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If I’m hit by an Uber driver, how do you determine how much I should get?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.
If I’m hit by an Uber driver, how do you determine how much I should get?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.

If I’m hit by an Uber driver, how do you determine how much I should get?

One of the common questions that is always asked by someone injured in an Uber crash is how much is their case worth? This depends upon many factors.

Under New Jersey’s new rideshare law, passed in 2017, both Uber and the driver are covered for up to $1.5 million in damages.

If you were hit by an Uber driver, then you could file a lawsuit against both the driver and/or Uber itself. An experienced Uber accident lawyer will be able to answer all of your questions. Setting an appointment with an experienced New Jersey Uber car accident attorney is quite easy, and the initial consultations are free. There is no downside to getting your questions answered. Some issues that will impact the value of your case are as follows:

  • How serious are the injuries sustained in the crash? Is the injury or condition that was caused by the negligence of the Uber driver permanent or long lasting? Obviously, a case where the injured person is completely back to normal and fully healed within six weeks will have a much different value as compared to a case where the injured party is permanently disabled for the rest of their lives. For example, an injured person that did not require surgery will usually receive less money than someone whose injuries required surgery.
  • How much are the total medical bills? This number will include both medical bills up to the current time, as well as any future treatment you may need that is related to the Uber crash. If future treatment or surgeries will be necessary, an experienced Uber accident attorney may hire a medical financial expert to calculate the amount of future medical costs, and this number can be added to the case.
  • Do you have past-due lost wages and will you have future lost wages? Similar to future medical costs, if you have disabling permanent injuries that affect your future earning capacity, a financial expert can be hired to calculate the amount of lost wages you will lose in the future. This number can then be added to the economic damages of your case.
  • How much pain and suffering have you been through? This category of recovery is called non-economic damages. There is no set formula that a lawyer can use to come up with this number. Every case is different. Pain and suffering depends on the severity of the injuries and the amount of treatment. That is why you need to retain an experienced Uber accident lawyer who has handled hundreds of these types of cases and who knows their value.
  • How much insurance coverage is available to cover your injuries and damages? You may have suffered injuries that an average person would agree should be worth millions of dollars. However, you will only receive the policy limits of the various insurance policies that are in play. It is very important to hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury trial lawyer that understands what types of insurance and how much the state of New Jersey requires, thus allowing your attorney to investigate your case and pull in all the insurance policies that may be available to compensate you for your injuries.

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