If you were in an accident with an Uber as a passenger or another driver, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. Our team is here to help you navigate the complexities of these accidents and make sure you seek compensation from the right insurance provider.
When you hire our firm to represent you, our Jersey City Uber accident lawyer will review your car accident report, witness statements, and other evidence to determine what happened and who is responsible. We also collect records to prove your damages and seek financial recovery for them while you recuperate. At Morelli Law Firm, compensation for another party’s negligence is our goal for every client our team represents.
You Have a Right to Seek Damages When Someone Else Harms You
After an accident involving an Uber, you may be unsure of how to seek compensation and what damages you can request. When our firm handles your rideshare accident case, we deal with the insurance company on your behalf and demand fair compensation.
First, our team will calculate the value of your economic damages, including your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Necessary therapy
- Property damage
- In-home support
Understanding the value of your current economic damages is simply a matter of adding up your bills and receipts. Our team can also help you assign the correct value to future economic damages – these can be more complicated to estimate accurately. In addition, we will assign value to and request compensation for your non-economic damages. These include your physical and emotional stress, trauma, and pain and suffering.
How Uber’s Insurance Coverage Works
Understanding who is liable for the damages after an Uber accident is often complex. In some cases, Uber provides coverage for victims from its own liability policies. Other times, the rideshare driver’s private insurance is expected to cover the victim’s injuries and losses.
When our firm represents you, our attorneys will take care of these details. On your behalf, we will determine which insurer to pursue compensation from based on the driver’s status at the time of the accident.
When the Driver is On-App and Awaiting a Ride Request
If you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver who is signed into the rideshare app and seeking a passenger, you could seek compensation from Uber’s insurance company. Their policy limits restrict recoverable damages to:
- Bodily injury coverage of up to $50,000 per person
- Bodily injury coverage of up to $100,000 per accident
- Property damage coverage of up to $25,000 per accident
However, some circumstances might still require you to pursue the rideshare driver’s private insurer. If they refuse your claim, you can turn to Uber’s insurer. Our car accident team will help you sort out these circumstances.
When the Driver is Heading Toward or Transporting a Rider
When an Uber driver is on their way to pick up a passenger or has one in their vehicle, Uber offers up to $1,000,000 in third-party liability coverage if an accident occurs. We will help you seek compensation from Uber and deal with communications and negotiations with their insurer on your behalf.
Because Uber also offers food delivery service, we may also be able to help you get compensation if the at-fault driver was signed into the app as part of this service.
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Do Not Put Your Right to Seek Compensation at Risk
Whether we pursue Uber’s insurer or the rideshare driver’s private insurer, we will make sure to keep time on your side. In New Jersey, the following statutes of limitations may apply to your case:
- In general, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years, according to NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2.
- In general, the wrongful death statute of limitations is two years, according to NJ Rev Stat § 2A:31-3.
Part of building your case involves preparing it for trial if a settlement agreement is not possible. Our team will make a point of preserving your right to go to court by complying with the state’s filing deadline.
Our Uber Accident Lawyers Can Fight for You
If you or someone you love was injured in an Uber accident in Jersey City, our firm can manage your claim or lawsuit for you. We start by carefully documenting your expenses so you can avoid lowball offers or settling before we know the case’s full financial extent.
We never stop fighting for those we represent and will take your case to court to get the compensation you deserve if necessary. Our Uber accident team at Morelli Law Firm will:
- Investigate your accident
- Collect evidence to prove negligence and liability
- Pursue compensation from the driver, Uber, or both
Reviews from Our Personal Injury Clients
When you are injured because of another party’s actions, our legal team will fight hard for your recovery. Clients we’ve fought for in the past had this to say:
- “I highly recommend hiring Morelli Law Firm. David Sirotkin is a phenomenal personal injury attorney who handled my daughter’s case. He was professional, very responsive to any questions, and always kept us in the know throughout the entire case.” JD Mayes
- “Morelli Law Firm fought tooth and nail for us to get us the best possible recovery. David Sirotkin handled our case from beginning to end, and really went above and beyond for us!!” Talia Tyree
- “I would recommend them to anyone that needs a voice and a strong team to fight for all of your personal injury needs!!” Will Clark
You can read more examples of how hard we fight for injured clients and the financial awards our team achieved in our Google reviews and on our case results page.
Request a Free Review of Your Uber Accident Case
Were you or a loved one injured in Jersey City by a rideshare driver? Our Uber accident lawyers want to help you seek compensation for your injuries and related expenses. Contact one of our team members at Morelli Law Firm for a complimentary case review by calling (212) 751-9800 today.