Queens Uber Accident Lawyers
Uber drivers are no different than any other motorist we see on the road. If their negligence results in a vehicle crash, they are responsible for any damages that occur. What’s more, in many cases, they are covered by a robust insurance policy. Our team of Queens Uber accident lawyers could help you pursue a claim against that policy.
If you’ve been in an accident with an Uber driver, you should be aware of your legal rights. You are entitled to pursue a claim for financial compensation if the driver was negligent. If successful, you could recover monetary damages for your injuries. Following a ride-share accident, let an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer assist you in pursuing a legal claim.
Recovering compensation from Uber
According to state law, Uber and other ride-share companies must have insurance. These policies cover not only other motorists injured in a crash, but also passengers traveling with the driver. These policies can carry as much as $1.25 million for auto liability claims. Uber also carries additional coverage for personal injury protection and provides policies for accidents with uninsured motorists.
However, this coverage is not always available. Ride-share drivers who are not carrying a passenger or actively using the app cannot rely on coverage through Uber. Without the guidance of an Uber accident lawyer, it can be challenging to determine how you will be compensated for your medical bills and other losses.
What to do after an Uber accident
Your first step after an accident involving an Uber driver should be seeking immediate medical treatment for your injuries. Even if they seem minor, the chances that they will worsen in the coming days are significant. The earlier you seek treatment, the better.
However, unless your injuries are severe, you should stay at the accident scene until the police arrive. This allows you to provide a statement to them and ensure that you are listed in their report. If you were a passenger in an Uber, it needs to be documented.
While you have to exchange insurance information with other drivers, never discuss fault or admit to any wrongdoing when speaking with the Uber driver. Anything you say could be misquoted as an admission of guilt at trial. Finally, reach out to us as soon as possible.
Contact our team of Queens Uber accident lawyers
There is no time to delay in moving forward with your Uber accident claim. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is for your attorney to investigate the accident and prepare to file suit. If you believe you are entitled to compensation after an accident with an Uber driver, schedule your free consultation with us. We are available 24/7.