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Uber Drivers Are Often Inexperienced Behind the Wheel

Uber Drivers Are Often Inexperienced Behind the Wheel

Recent studies and reports reveal some eye-opening information on the rideshare industry, from the perspectives of rideshare drivers and potential customers.  While it is not entirely common, it turns out that you do not have to even own a vehicle worthy of Uber or Lyft in order to drive for one of these companies. There are many other options out there for potential rideshare drivers, like the partnership between Lyft and the vehicle manufacturer General Motors that leases vehicles to [...]

Are New Jersey Taxis Safer Than Uber?

Are New Jersey Taxis Safer Than Uber?

The rideshare business model used by Uber and other like companies has introduced many new considerations in the legal world regarding compensation for injuries after a collision when riding with an Uber driver or even a driverless car. These cases are unique and present new legal issues that must be addressed, and rideshare accident cases in New Jersey can be a stressful process for accident victims.  Every new industry will have safety issues. For those who routinely use Uber to [...]

Understanding Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Policy

Any qualified New Jersey Uber accident lawyer will know that Uber has a $1 million rideshare insurance policy in the event of an accident. The personal auto insurance policy of the driver is not in play when he or she is driving for Uber. In fact, most auto insurance companies consider driving for Uber as a commercial activity, meaning that it will be exempt from coverage. That is why it is important to understand how Uber’s insurance policy works.  When [...]

How to Report a Dangerous New Jersey Lyft Driver

How to Report a Dangerous New Jersey Lyft Driver

Ridesharing Can Be Extremely Dangerous Ridesharing is usually pretty safe, but there are reports all across New Jersey involving reckless Uber or Lyft drivers who cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.  You can be seriously harmed or even killed by a rideshare driver in New Jersey. If you are involved in a collision involving a Lyft or Uber driver, you should consult with a New Jersey Lyft accident attorney to protect your rights. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC is a Kearny [...]

Ridesharing Can Be Extremely Dangerous Ridesharing is usually pretty safe, but there are reports all across New Jersey involving reckless Uber or Lyft drivers who cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.  You can be seriously harmed or even killed by a rideshare driver in New Jersey. If you are involved in a collision involving a Lyft or Uber driver, you should consult with a New Jersey Lyft accident attorney to protect your rights. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC is a Kearny [...]

Proving Your Case Following a New Jersey Uber Accident

Proving Your Case Following a New Jersey Uber Accident

There are many ways that a New Jersey rideshare accident attorney can help you prove your case after being injured in an Uber accident. Let’s look at some of the ways a personal injury lawyer at Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC can aid you in your rideshare accident case.  Confirm the Uber Driver Was Working Uber offers liability coverage for drivers in the event of a crash resulting in bodily injury or property damage. Just because there is an Uber log [...]

The Growth of Uber & Lyft Correlates to Increased Car Accidents

The Growth of Uber & Lyft Correlates to Increased Car Accidents

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and that means constant changes all around us. Technology can often make our lives better, but sometimes new developments can lead to unforeseen consequences. With the popularity of Uber and Lyft, there have been more reported collisions nationwide.  What Do I Do If I Am Involved in an Uber Accident? You may wonder what you should do after being hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver or are involved in a crash while using one [...]

Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver in New Jersey

Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver in New Jersey

Were You Injured by a Drunk Uber Driver? Under New Jersey state law, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. It is against the law to drive while intoxicated entirely, so it is still possible to face a DUI charge even if your BAC is less than .08. These limits apply to anyone on the road, even rideshare drivers.  How Uber & Lyft Impact Society Uber passengers can download the [...]

New Jersey Ridesharing Passengers Often Suffer Worst

New Jersey Ridesharing Passengers Often Suffer Most

Companies like Uber and Lyft that offer ridesharing services have become increasingly popular, especially in large cities across New Jersey. Providing a transportation service that is quicker and less costly than taxi companies is a massive convenience that is too hard for many passengers to resist. Usually, rideshare drivers are required to pass a security, driving, and background check before getting the job. This should give rideshare passengers a sense of security — until a crash takes place.  Who Is [...]

How to Stay Safe When Using a New Jersey Uber

How to Stay Safe When Using a New Jersey Uber

Make Sure You Have the Right Driver Next time you get into your Uber, you should double-check to ensure that you have the right driver. There is a lot of information provided on the app about the type of vehicle coming to pick you up, including the make, model, and license plate number. The driver will not be offended if you do a quick check around the vehicle before getting in.  Buckle Up Before getting into a moving car, you should buckle [...]