New Jersey Rideshare Injury Attorney
Ridesharing is a unique type of transportation network that connects riders to available drivers – who drive their own vehicles – through smartphones. Uber and Lyft are currently the two most popular ridesharing services. Unfortunately, many ridesharing vehicles are involved in serious and even fatal car accidents each year. If you or a loved one has been injured in a ridesharing accident in New Jersey, contact Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC for a free consultation. We can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer?
A collision involving a ridesharing vehicle can lead to a complicated financial recovery process. A lawyer can guide you through the steps it will take for you to recover financial compensation while protecting your rights and best interests along the way. Your lawyer will understand how these claims work and how to negotiate for maximum financial compensation on your behalf. You can rest, relax and focus on healing with a New Jersey rideshare accident attorney handling the legal side of your case for you.
Common Ridesharing Accident Injuries
An accident involving a ridesharing vehicle can cause many different physical injuries, as well as significant emotional distress and psychological trauma. You may be eligible for financial compensation from the ridesharing company’s insurance provider, the Uber or Lyft driver’s insurer, or your own insurance company for the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Chest and rib injuries
- Crush injuries
- Cuts and scrapes
- Emotional injuries
- Internal injuries
- Lower extremity injuries
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Severe burns
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries can lead to hefty medical bills, lost wages and noneconomic damages. If you lost a loved one in a fatal Uber or Lyft accident in New Jersey, you may also be eligible for financial compensation for your funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, and other significant losses through a wrongful death claim. An attorney can help you pursue maximum recovery and – most importantly – safeguard your future with the results you need.
How Do Ridesharing Accident Claims Work in New Jersey?
Although New Jersey is a no-fault car insurance state, this rule does not apply to accidents involving transportation service providers, including ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. This means rather than only having your own car insurance for coverage, you have the right to file a claim against someone else’s insurance.
In New Jersey, Uber and Lyft are required to carry $1.5 million in bodily injury and property damage liability insurance, as well as $1.5 million in uninsured/underinsured driver insurance. The full extent of this coverage is available to injured rideshare passengers if the Uber or Lyft driver caused the crash. If you were injured as someone outside of the rideshare vehicle, only a portion of this coverage is available – as well as coverage from the individual driver’s insurance or your own provider.
What to Do After a Ridesharing Accident in New Jersey
The complicated nature of most ridesharing accident injury claims makes it important to contact an attorney after an Uber or Lyft accident in New Jersey. Other steps you should take include:
- Call 911 to report the ridesharing accident.
- Check yourself and others for injuries.
- Take pictures while still at the accident site.
- Do not admit fault or sign any statements.
- Report the accident to the ridesharing company.
- Go to a hospital right away for any injuries.
- Request copies of your accident report and medical records.
Once you have collected a folder of evidence and documentation related to your ridesharing accident, contact a lawyer to request a free consultation, where you can tell your story and discuss your legal options with a trusted legal advocate.
Contact a New Jersey Ridesharing Accident Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a ridesharing accident anywhere in New Jersey, contact Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC to arrange a free case evaluation. We care about your well-being and can help you find the right doctor, build a compelling claim to damages and achieve the results you need to move forward. Discuss your case with our experienced ridesharing injury lawyers today. Call (201) 997-0030.