February 18, 2020
Common Causes of New Jersey Uber and Lyft Accidents
Our team of experienced New Jersey Uber accident attorneys and New Jersey Lyft Accident lawyers handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases involving ridesharing vehicles, such as Uber and Lyft. Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, provide a fast, convenient means of transportation. Unfortunately, they are involved in accidents whereby both drivers and passengers alike may be seriously injured. Common causes of accidents involving Uber or Lyft drivers include:
- Rear-ending another vehicle: often, these drivers are prone to distracted driving, as they are looking for passengers via the app on their cell phone, instead of paying attention to the road and safe driving
- Speeding as the cause of the accident: many drivers are, of course, in a hurry to either pick up a passenger, or get their passengers to their destination
- Unfamiliar with the area: many Uber or Lyft drivers are not from the local area or are out-of-state, and may be focused on looking at their navigation screen to find their destination or looking for their passengers, and therefore, lose focus and cause a crash with another vehicle or pedestrian
Per the New Jersey law pertaining to ridesharing companies, which became effective in May 2017, if you are involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, who was providing a prearranged ride at the time of the accident, there is liability insurance coverage in the amount of at least $1,500,000 for death, bodily injury, and property damage. They must also provide uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $1.5 million, which covers all who occupy the vehicle if another motorist causes an accident and does not have any insurance, or does not have sufficient insurance.
If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, and were seriously injured, you should immediately seek medical attention. You should then contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who has vast expertise in handling motor vehicle accidents. Indeed, many of our clients are unaware of their rights and how their medical bills should be processed.
Contact Our Team of Experienced New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyers
If you have been seriously injured in an Uber-related accident, or lost a loved one in a fatal Uber-related accident, it is important to seek guidance from our experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys, who can answer all your questions and protect your rights soon after the accident. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of car accident cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death claims, and other livery vehicle accidents. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and hold all of the parties responsible, including any ridesharing companies, such as Uber. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Please give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a Free Confidential Consultation. There is never a fee unless you win. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, and Newark.