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Distracted Uber Drivers Are a Danger on New Jersey Roads

Distracted Uber Drivers Are a Danger on New Jersey Roads

Are you one of the thousands of New Jersey residents who use Uber and Lyft as a faster, safer, and more convenient way to get around? Well, you have probably noticed that many of these drivers have a terrible sense of direction and are constantly looking at their phones to get where they are going.  As a frequent Uber or Lyft passenger, it may be unsettling that neither company has implemented a strict policy that requires all drivers to use [...]

What Should I Do After Being Injured in an Uber Accident?

What Should I Do After Being Injured in an Uber Accident?

Post-Collision Checklist If you are reading this article and have already been injured in a serious Uber accident, you have likely missed the opportunity to gather all the information provided here. However, after the crash, you will likely want to do the following actions: Contact law enforcement and request that the police arrive at the scene of the crash to create a police report If you can, try to obtain the name and contact information of any witnesses who were present at [...]

What Is the Value of My Uber Accident Case?

What Is the Value of My Uber Accident Case?

Each Uber and Lyft accident case is unique. If you have been injured in a collision involving either rideshare company, you should consult with a New Jersey rideshare accident lawyer immediately to see what options are available to pursue lost compensation.  How Severe Were the Resulting Injuries? The more severe your injuries, the higher settlement you will likely receive. Any lost income or earning capacity, medical expenses, and the cost of pain and suffering will all be considered by the insurance [...]

If I Was Injured in an Uber Accident, Do I Have a Case Against Uber?

If I Was Injured in an Uber Accident, Do I Have a Case Against Uber?

Rideshare services offer significant convenience to commuters all across the country, and these companies have achieved great success. In 2018, there were nearly 41.8 million Uber users and Lyft had around 19.8 users in the United States.  It should not be surprising that with the great popularity of ridesharing that there would be a number of collisions involving rideshare drivers.  If you have been injured in an accident while using Uber of Lyft, the team of New Jersey personal injury lawyers [...]

How Common Are Rideshare Accidents?

How Common Are Rideshare Accidents?

When you hail a ride through Uber or Lyft, your safety is largely taken for granted. However, Uber and Lyft drivers are not always professionals. Even if they have impeccable driving skills, there is a risk that you can still be involved in a catastrophic accident involving another driver, pedestrian, or motorcyclist. Injuries resulting from a car crash can cost thousands of dollars and can even change your life forever. If you were the victim of a New Jersey [...]

What to Do After a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

What to Do After a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

The moments immediately following a car crash can be extremely confusing, but what you do can have a significant and lasting impact on any potential personal injury claims. If you are involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, it can be even more pressing.  Checklist After a Rideshare Collision If you are the victim of a crash involving Uber or Lyft, you should follow these steps in order to protect your claim: Report the crash. You need to be certain that [...]

What Factors Lead to New Jersey Uber Accidents?

What Factors Lead to New Jersey Uber Accidents?

According to estimates from the car insurance industry, the typical American will be involved in nearly three to four car crashes during their lifetimes. These statistics have been skewed by the growing popularity of rideshare services. It is crucial to note that it does not include the thousands of passengers and drivers who are injured by reckless, tired, and distracted rideshare drivers.  Does Uber Encourage Reckless Driving? Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies are always hiring new and unqualified drivers in [...]

Can I Obtain Compensation After Being Injured in an Uber Accident? Jersey

Can I Obtain Compensation After Being Injured in an Uber Accident?

According to state laws, Uber is required to protect individuals from suffering from unfair injuries or death due to drivers who are distracted or inattentive behind the wheel.  For that reason, when the negligence of an Uber driver causes an accident, there are many factors that must be considered in order to recover compensation. Many of these factors are unique to the given situation. Uber drivers are responsible for keeping their eyes on the road at all times due to [...]

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 [...]