What should I do if I am a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car accident in New Jersey?
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What should I do if I am a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car accident in New Jersey?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What should I do if I am a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car accident in New Jersey?

Uber and Lyft carry third-party liability insurance coverage, which pays for personal injuries and property damage per accident up to $1.5 million. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car accident in New Jersey, you are covered under this kind of liability policy when the ride-sharing driver is at fault for the accident.  
 
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, respond like you would in any other car accident. Seek immediate medical attention, call 911 right away.

According to New Jersey statute 39:5H-10(c), rideshare companies must 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.

This is one of the reasons why it is best to speak with an experienced New Jersey Rideshare Accident Lawyer, who can assess the accident and determine who was at fault.
 
An Uber or Lyft driver may be at fault for a crash when the injured individual is a pedestrian, passenger or another vehicle. That means anyone injured in an Uber or Lyft crash may sue the driver for a personal injury. An injured passenger may have a claim against the Uber/Lyft driver, or another driver (who is deemed to be at-fault), and perhaps both. Rideshare accidents are complex and typically involve many different parties.
 
The statute mentioned above also offers extra protection for individuals injured by a rideshare driver.

Meaning if you are injured in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, whether you are a driver or passenger of the other vehicle, or a passenger of the Uber/Lyft vehicle, the limitation on lawsuit option does not apply and you will not need to prove you have sustained a permanent injury.

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