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May 13, 2022 | Car Accidents

What to Do If You've Been in an Uber Accident

Obtaining Compensation After an Uber Accident with Injuries In New York

Rideshare services have increased exponentially over the past five years in New York. Studies show that Uber averages significantly more daily rides compared to traditional taxi cabs. With this rise in the number of Uber drivers also comes a stark increase in the number of Uber accidents. If you are involved in an Uber accident, you need legal counsel to understand your rights after a crash.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, we provide dedicated representation for individuals injured in Uber accidents throughout New York City. We offer FREE, no-obligation consultations for individuals injured in rideshare accidents. If you have been involved in an Uber accident, contact our office at (718) 223-3913 for FREE legal advice.

What to Do First If You Are Injured in an Uber Accident

If you are injured in an Uber accident, you need to act fast to protect your right to recovery. Regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you need to seek medical treatment immediately. Even if you are unsure about the severity of your injuries, you should still get checked out by a doctor or healthcare provider.

After an accident, many injuries may not appear until days after the initial collision. Your body may be in shock, unable to understand the true impact of the crash. Delaying medical treatment can affect your recovery leading to dangerous complications. 

In addition to seeking medical attention, you should contact an experienced Uber accident lawyer as quickly as possible. A lawyer can help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation based on your injuries.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in New York

As with any car wreck, Uber accidents can have one or more causes. It is important to remember that you do not need to determine who was at fault for the collision. An attorney can conduct an independent investigation to determine who should be held liable if you were seriously injured in the crash.

Common causes of Uber accidents include:

  • Driver inattention
  • Fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to observe traffic laws

Again, it is not your responsibility to determine who was at fault. Since New York is a no-fault insurance state, your own insurance policy may cover your damages in a car accident. However, if you were seriously injured and meet the no-fault threshold, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Uber Commercial Insurance Policies

Uber also provides commercial insurance coverage for its drivers when they are using the app. Uber offers limited coverage for drivers who are using the app but have not accepted a fare. A $1 million umbrella policy is offered to drivers who have accepted a fare and currently have a passenger in the car or are about to pick up a passenger.

Do I Need an Attorney?

In order to obtain the financial recovery you deserve after an accident, you should always consult with an attorney. Insurance adjusters may try to get you to settle for less than your case is worth. An attorney can advocate for you in and out of the courtroom to receive the maximum compensation available in your case.

Hiring an Uber Accident Attorney in New York

If you are involved in an Uber accident in New York, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free consultation. All accident and injury victims receive FREE legal advice about their right to compensation. Do not wait; call today to speak directly with an attorney.

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