There are many different ways that you may be injured as the result of an UBER – you may be an Uber passenger, a pedestrian struck by an Uber vehicle, or someone in another vehicle. If you are injured as a result, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. There are things about Uber related accidents that differ from other car accidents, so an experienced ride-share lawyer is the best choice. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC – We Will Fight for You!
For 15 years, Michael J. Redenburg has been committed to helping those injured in accidents, not only throughout Manhattan and New York City generally, but also Westchester, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties as well. We prepare cases for trial rather than preparing cases for a quick settlement. Preparing a case for trial from the inception of the case often helps to get the case resolved for the best dollar figure in the long-run, and if settlement is not possible, early preparation makes the trial process smoother.
If you sustain an injury in an accident that wasn't expected, your whole world can be turned upside down in a heartbeat. Quite conceivably, your injuries could affect you for the rest of your life. Obtaining the proper compensation will likely be one of the most important things you will do. And with Uber related accidents, notifying all the proper insurance carriers and defendants in a timely manner adds another layer of worry. But if you hire an experienced Uber and/or rideshare lawyer, that is one less worry you will have!
Insurance companies, often tines publicly traded companies, want to pay as little as possible and even nothing for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident. Their duty is maximize their profits, not to make sure you're compensated properly, which is why you need a lawyer to fight for you.
Under the state's comparative fault rules, liability is apportioned between everyone who shares fault. So, you can realistically file an injury claim or lawsuit against anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or default caused you to get hurt.
New York is one of 13 states that operate under a “pure” comparative fault law (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 1411). This means that each party involved in a personal injury lawsuit has the opportunity to recover compensation, even if one party is 99% at fault.
What if the Uber Driver Was Logged Into the App, But Hasn't Accepted a Ride Request?
When the Uber driver is logged into the App and waiting for a requested ride, things change. If an accident occurs under these circumstances, you might be able to recover compensation from Uber's policy of insurance, in addition to any other parties that caused the accident.
The Uber policy will cover:
- Bodily Injury: $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident
- Property Damage: $25,000 per accident.
And the Uber driver has her own insurance coverage which you can look to as well. If your damages exceed what you can recover from them, you can file a claim to get benefits from Uber's policy.
With 15 years of experience and many trials under our belt, we will fight for you, so call our NYC law office to discuss your case today. Our attorneys represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.