New Jersey Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
Have You Been Injured In An Uber Or Lyft?
Ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft are becoming more and more popular for effective transportation, but you may not know where to turn if you have been injured by an Uber or Lyft Driver. Finding out who is responsible for your injuries in a ridesharing accident can be very complicated. Even just trying to figure out how to have your medical bills paid after a rideshare accident can be difficult, that is why it is extremely important that you contact an attorney who has experience with this new area of law as soon as possible.
Recently, New Jersey has passed the Transportation Network Company Safety and Regulatory Act, which provides many protections for individuals who have been hurt or injured by a ridesharing driver. We have closely studied this Act and have been able to successfully litigate cases for our clients against some of the biggest ridesharing companies in the world such as Uber. At McKenna Law, we can help you bring a claim against the various insurance companies that may be involved with a Uber or Lyft accident and ensure that you get the fair compensation that you deserve.
- New Jersey Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
- How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Uber Or Lyft Accident Attorney?
- What To Do After A Ride Share Accident?
- Who Can Be Held Responsible For An Uber Or Lyft Accident?
- Types Of Damages You Can Recover In A Uber Or Lyft Accident:
- Can You Sue If Your Uber Crashes? Can You Sue If Your Lyft Crashes?
- Do I Have To Report An Accident To Uber?
- Most Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents:
- Uber Accidents In New Jersey
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Uber Or Lyft Accident Attorney?
We do not believe that it is fair that you would have to pay out-of-pocket for an attorney after you have been involved in an accident. Instead, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront costs and we do not get paid unless you win! Our fee is a percentage of the settlement or verdict that we obtain for you.
What To Do After A Ride Share Accident?
If you have been involved in a ride sharing accident, aside from seeking medical attention, speaking with a well qualified attorney should be the first thing that you do. At McKenna Law, we will immediately perform an investigation to ensure that we obtain and preserve all relevant evidence that you will need in your pursuit of justice. Without consulting with an attorney after an accident, you may lose out on securing that one piece of evidence that is crucial to proving your case. Do not delay in setting up a consultation immediately after an accident, as many pieces of evidence are time sensitive and can be lost for good.
Who Can Be Held Responsible For An Uber Or Lyft Accident?
Ultimately, the individual that caused the car accident is the one who is responsible for the accident. However, if that individual is an Uber or Lyft driver and they are actively participating in a ride sharing program at the time of the accident, Uber and Lyft are likely also liable for the damages. The most important distinction between a normal car accident and a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver is the fact that there are additional or different insurance policies in place that will provide coverage for accidents caused by Uber or Lyft drivers. So, not only would the individual driver be held responsible for the accident, Uber or Lyft could be held responsible as well. A well-aimed investigation into the exact status of the driver at the time of the accident will be determinative of whether or not additional insurance policies will provide coverage and whether or not the Limitation on Lawsuit will be applied against you.
Types Of Damages You Can Recover In A Uber Or Lyft Accident:
Injuries from car accidents can be devastating and can result in many types of damages. We will fight for maximum compensation and, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Pain And Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Loss Of Earning Capacity,
- Future And Past Medical Expenses
- Emotional Distress
Can You Sue If Your Uber Crashes? Can You Sue If Your Lyft Crashes?
If you have been injured as a result of an accident caused by an Uber driver or Lyft driver, you are entitled to be compensated for injuries as a result of the driver’s negligence. Even if you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft and the Uber/Lyft driver causes an accident, you are still entitled to receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering. At McKenna Law, we will aggressively fight on your behalf to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.
Do I Have To Report An Accident To Uber?
It is our recommendation that Uber and/or Lyft should be notified of a pending claim or accident as soon as possible. However, we highly advise that you speak to a qualified attorney prior to speaking with Uber or Lyft. Upon scheduling a free consultation with McKenna Law, we can educate you on the relevant laws and inform you of your available legal remedies. It is never a good idea to provide a written or recorded statement to any insurance or ride share company such as Uber and Lyft prior to speaking with an attorney. These large companies could twist your words and attempt to use what you say against you. Remember, they are seasoned professionals at this! Please do not make this mistake and contact McKenna Law as soon as possible.
Most Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents:
- Distracted Driving
- Excessive Speeding
- Reckless Driving
- Driving Under The Influence
- Unsafe Lane Changes
- Failure To Follow Traffic Device
Uber Accidents In New Jersey
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident, McKenna Law has the experience, resources and ability to help you understand your options and to help guide you through the process. We will aggressively fight to make sure you are compensated for your losses. The statute of limitations only allows for you to file a claim within a limited period of time, so do not wait to contact our office for your free case evaluation.