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Jersey City Uber Accident Attorney

Injured in an Uber Accident? We Can Help You. No Fee Unless We Win. Our team of personal injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey.

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Jersey City Uber Accident Attorney

We proudly represent injured clients throughout New Jersey

Uber is a service that can be described in numerous ways. Some people call it a taxi cab service while others think of it as a limousine service. From a legal standpoint, they are not any kind of transportation provider. You might find this unusual because they are supposed to be a service which arranges for you to get rides to your destinations. However, Uber does not employ any of the drivers who give people these rides. These drivers are merely independent contractors who earn a commission for the rides they give people through Uber.

Here’s how Uber works. Ordinary people who want to make extra money will apply on the Uber website or app to be a commission-based driver in their local area. Anyone looking for a taxi ride will also need to sign up with Uber, but as a customer. Whenever the customer needs a ride somewhere, they pull out their Uber mobile app and request a ride. Uber will then notify one of their drivers to give that customer a ride.

In a way, Uber acts as a dispatcher between the freelance “taxi drivers” and the customers who need rides. But what you need to remember is that Uber is not a transportation company. Their drivers work on contract, which means they are not official representatives of Uber. Therefore, if an Uber driver were to give you a ride somewhere and they get into an accident, you would not be able to file a lawsuit against Uber. The liability for your personal injuries falls on the driver only.

New Jersey Liability Issues Surrounding Ridesharing Services

If Uber can be described as anything, it would be described as a ridesharing service. This is a different kind of service than a taxi riding service. Ridesharing is like a professional carpool where the driver picks up multiple people in a short amount of time and drops them off at their requested destinations. In a taxi cab, the passenger doesn’t typically share rides with anyone else because a company owns the taxi cab and is providing a service directly to their customer. Not only that, the company has more liability for the safety of its customers. Ridesharing services like Uber do not have this liability.

The law has still not clearly defined whether ridesharing companies are liable for the personal injuries suffered by their passengers. One thing is for sure, drivers need to have commercial auto insurance if they are working as a paid driver. If they only have personal auto insurance and a passenger sues them, the driver’s auto insurance is not going to pay their claim. A passenger could still file a lawsuit and win compensatory damages, but it doesn’t mean those damages will ever be paid.

Getting Compensation from Uber

Uber accident victims have the legal right to sue whichever person or company they want. Just because Uber will claim they are not a transportation service, it doesn’t mean that you can’t sue them in court if an Uber driver causes your injuries. As an Uber passenger, you may not realize that Uber requires all their drivers to carry their own insurance coverage. In addition, Uber takes out a separate insurance policy for each driver which provides up to $1 million in coverage. Therefore, if you get injured in an Uber-related accident, you could receive up to $1 million in damages to cover your medical bills and other expenses.

Do not expect your legal case against Uber to be so easy. Even though they purchase excess liability insurance coverage for each of their drivers, Uber may not be so quick to compensate you for your injuries. For example, if an Uber driver gets into an accident and you suffer a damaged spinal cord, Uber may look for a way to deny any responsibility in the case. Perhaps the Uber driver forgot to log into their Uber account through the app before they took you out for a ride. In this case, Uber might say the driver was not technically contracting for them when the accident took place. These are the kinds of hurdles that you will face in an Uber accident related lawsuit.

Talk to a Jersey City Uber Accident Attorney

When you have been injured in an Uber accident, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should file a lawsuit immediately after it happens. Remember that New Jersey is a state which has mandated a no-fault insurance system. This requires victims of all accidents to file an insurance claim and use their personal injury protection coverage first to pay their medical expenses. But if your medical expenses exceed the amount of coverage that your insurance will provide, then you can seek compensatory damages for the balance in court.

We know the laws surrounding Uber accidents are a bit complex. Many states are still trying to figure out where the liability truly lies in these ridesharing accident cases. For now, they are typically handled on a case-by-case basis. So, do not feel discouraged if you think your personal injury claim will never succeed. An experienced Jersey City Uber accident attorney will work tirelessly to figure out the best way to get you the compensatory damages for your injuries.

If you hire one of our Jersey City Uber accident attorneys, they will review all the reports and documentation surrounding your Uber accident injury case. They will investigate the driver’s background, the driver’s insurance coverage, Uber’s insurance coverage on the driver, the circumstances surrounding the accident and more. In many cases, the accident may have been caused by another driver on the road. This means that the Uber driver and company may not even be to blame. If so, we can make that determination and create a feasible argument in court on your behalf for compensatory damages and possibly punitive damages too.

In New Jersey, you only have two years to file a lawsuit against the driver or Uber. The best thing you can do is call 201-798-8000 as soon as possible and seek free legal advice on what you should do. If it looks like you have a good case to file a lawsuit, our attorney will be happy to take on your case and fight for your rights in court.
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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.