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Uber Accidents

If you’ve been involved in an accident involving an Uber, Lyft or other ridesharing service you know just how jolting this experience can be. Rideshare passengers expect to arrive at their destination safely, and shouldn’t have to worry about what would happen if your Uber driver is involved in an accident. Getting into an accident with an Uber is very different and more complicated than a typical car accident.

If you or a loved one is injured in an Uber accident, your focus should be on getting back on the road to recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for that recovery. Not to mention, the headache of dealing with work and insurance companies. All of this uncertainty brings additional stress to an already frustrating situation.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have substantial liability policies on their drivers, but sifting through the rules and laws regarding how these policies work can be complicated. The rideshare company may even try to contact you for a statement. Never sign anything or give a statement to Uber without consulting a lawyer. 

You need a team of legal experts handling all these headaches for you. An experienced team with your best interest in mind, dedicated to winning your case and getting you the maximum available financial compensation possible. 

At Dimian & Masterpalo, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers, rideshare services, and insurance companies accountable to the fullest extent. When you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200

The accident laws of New Jersey entitle victims to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disfigurement or injuries. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash involving an Uber, you deserve the maximum available financial compensation to cover you during this time of need. 

Unfortunately, many accident victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Insurance companies are known to offer lowball coverage that barely addresses your needs, sometimes even refusing to cover some of the damages. A legal claim greatly improves your case with insurance and work. Research shows that accident victims who choose to retain an attorney typically receive three times as much compensation compared to those who do not have legal counsel or representation at their side. 

Our New Jersey accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights. At Dimian & Masterpalo, we believe in exceptional client care – you can count on us working tirelessly to win your case and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Dimian & Masterpalo?

Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys at Law specializes in accident cases in New Jersey. We have a proven track record dating back to 2012 – helping thousands of people just like you win their case and move forward after sustaining an injury caused by another’s negligence. With 98% of our business coming from auto accident victims, we are expertly equipped to address any and all complicated legal issues your case might present.

We are the best accident lawyers in New Jersey – not only because of our success rate and experience, but also because of how we treat our clients. At Dimian & Masterpalo, our main focus is to assure you get the individual attention and expertise required to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. From the moment of the accident through the entire litigation process, Dimian & Masterpalo are there to advise you every step of the way.

And when you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. Our fees are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.

Dimian & Masterpalo is ready to serve you with premiere legal representation through unmatched client service, uncompromised professional integrity, and dedication in the field of law as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes Uber And Lyft Accidents Unique?

Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing service accidents may appear similar to regular car accidents, but they are treated very differently in the eyes of the law. The New Jersey legislature has created an entirely new law that applies when a motor vehicle accident involves an Uber or Lyft driver. Under this law, Uber and Lyft drivers are subject to a specific set of insurance requirements that imposes different insurance rules depending upon whether or not the driver is carrying a passenger at the time of the accident. In general, the rules fall into three categories:

  • Passenger is present in vehicle. When an Uber/Lyft driver is carrying a passenger, the driver is required to have purchased insurance that will cover up to $1.5 million in bodily injury, property damage or death, as well as $10,000 worth of medical coverage.
  • Looking for a passenger. If the Uber/Lyft driver does not have a passenger in the car, but has their ridesharing app operating so that the driver is looking for a passenger, the new law requires $50,000 worth of bodily injury or death coverage per person, $100,000 worth of bodily injury or death coverage per accident, and $25,000 in property damage coverage.
  • Uber/Lyft app is turned off. If the driver’s ridesharing app is turned off so that they are not actively seeking work, the new insurance requirements do not apply and the driver’s own personal insurance policy must cover damages.

 

What If I’m An Uber Driver?

Uber and Lyft require that you report the details of an accident to them shortly after the accident occurred. This gives them an opportunity to investigate and reach out to any victims, if necessary. There might also be unique liability issues involved if you were the driver, which you should discuss with an experienced lawyer.

Uber’s insurance coverage only kicks in if the accident took place while you were either looking for a passenger, en route to pick up a passenger, or driving with a passenger in the vehicle. It does not apply if the Uber app was turned off – your personal insurance coverage will then be applied.