Paramus Uber Accident Lawyers
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Uber’s rideshare vehicles are seen by many people as an affordable, convenient, safe form of transportation. When you can’t drive yourself, a driver and vehicle are just a click away on your cell phone. But Uber drivers can, unfortunately, be just as careless or reckless as any other driver. If an Uber driver injures you in a motor vehicle accident, or if you were injured while riding as a passenger in an Uber that is involved in a crash, you may believe that you deserve to hold Uber accountable for the harm and losses that you have suffered. At The Epstein Law Firm, our Paramus Uber accident lawyers know the difficulties that injured accident victims face in recovering compensation from Uber and its insurers. With our firm in your corner, you can trust that we will treat you and your case with the importance you deserve. We put in whatever effort is necessary to ensure that you receive the outcome you need and deserve in your case as efficiently and effectively as possible.
After you have been injured in an Uber accident, contact us today for a free initial case review to discuss how our Paramus personal injury lawyers can help you through the process of recovering fair and full compensation for your personal injuries and other losses and expenses.
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Uber’s Insurance Coverage Requirements
Typically, when a motor vehicle crash occurs in New Jersey, injured victims of the accident must look to their own insurance policies first for compensation, pursuant to New Jersey’s “no-fault” insurance system. However, New Jersey law treats accidents involving rideshare vehicles such as Uber differently. Instead, injured accident victims may look to Uber first for compensation, and are not subject to the verbal threshold limitation on compensation. State law requires that Uber provide certain minimum levels of insurance coverage for their drivers while they are driving for the rideshare service. These coverage levels can fluctuate depending on the circumstances at the time of the accident, and include:
- If the driver is logged into the Uber mobile app and is awaiting a passenger request: $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident of bodily injury liability coverage, and $25,000 per accident of property damage liability coverage.
- If the driver has accepted a passenger request, is driving to pick up an Uber passenger, or has a passenger in the vehicle: $1.5 million in combined bodily injury/property damage liability coverage, plus $1.5 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Uber’s insurance coverage is also considered primary to any auto insurance coverage the Uber driver may have purchased.
Paramus Uber Accident Lawyers from The Epstein Law Firm Will Fight to Secure Fair and Full Compensation for You When You’ve Been Injured in an Uber Accident
An Uber accident can leave you with serious and potentially life-altering injuries. If you were a passenger in an Uber that got into a crash, your injuries and resulting losses are no fault of your own. That’s why the Paramus Uber accident lawyers of The Epstein Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive full compensation for:
- Medical expenses and long-term care costs
- Lost wages and loss of earning ability or future earnings
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
When you hire our firm to help you after being involved in an Uber accident, you can expect us to quickly get to work investigating the facts and circumstances of the crash to recover evidence we can use to prove who was at fault for the crash. We will also make sure that you receive the medical treatment that you need and collaborate with your providers and other experts to establish the injury and harm that you have suffered and that you deserve compensation for. You can trust that our dedicated Paramus car accident lawyers will take whatever steps are needed to protect and advocate for your rights.
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If you have been hurt in an Uber accident in Paramus through no fault of your own, don’t wait another day to begin the process of pursuing the financial recovery you need. Call or contact The Epstein Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our knowledgeable Paramus Uber accident lawyers to learn more about your options for pursuing a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses.
About Paramus, NJ
The borough of Paramus is located in Bergen County, New Jersey, approximately 20 miles west of New York City. Paramus was primarily a farming community dating back to colonial times. However, with the construction of the George Washington Bridge and connecting highways in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by the residential development boom of the 1950s, Paramus quickly developed into its suburban character. The borough has been known since then as a shopping mecca, hosting some of New Jersey’s first and largest shopping malls.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uber Accidents in Paramus, NJ
Most Uber accident claims are resolved through a negotiated settlement between the accident victim and liable party or parties long before the accident goes to trial or is even filed in court as a lawsuit. At The Epstein Law Firm, our Paramus Uber accident lawyers will work to secure fair and full compensation on your behalf as efficiently as possible in a negotiated settlement, especially if you are anxious about the prospect of having to go to court or to trial. But our team of experienced litigators can also advocate your case at trial if necessary to give you the best opportunity at recovering the compensation you need and deserve for the injuries you suffered in the accident.
When a passenger is riding in an Uber vehicle, state law requires that your Uber driver and vehicle are covered by certain required insurance that includes uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $1.5 million. If your Uber is hit by another negligent or reckless driver who doesn’t have insurance or whose insurance coverage is insufficient to fully compensate you for your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to turn to the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage under Uber’s policy for compensation.