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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 [...]

Rideshare Passengers May Have a Case After a New Jersey Uber Accident

Rideshare Passengers May Have a Case After a New Jersey Uber Accident

Rideshare Services Becoming Widely Used in New Jersey Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have grown rapidly in popularity in just the past few years, with more and more passengers choosing to rely on these services in order to get where they are going. However, many people do not really consider the fact that they can be involved in a serious car accident while riding in a New Jersey Uber or Lyft vehicle.  What do you do after getting into a [...]

New Jersey Uber/Lyft Accidents: What You Need to Know

New Jersey Uber/Lyft Accidents: What You Need to Know

Uber and Lyft crashes are very different from other types of New Jersey car accidents. These days, with so many people using rideshare companies as a primary mode of transportation, it is crucial that riders and others on the road understand how to deal with potential injuries.  Regardless if you are an Uber or Lyft rider, share the road with rideshare vehicles, or are just walking on the road, you should beware and be prepared to properly handle negligence in [...]

How to Sue Uber or Lyft Drivers for a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

How to Sue Uber or Lyft Drivers for a New Jersey Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are proven to be accessible, cost-effective, and dependable means of transportation, particularly in the north Jersey area. Unfortunately, these rideshare companies are not immune to serious collisions, and if you were the victim of an Uber/Lyft accident in New Jersey, you will most likely want to pursue financial compensation. Here are some common questions you may have about the legal process when pursuing a personal injury claim after a rideshare accident.  How Do I [...]

Determining Liability in a New Jersey Uber Accident

Determining Liability in a New Jersey Uber Accident

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft provide a convenient service, causing more and more people to use these services as their primary means of transportation. The services provided by rideshare companies range from periodic rides for special occasions to everyday transportation for many New Jersey residents. There is little doubt that the convenience of ordering a ridesharing vehicle can be appealing, but many passengers are unprepared in the event of a rideshare collision.  Who is Liable for a New Jersey [...]

New Jersey Uber Accident Victims May Be Entitled to Compensation

New Jersey Uber Accident Victims May Be Entitled to Compensation

There is so much traffic clogging up the roads in New Jersey, so it makes complete sense that Lyft and Uber would set up services across the state. They are friendlier alternatives to taxis that provide a convenient service to potential passengers. Not only that, but ridesharing is also cheaper and allows you to summon a ride just by using an app on your phone.  You do not have to pay cash for your ride. You just have to set [...]

Insurance for Uber & Lyft Accidents in New Jersey

Insurance for Uber & Lyft Accidents in New Jersey

New Jersey Insurance Law When the Driver Has a Fare For car crashes in New Jersey, the general rule is “no fault,” meaning that the injured drivers and passengers have to usually look to their own Personal Injury Protection insurance coverage before recovering compensation from the at-fault party. Also, the injured victim’s ability to recover may depend on their own insurance coverage.  However, this is not the case when the victim is injured in a crash involving a rideshare driver who [...]