The state of New York allows accident victims up to three years to file a personal injury claim that covers any accident-related expenses and pain and suffering following an Uber accident. If you’ve been injured, asserting your right to just compensation can be done without a lawyer, but do so at your peril as you may receive a larger and more comprehensive vindication of your rights and settlement money with the help of a New York Uber accident lawyer.
The simplicity of filing a claim and receiving a fast and fair settlement vanishes when it comes to an Uber accident as these claims are much more involved, involve certain rules, regulations and exemptions that only an experienced lawyer familiar with the law will be aware of. The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore specializes in rideshare accident or uber accident cases and has extensive experience in aiding, advising and representing clients to receive fair and maximum settlements. We like to call it MOOREJUSTICE.
This firm offers a free initial consultation to evaluate and potentially calculate the value of your uber accident case and explain the legal process that is involved in filing a personal injury claim in New York.
Legal Steps to Take After an Uber Accident
Our New York Uber accident attorneys advise taking the following actions before dealing with any insurance adjuster in order to support your claim for the maximum settlement:
Get Medical Help
Even if you don’t “feel” injured after an uber accident or pedestrian collision, you should still get medical attention. Most people following an accident go into a state of shock and can’t appreciate what injuries they may have sustained so it’s important that you leave that in the hands of the medical professionals to examine and treat you. In addition to identifying injuries that adrenaline or delayed symptom presentation may be hiding, this also starts the crucial paper trail required for the injury claims procedure.
Gather Party and Witness Information
If the driver pulled over, get their details, such as name, phone number, insurance information, car make and model, and crucially the license plate number. Since covid police officers frequently refuse to attend the scene of an accident unless they are made aware that there are serious injuries so it’s important that you get the license plates of the vehicles involved. In addition, find out who else saw the accident and get their contact information as well.
Keep Track of Important Documents
The amount of time you missed working due to your injury, your doctor’s diagnosis and recommendations, and a record of any communications you had with other people involved in the accident or the at-fault party’s insurance company should all be meticulously documented.
Find a New York Uber Accident Attorney
Speak with a skilled New York uber accident lawyer who can file a personal injury claim against Uber within the applicable time period, also known as the statute of limitations.
How does Uber Policies Apply to Me
There are a number of different factors that need to be investigated in a ride-sharing accident:,
- Did the accident occur while the driver was logged into and using the app?
- Did the uber or lyft trip begin inside or outside the 5 boroughs of New York?
- What was the intended destination of the uber or lyft trip? Was it inside or outside the 5 boroughs of New York?
- Was the driver waiting to pick up a rideshare passenger through the app?
- Was the driver signed into the rideshare app at the time of the accident?
- Was the driver distracted in any way by the rideshare application, for example paying more attention to the GPS?
- Was the driver focusing his/her attention on their next trip?
These factors are important in determining whether the Lyft or Uber insurance policies will apply to your accident. If an on-duty Uber driver causes your accident through their negligence, you need to call the Uber rideshare accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore P.C., immediately.
New York Uber Driver Insurance Policy Limits
All motorists in New York City must carry a certain level of auto liability insurance. For a regular passenger vehicle the minimum is a $25,000 liability limit. Taxi drivers for example are required to maintain a greater level of coverage and generally they are required to maintain a $100,000.00 liability limit. However, the insurance regulations for Uber drivers differ from those for regular drivers’ liability insurance.
Note that in New York, depending on where the accident occurred, where the trip began and where it was destined for can determine the specific applicable limits and that’s where an experienced Uber accident attorney can advise you along the right path. In New York City for example, in addition to the above $100,000.00 commercial policy limit an Uber driver generally must have at least the following ridesharing insurance coverage:
- $25,000 for property damage, $75,000 for personal injury to one person, and $150,000 for personal harm to two or more individuals if no passengers are present but the Uber driver is logged in to the app.
- No-fault insurance and uninsured motorist protection are also required in the policy.
- $1.25 million in property damage and bodily injury insurance for passengers in the car
- A $1.25 million extra uninsured motorist coverage requirement as well as no-fault insurance must be included in the policy.
According to its website, Uber holds commercial auto insurance policies in addition to the driver’s required commercial insurance policy. However, it does not assure settlement of a claim involving one of its drivers in the occurrence of an automobile accident. Our personal injury lawyers can guarantee to fight for the maximum settlement amount if their driver is liable for your injuries.
Amount that Your Uber Accident is Worth in New York
Every injury case is different and any attorney who tells you that they can calculate your cases worth just over the phone or using their firms ‘calculator’ is really talking crap and just using that ‘promise’ to hook you in and bring your case on board. All accident cases do share a similar trait, the victim typically requires medical attention, which can be costly, traumatic, and time-consuming. When someone else negligently, through no fault of your own, puts you in a situation where you need medical care and attention, you deserve to be reimbursed and/or compensated for that inconvenience, for the accompany medical bills and your pain and suffering.
As we said above, each case differs and the size of your case will depend on (i) who is at fault (ii) the extent of your injuries and (iii) the size or limits of insurance coverage that is available to cover your harms and losses.
Our Uber accident attorneys in New York have won settlements packages that cover the treatment and aftermath of injuries including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve injury
- Soft-tissue damage
- Scars and Significant Disfigurements
- Permanent disfigurement
- Wrongful death
You can never predict how a wound or an injury will affect your life. Even if you only miss a few days or a few weeks at work, the expenses can go up quickly and the effect an injury can have on your life and your day to day activities can be profound. It’s crucial to maintain track of these costs and affects on your daily life so you and we, potentially as your attorneys, can use them to support your claim in the future.
Responsibilities of a Rideshare Accident Lawyer
By providing the following services, your New York rideshare accident attorney can assist you in obtaining maximum compensation for your Uber personal injury case:
- Investigating the scope of your accident with the help of reconstruction experts
- Obtaining police records, traffic camera footage, or witness statements to verify your claim
- Identifying all liable parties
- Filing the appropriate documents like the No Fault application, Notice of Claim if applicable and more
- Filling out and submitting necessary documents required by the court
- Evaluating economic and non-economic damages
- Negotiating your settlement request with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Offering legal counsel regarding your legal options
- Prepare you for trial if necessary
You owe it to yourself to investigate your legal alternatives if you are unsure whether or not filing an Uber accident lawsuit is the best course of action for you. Facing injuries, mounting medical bills and an uncertain future along with the complexity of a rideshare settlement process can be emotionally and mentally draining. Defend and Protect yourself by considering the help of a successful Uber injury law firm.
Contact Uber Accident Lawyers that Care
Large rideshare companies like Uber and their car insurance providers fight to reduce the amount of the claim they are liable for. Contact the legal office of Darren T. Moore to get personalized protection in pursuing financial compensation for your losses.
We have Uber accident lawyers in New York to assist you with every aspect of your personal injury claim. Schedule an appointment with a member of our team today. It’s free of charge and no risk to you.