Jefferson Uber Accident
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Jefferson Uber Accident
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Jefferson Uber Accident Attorneys

Jefferson’s population appreciates the ability to call an Uber when they need to travel somewhere for work, entertainment, and medical appointments. Having someone drive you to your destination without worrying about parking or heavy traffic, is a convenient, worry-free alternative to taking your vehicle.

Driving anywhere these days is not without risk. Accidents can and do happen anytime, anywhere, and for numerous reasons, such as speeding, tailgating, or ignoring the rules of the road.

If you are seriously injured in an Uber accident do not wait to contact an experienced Jefferson Uber accident attorney at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to preserve evidence, find eyewitnesses, and assess the seriousness of your injuries. All this information is needed to file a lawsuit and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Uber Accident Causes in New Jersey

Users like Uber for its ease in connecting them to available drivers to transport them to their chosen destination: work, school, airports, restaurants, and other locations.

While Uber may be convenient for drivers earning a wage and passengers needing a ride, traveling in an Uber is not without the risk of being involved in an accident. Most, if not all Uber drivers are at risk of being involved in a crash for the very same reasons a non-Uber driver may get into an accident.

For instance, the following actions by an Uber driver could result in a passenger being injured:

  • Driving while distracted by the Uber booking application or other e-device
  • Speeding
  • Driving recklessly.
  • Poor road conditions.
  • Running stop signs and other traffic signals.
  • Lower visibility while driving at night.
  • Defective auto parts, such as tires or brakes.
  • Changing lanes without checking.
  • Driving the wrong way on a highway, ramp, or city street.
  • Improper turns or abrupt turns.
  • Tailgating.
  • DWI/DUI of alcohol or street or prescription drugs.
  • Road rage.
  • Driving while drowsy.
  • Lower visibility in fog, snow, sleet, and rain.
  • Flat tires due to striking something, or a manufacturer’s defect.
  • Not being familiar with different routes taken to transport passengers to their destination and missing a curve, construction, or other obstacle.

Uber Driver Requirements

Uber drivers must be at least 21 years old with a minimum of three years of driving experience. The driver’s vehicle must be insured in their name in the state they are driving in. Uber conducts background checks on drivers when they apply to drive for the company. Uber looks for warning signs such as criminal charges, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, or a history of being involved in crashes.

Uber and Lyft, must also comply with Sami’s Law, signed June 20, 2019, to provide enhanced protection for ride-share passengers. The bill specifically mandates that ride-share companies issue additional identification for drivers so passengers may correctly identify their ride when it arrives.

Now, there must be two identifying markers displayed on the front windshield and rear window. Additionally, rideshare companies must provide every driver with two copies of a two-dimensional barcode or other machine-readable code that passengers scan to confirm the vehicle’s identity. There must also be two credential placards on the vehicle, one on the driver’s and passenger side rear windows. It must display the driver’s license plate number, name, and a picture. The sign must be visible and also lit up at night.

Common Types of Jefferson Uber Accident Injuries

Jefferson Uber accidents can result in serious injuries or death. Some of the more common injuries sustained in an Uber car accident include:

Do not wait to get medical treatment if you have been injured in an Uber accident. Visit an emergency room as soon as you can, or the first responders may take you there. Seek medical help immediately. It is important to have a detailed record of everything you do after a Jefferson Uber accident. The records must include as much detail as you can provide and also detail all medical care, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and surgeries.

If you are already receiving medical treatment for your injuries, follow doctors’ instructions as closely as possible. Go to all follow-up appointments. Ask questions, follow instructions, and take care of yourself after an injury.

Make certain you complete all prescribed medications and therapeutic exercises, go to all therapy sessions and keep track of your progress. This information is vitally important for the Jefferson Uber accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to properly assist you file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.

Steps to Take After an Uber Accident

If you have been in a Jefferson Uber crash, try to do the following if possible.

  • Call 911 even if the Uber ride app has already automatically sent a signal for help or if the driver has called or sent for help.
  • Collect information from witnesses, the other driver, or the drivers involved. Use a cellphone or other e-device to take pictures or videos of the accident, the vehicles involved, the location of the crash, and any traffic lights or signs in the area. Also, note if there are businesses or homes with security cameras that may have captured footage of the Jefferson Uber accident you were in.
  • Remain at the scene and report the accident to Uber as soon as possible.
    Answer all questions the police ask and do not offer any opinions on what may have caused the crash. As soon as possible, reach out to the highly experienced Jefferson Uber accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. We are here to guide you through the complex maze of filing a personal injury lawsuit involving the ride-share company Uber. These lawsuits are complicated because each period the Uber driver is in while driving has a different amount of insurance attached to it. This can be confusing. We walk you through all the issues and make sure you are fully informed of your legal rights.
  • Seek medical help as soon as possible. Even if you feel you are fine and think you only sustained minor injuries, do not forget that you are in shock, and the adrenaline masks symptoms of injuries. Get checked out by a doctor and get a diagnosis, a treatment plan, and any other requirements – such as surgery or rehabilitation, documented on paper.
  • Keep a copy of all receipts you get that are related to your accident. Also, make sure you follow every step laid out in the plan to help you recover. If you miss something or stop going for treatment, which can affect your claim. Also, keep a record of all conversations related to your crash. Keep it with your other paperwork. A documented record of your treatment, medical records, and doctor visits helps your Jefferson Uber accident attorneys substantiate your legal claim.

Contact an Experienced Jefferson Uber Accident Attorney Now

If you, suffered a serious injury in a New Jersey Uber or Lyft accident,  lost or a loved one in an Uber or Lyft accident, the dedicated Jefferson Uber accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. 

For more than 30 decades, we have been helping clients who have been seriously injured or killed in all types of accidents. We are a five-star rated law firm, recovering a total of more than $100 million on behalf of our clients. We do our best to hold the negligent driver fully accountable for their actions and get you the justice you deserve.

We recognize the challenges you face as a result of a serious motor vehicle crash and are uniquely positioned to protect your rights and help you through the recovery process.

To learn more and to schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call today at 973-920-7900. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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