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4.14 How Long Does a Typical Uber Accident Settlements Take in New Jersey?

How Long Does a Typical Uber Accident Settlement Take in New Jersey?

Every injury case is different, so it can often be hard to determine an accurate timeline. Cases involving Uber accidents are often more drawn out than typical collisions. Due to the fact that rideshare drivers are considered contractors, a large part of the case is finding out who is liable for your damages. A New Jersey rideshare attorney can help injured parties pursue a case for lost compensation after being the victim of an Uber accident.  Factors in a New [...]

What Are the Common Causes of New Jersey Uber Accidents?

What Are the Common Causes of New Jersey Uber Accidents?

More and more people are choosing to use rideshare services like Uber and Lyft as their go-to method of transportation. Unfortunately, this increase in ridesharing has contributed to a rise in serious car accidents across New Jersey.  Injured parties should contact a qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer after being unfairly injured in an Uber/Lyft accident.  Common Causes of Rideshare Crashes The leading causes of auto accidents are the same contributors to the majority of rideshare accidents in New Jersey. Some common [...]

How Often Are Rideshare Drivers Involved in Car Accidents?

How Often Are Rideshare Drivers Involved in Car Accidents?

For the rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, safety has long been a prime concern, and these organizations have completely transformed the transportation industry. Now, pretty much anyone can become a rideshare driver, and these motorists do not undergo intensive background checks or training before picking up passengers. With this in mind, rideshare accidents in New Jersey are bound to happen, and our team of Kearny rideshare accident attorneys can help you if you have been unfairly injured while riding [...]

Submitting an Uber Accident Report in New Jersey

Submitting an Uber Accident Report in New Jersey

In the event of an accident, rideshare companies are trying to protect their own interests. Uber has a team of people working to avoid paying up for an injury claim. That is why crash victims need to have a trusted New Jersey rideshare injury lawyer on their side.  What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?  As an Uber passenger, you should immediately report any accident to the company. You may require medical help, and you should talk to any law [...]

Pain and Suffering Damages in a New Jersey Uber Accident

Pain and Suffering Damages in a New Jersey Uber Accident

Contact a Rideshare Accident Attorney After an Uber Crash You may know that you can seek compensation for medical expenses and lost wages after an Uber or Lyft accident, but many rideshare crash victims are unaware that they may also be able to recover payment for their physical and mental pain and suffering.  You cannot put a dollar value on pain and suffering, so it can be difficult to determine an exact dollar value. That’s why you need a New Jersey [...]

Common Rideshare Injuries in New Jersey

Common Rideshare Injuries in New Jersey

Sadly, Uber and Lyft vehicles are not exempt from traffic accidents and their resulting injuries. Drivers and passengers in personal cars and rideshare vehicles may suffer serious injuries following a crash involving a Lyft or Uber driver.  Below are some typical injuries reported by victims of a rideshare accident in New Jersey.  Neck Injuries, Back Injuries, and Whiplash If the car you are traveling in is rear-ended or involved in another kind of accident causing your head to move abruptly, you may [...]

What You Need to Know About New Jersey Rideshare Accidents

What You Need to Know About New Jersey Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft provide a popular mode of transportation for New Jersey residents. However, when we use rideshare services, we put our trust in a complete stranger to get us to our destination safely. The majority of these drivers will act responsibly, but accidents still happen.  What Causes of Rideshare Accidents? Accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles can happen for a variety of reasons, but mostly, these crashes are the direct result of negligence. Some of the [...]

All About Uber/Lyft Accidents in New Jersey

All About Uber/Lyft Accidents in New Jersey

Common Causes of Uber/Lyft Crashes Even if a driver is operating for a rideshare service, it does not mean that they will be liable in the event of a New Jersey rideshare crash. Sadly, Uber and Lyft drivers have been known to act recklessly and cause car crashes. The most common forms of negligence include the following:  Texting and driving Using other electronic devices while operating a vehicle Failing to obey traffic signs or signals Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Excessive speeding [...]

What You Should Do After Being Involved in a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

What You Should Do After Being Involved in a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Here are some key steps you should take if you are ever the victim of an Uber or Lyft accident in New Jersey.  Seek Necessary Medical Treatment If you suffered injuries in the crash, you should seek immediate medical treatment. You should do this even if you do not feel you suffered serious injuries in the accident. In many cases, car crash injuries are much worse than they may seem initially. Many typical car crash injuries like concussions, back injuries, and [...]

Passengers May Be Able to Hold Rideshare Companies Accountable After an Accidentn at NJ-3 & NJ-495

Passengers May Be Able to Hold Rideshare Companies Accountable After an Accident

Due to the nature of employment of rideshare drivers as independent contractors and not employees, it is often difficult to pursue a valid personal injury claim against the rideshare company directly when there is a crash involving a rideshare driver. However, there are some situations in which an injured passenger or occupant can recover compensation from Uber or Lyft.  Uber’s Insurance Policy When Uber ‘hires’ a new driver, it takes out a $1 million car insurance policy in order to cover [...]