Paterson Rideshare Accident Attorney
Rideshare accidents are unfortunately common. While these transportation options may seem safe, passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists on the road could be at risk due to negligent driving behaviors.
If you are injured by a rideshare driver, the attorneys at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC can help. Our Paterson rideshare accident lawyers will advocate aggressively for your right to compensation and fight to secure the settlement that you deserve.
Why Choose Our Paterson Rideshare Accident Lawyers for Your Case
- Since 1965, we have represented injured people throughout New Jersey. We have the skills and experience to guide you through your rideshare accident claim.
- Our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We will carefully evaluate each pathway to compensation to maximize your potential award.
- Our attorneys have won multiple awards recognizing their track record of success, including being named a New Jersey Super Lawyer.
How to File a Rideshare Accident Claim in Paterson, NJ
New Jersey is a no-fault accident state, meaning that your own insurance policy typically pays for your losses after a collision. This is not the case for accidents involving rideshare drivers.
If you are injured in an accident caused by a rideshare driver, you can recover compensation in one of two ways. You could file a claim against the rideshare driver’s personal insurance policy, or you could file a claim against the rideshare company’s commercial liability insurance.
Under New Jersey law, rideshare companies must provide the following amounts of coverage, depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident:
If the driver was not logged into the app, he or she is not considered to be driving for the company at the time of the accident. You could pursue a claim against the driver’s private insurance policy.
If the driver was logged into the app but had not accepted a ride request, you could receive coverage under the company’s insurance policy. You could receive at least $50,000 in bodily injury per person, up to $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and up to $25,000 in proper damage per accident.
If the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger or had a passenger in the vehicle, you could receive up to $1.5 million in liability coverage from the rideshare company.
Your attorney at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC can evaluate your case and determine which legal pathway is right for you.
Damages Available in a Rideshare Accident Case
By filing a rideshare accident claim, you could recover financial compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that you endured. Economic damages refer to financial losses, while non-economic damages involve the pain and suffering that you experienced.
Examples of damages in rideshare accident claims include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Chronic pain
- Permanent disability
- Loss of quality of life
Injured in a Rideshare Accident? Contact Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC
Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a scary experience. In these situations, trust the attorneys at Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC.
Our Paterson rideshare accident lawyers are dedicated to securing justice for injured passengers, drivers, pedestrians, and more. Contact us today to schedule your free case consultation and learn about your next steps.