New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyer
Experienced and Knowledgeable New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyer Defending the Rights of Victims Injured In Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union County, and throughout NJ
Uber is one of the most popular ride-sharing services in New Jersey. It offers great convenience to those that do not have a vehicle available to them. However, while we trust Uber drivers to get us to our destinations safely, this isn’t always the case. Just as with any other vehicle on the road, Uber drivers can be involved in an accident that results in injuries and damage to property. When this happens, making a claim for compensation can be complicated. However, a New Jersey Uber accident lawyer from Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. can guide you through the claims process.
The attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. are experts at recovering compensation in cases involving ride-sharing companies. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in applying the newly developed laws in New Jersey governing insurance claims in ride-sharing accidents. We will fight to protect your rights and work to recover maximum compensation for your losses and damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our firm.
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Types of Insurance Issues in Uber Accidents that a New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyer From Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. can Help You Navigate
There are regulations that were enacted in New Jersey designed to resolve the confusion arising from making claims for compensation in Uber accident cases. Much of the confusion is a result of the fact that Uber drivers are not considered employees of Uber but independent contractors. This makes it difficult to determine who ought to be held liable for accidents involving Uber drivers.
To ensure the protection of the passengers as well as third parties involved in an Uber accident, New Jersey has strict insurance requirements for Uber drivers. The insurance laws are applied depending on how the driver was using the app at the time of the accident.
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When the app is off
If the Uber driver had the app turned off at the time of the accident, they are treated like any other motorist. They are considered to have not been working at the time. The typical car insurance and liability regulations will therefore apply in the compensation claim. This means that their personal insurance policy will apply.
When the driver is idle
Uber drivers spend a significant amount of time idling. At this time the app is on but the driver is not carrying a passenger. They are waiting for ride requests from passengers. The driver may be driving around while idling and end up in an accident. Accidents may also occur while the driver is parked and waiting for a request.
In these cases, both coverage from Uber and the driver’s personal insurance coverage will apply. Uber’s insurance will cover injuries or death up to $50,000 per person. It will also cover $100,000 in total after the driver’s personal insurance cover is exhausted.
En route with a passenger
If the accident occurred when the Uber driver was carrying a passenger, Uber’s insurance will cover $1.5 million for injuries, damage to property, or death resulting from the accident.
It is important to consult an experienced New jersey Uber Accident lawyer when you’re involved in an Uber accident. They will guide you on the best way to approach your case. They will also investigate the case to determine which parties can be held liable and how to maximize your compensation.
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An Experienced and Knowledgeable New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyer from Lombardi and Lombardi P.A Will Advocate for Your Rights If You Were Injured in an Uber Accident in New Jersey
Uber accidents present many complications when it comes to recovering compensation. The attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi P.A. are experienced in handling Uber accidents. Contact our law firm to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey Uber accident lawyer. Our attorneys will review your case with you for free. We will guide you on what your rights are as well as the options available to you. Our free no-obligation consultation is an opportunity to determine whether you have a valid claim or not.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an attorney from our law firm.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber Accidents in New Jersey
Yes. You can sue an Uber driver if they caused an accident and hit you. However, unlike when suing other drivers, you will need to determine whether the driver was ‘on the clock’ or not. ‘On the clock’ means that the driver was logged into the Uber app and driving a passenger or actively looking for a passenger. If the driver was not on the clock, then you can sue them as with any other motor vehicle accident. This means filing a claim for compensation against their personal insurance provider. If the driver was ‘on the clock’, their personal insurance policy will still apply. However, in addition to this, Uber’s insurance coverage of $1.5 million will also apply.
It is important to seek the guidance of an attorney. They will guide you on the best way to approach your claim. They will also investigate your claim and determine all the factors to be considered in order to maximize your compensation.
If you’re an Uber driver and were injured in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, you should protect your rights. Contact Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. to speak with an experienced New Jersey Uber accident lawyer from our law firm.
Uber drivers are not considered employees of Uber. They are independent contractors. You cannot, therefore, claim workers’ compensation benefits when injured in a car accident while ‘on the clock.’ You can, however, file a lawsuit for compensation against the negligent driver and recover compensation for your medical bills, damage to your vehicle, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will guide you through the process of filing a claim for compensation.