Jersey RideShare Accident Lawyer
Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney in Camden County, NJ Fighting on Behalf of Accident Victims in Voorhees as well as Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the transport industry. In fact, many people in New Jersey prefer this form of transportation as they find it very convenient. Some even consider rideshares as the safest way to get to their destinations. However, like any other motorist, Uber and Lyft drivers are exposed to all the risks involved in driving. Like any other motorists, they can be involved in an accident. If you have been injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver, it is in your best interests to seek the guidance of an experienced New Jersey rideshare accident lawyer.
Pursuing compensation for damages in accidents involving rideshare drivers can be complex. There are various factors to consider when determining who can be held liable for the resulting damages. The experienced and knowledgeable team at Garber Law, P.C. will review your case and work out where liability lies. We will weigh the options available to you and provide you with an effective strategy to pursue compensation.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney in Camden County, NJ, and get started with pursuing the compensation that is rightly yours.
Insurance Cover for Rideshare Drivers in New Jersey
One of the biggest complications that arise when seeking compensation for an accident involving a rideshare driver is who to hold liable for your damages. Unlike taxi companies and other companies in the transport industry, rideshare companies do not hire rideshare drivers. Rideshare drivers aren’t on the payroll of the companies they drive for. They are considered independent contractors. According to these companies, the rideshare companies only provide the platform that connects the drivers with their customers.
This, however, does not absolve rideshare companies from responsibility when an accident occurs. New Jersey enacted laws with the goal of protecting its citizens when involved in an accident involving a rideshare driver. These laws require rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber to maintain insurance coverage for their drivers. This insurance coverage, however, only applies when the driver is on the clock i.e. they are logged into the app and not using the vehicle for their own purposes.
If an accident occurs and the rideshare driver is not logged into the app, the rideshare company’s insurance policy will not apply. You would have to pursue compensation from the driver’s personal insurance policy.
If the rideshare driver was logged into the app and actively seeking customers, the rideshare company’s insurance policy will apply. This includes coverage of up to $50,000 per injury per person, coverage for property damage as well as a personal injury coverage of up to $100,000 per accident. If the driver accepts a request from an app user, the policy cover increases to $1.5 million.
At Garber Law, P.C., we’ll fight to recover maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney in Camden County, NJ.
Establishing Liability in a Rideshare Accident
Establishing liability is vital for recovering compensation in rideshare accidents. Injured parties may do this through:
- Photos taken of the accident scene and injuries suffered
- Police reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Traffic camera recordings
- Medical records
- The rideshare drive’s logs.
The experienced team at Garber Law, P.C. will get started on your case right away. We will obtain the records necessary to support your case. You can rely on our experience and commitment to secure a favorable outcome for you.
Contact Garber Law, P.C. to Schedule Free Consultation with an Experienced New Jersey RideShare Accident Lawyer
There are various legal complications that arise when an accident involves a rideshare driver. It can be a challenge to pursue compensation for damages incurred as a result of the accident. It is vital that you seek the guidance and representation of an experienced New Jersey rideshare accident lawyer.
Contact Garber Law, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney in Camden County, NJ. We will review your case for free and help you understand your rights and options. You can rely on our experience and dedication to fight for the most favorable outcome in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions about RideShare Accidents in New Jersey
If you were injured in an accident while you were an Uber passenger, you can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries. It is rare that personal injury claims such as these go to trial. In many instances, these cases end with a settlement.
The team at Garber Law, P.C. will negotiate on your behalf to secure a just settlement for your damages. However, if we are unable to reach a reasonable settlement through negotiations, we are prepared to represent you at trial. Our attorneys have successfully represented many accident victims at trial. You can trust us to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years. This is counted from the date of the accident. If you fail to file your claim within this period, you may not be able to pursue compensation for your damages. It is important to note that there are some exceptions to the rule. For example, if you were a minor at the time of the accident, the statute of limitations for you will begin when you turn 18.
It is therefore important to begin the process of seeking compensation as quickly as possible after the accident. Contact Garber Law, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorney in Camden County, NJ, and get started with seeking compensation for your damages.
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