Long Island Uber Accident Lawyer

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Have you been involved in an Uber accident on Long Island? You may be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and even your pain and suffering. Contact the Long Island Uber accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to find out how we can help you fight to maximize your recovery.

Since 1977, we’ve been dedicated to helping injury victims across New York City and on Long Island. Our hard work pays off – we’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’ve been hurt because of a negligent Uber driver, we’re here to fight for you, too.

We offer a free consultation, so reach out to our Long Island law offices online or give us a quick call to schedule yours today.

How Will a Long Island Personal Injury Attorney Help Me After an Uber Accident?

After a car accident involving an Uber, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. However, Uber accident cases tend to be particularly challenging. There can be a lot of parties involved – including the Uber driver, multiple insurance companies, and possibly some negligent third parties. No one will want to accept liability. They’ll all fight you tooth and nail and attempt to deny you the money you deserve.

Hiring an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make a world of difference. Together, we have more than 200 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury cases. We know the laws and procedures that will affect your case inside and out. We’ve gone toe-to-toe with insurance companies and big business – and won. When you turn to us for help, you can level the playing field and put yourself in the best position to get the compensation you deserve.

We’ll fight for you by:

  • Standing up to Uber, negligent third parties, and insurance companies on your behalf
  • Carefully investigating the circumstances surrounding your Uber accident
  • Determining possible causes and identifying potentially liable parties
  • Seeking compensation from anyone who contributed to your Long Island Uber accident
  • Protecting you by minimizing your role in the accident if you’re blamed by other parties, and
  • Consulting with experts to make sure we understand your injuries and what your case is worth.

We know how devastating and overwhelming an unexpected accident can be. Whether you were a passenger in the Uber, a pedestrian, or inside of another vehicle, we’re here to help you get the money you need. All you have to do is give us a call and set up a time to discuss your case. It’s that simple.

What Causes Uber Accidents on Long Island?

Many people are choosing rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to avoid the traffic nightmare on Long Island. As a result, Uber accidents are happening more and more often in Suffolk County and Nassau County. While these accidents can (and do) happen for a lot of different reasons, certain factors tend to contribute to crashes more frequently than others.

Commonly reported causes of Uber accidents on Long Island include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Making unsafe or illegal turns
  • Standing or stopping in dangerous locations, such as near an intersection or on the side of a heavily-traveled road, and
  • Failing to yield the right of way.

Other contributing factors include poor weather or traffic conditions, hazardous road conditions, and defective vehicles and equipment.

Who’s Liable For Injuries After a Long Island Uber Accident?

Just because an Uber is involved in an accident doesn’t mean the Uber driver is at fault. Car accidents are messy. Many times, several parties contribute to a crash. Under New York state law, you can potentially recover compensation from anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt.

After an Uber accident on Long Island, liable parties might include:

  • Negligent Uber driver
  • Other negligent third parties, including other drivers, bicyclists, or pedestrians
  • Bus drivers
  • Transit companies
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Government agencies, or
  • Companies responsible for manufacturing or selling defective vehicles.

It’s important to make sure that your Uber accident is subject to a thorough, independent investigation. That’s the only way to make sure all liable parties are identified. Once that happens, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your Uber accident and resulting injuries.

How Do I Get Compensation If the Uber Driver Was At Fault?

So, you got into an Uber accident on Long Island and you’re confident that the rideshare driver was at fault. How and from whom you recover compensation will ultimately depend on how the Uber app was being used at the time of the crash. Here’s what you need to know.

Uber App Not in Use By Driver: When the Uber driver is not logged into the Uber app, they’re not working for Uber. As a result, the driver and/or their private insurance coverage would be responsible for any damages resulting from accidents at this time. 

Uber Driver Waiting For a Ride Request: When the Uber driver is logged into the Uber app and actively awaiting a ride request from a passenger, Uber’s limited insurance policy kicks in. However, Uber’s policy is secondary. That means that you can only seek benefits if your damages exceed what the Uber driver and their private insurer will pay.

Uber Driver Has Accepted a Ride Request: Once the Uber driver accepts a ride request, Uber’s $1 Million insurance policy becomes effective. This insurance covers damages sustained by the driver, passengers, and injured third parties. However, this policy is also secondary. You’ll to exhaust the benefits available under the Uber driver’s insurance policy before seeking money from Uber’s insurer. The $1 Million coverage terminates once the passenger is dropped off and ends the ride in the app.

Can I Sue Uber After an Accident on Long Island?

Probably not. Uber has worked hard to make sure that its drivers are classified as independent contractors, rather than employees. One reason for this is to distance themselves and limit liability when a driver is involved in an accident. You will probably be limited to seeking benefits from Uber’s insurance provider.

Common Uber Accident Injuries

Any injuries sustained in an Uber accident in New York can be devastating. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re prepared to help you fight to recover compensation for all of your Uber accident injuries, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Degloving
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury, including concussion
  • Lost limbs
  • Neck injury, including whiplash
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wrongful death, and more.

Can’t make it into our Long Island law offices for your free consultation? We know that sometimes your injuries might be too severe to allow for that. That shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you need. So, our legal team is prepared to come to you. We can arrange a time to discuss your case in your home, at work, or even at the hospital. Just give our car accident lawyers a call today to learn more.

Damages Available After a Long Island Uber Crash

Someone else is (at least partly) responsible for your Uber accident. Don’t let them off the hook without paying you the money you deserve. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and let us help you demand compensation for all of your damages. This might include money for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Insurance companies will try to drive down the value of your claim. As your attorneys, we’ll work tirelessly to prevent that from happening. We’ll work closely with leading motor vehicle accident and injury experts as we build your case. These experts can provide valuable insight into the extent of your injuries and how they might impact your life. This information can be critical to understanding – and proving – what your case is worth.

Statute of Limitations for Uber Accident Lawsuits in New York

Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in New York is three years from the date of your Uber accident. It’s possible that you might have more or less time to act, depending on the details of your case. However, it’s important to understand that you’ll lose the right to get any money, at all, if you wait too long to file a personal injury claim. 

Let Our Long Island Uber Accident Lawyers Help You

Are you or a loved one struggling with an injury after a Long Island Uber accident? The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. have decades of experience handling complex personal injury matters. Give our law firm a call and set up a time to discuss your case at no cost to you. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and do our best to answer any questions you may have.