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

Blog,Ridesharing • January 20, 2021

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 Know If I Qualify for Compensation After a New Jersey Rideshare Accident?

How to Sue Uber or Lyft Drivers for a New Jersey Rideshare AccidentIn order to recover financial compensation, you will need to hire a New Jersey personal injury lawyer who can prove that you were injured due to the negligence of another driver. Sadly, this is often more difficult than it may seem, which is why you need to hire a qualified rideshare accident attorney who understands how to effectively collect and assemble evidence in order to prove your claim. Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC has years of experience winning clients the compensation they require for a quick recovery. You should let our team of experienced New Jersey Uber/Lyft accident lawyers help you. 

Does Uber or Lyft Have Liability Coverage?

There are guidelines at Uber and Lyft for their liability coverage policies. These guidelines include:

  • Period 0. This is when the driver was not logged into the rideshare app at the time of the crash. In this case, Uber or Lyft’s coverage will not apply. 
  • Period 1. When a driver is logged in but has not accepted a fare, the company will offer liability coverage for a crash caused by the driver. In this case, Uber or Lyft will provide up to $50,000 per person injured in the collision, $100,000 in total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability. 
  • Period 2. If the rideshare driver accepted a fare and is in the process of picking up a passenger at the time of an accident, Uber or Lyft’s liability coverage will increase to $1 million. 
  • Period 3. If the rider is in the rideshare vehicle at the time of the crash and suffered injuries, liability coverage increases to $1 million, plus limited coverage for damage to the driver’s vehicle and uninsured motorists’ coverage.