New York Uber Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident in New York – either as an Uber passenger, pedestrian, or someone in another vehicle – you might be entitled to compensation. However, Uber cases can be quite challenging. It might be harder than you think to get the money you deserve in your hands. Calling an experienced New York Uber accident lawyer can make things a lot easier.
Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has been committed to helping injured accident victims across New York. Today, our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience handling complicated car accident cases. We’ve stayed up-to-date on the latest changes in the laws and regulations that will affect your Uber accident case. Call us for help, and we’ll do everything we can to get you the money you deserve.
Your first consultation is free, so call to schedule yours today. We’re always available to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After My NYC Uber Car Accident?
An unexpected injury can end up costing more than you’d ever imagined. Your injuries might affect you for the rest of your life. Pursuing compensation might be one of the most important things you will do. However, there might be a lot of different parties involved: an Uber driver, Uber, negligent third parties, and multiple insurance companies. They’ll all try to avoid liability for your injuries.
You should not hesitate to contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC after your NYC Uber accident because:
- Insurance companies will try to pay you much less than you deserve. They might even deny your claim without a legitimate reason. We’ll stand up to them and work hard to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
- You might not know what your case is worth. This isn’t something you want to let an insurance company decide. We work with experts who can help us understand your injuries, how they might affect your life, and ultimately, what your case is worth.
- More than one person might be responsible for your accident. As a result, multiple parties may be liable for your injuries. We’ll demand money from anyone who caused you to get hurt.
- Other parties might try to blame you for your injuries. If these tactics are successful, it could hurt your ability to get money. Our attorneys will fight to minimize your role in the accident and maximize your compensation.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. isn’t like other law firms in NYC. We’re a family. When you call us for help, you become a part of that family, too. We care about you and will go above and beyond to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Give a New York personal injury lawyer in our office a call to discuss your Uber accident case today.
Who’s Liable After I Get Hurt in a NYC Uber Accident?
In New York, you can seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your car accident and injuries. This might include a negligent:
- Uber driver
- Driver of another vehicle
- Transit company
- Government agency, or
- Company that manufactured a defective vehicle or piece of equipment.
Under the state’s comparative fault rules, liability is apportioned between everyone who shares fault. So, you can realistically file an injury claim or lawsuit against anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or default caused you to get hurt.
How Can I Get Money If an Uber Driver Caused My Accident?
Not all Uber accidents are caused by rideshare drivers. However, some are. These are the cases that can be particularly complicated. Why? Who will ultimately be responsible for paying you for your injuries will depend on how the Uber driver was using the Uber app at the time of the crash. Realistically, the driver, their private insurance company, or Uber’s insurance provider could be liable for your damages.
The Uber Driver Wasn’t Logged into the Uber App
Was the person who hit you a driver for Uber? You’ll only be able to get money from Uber (or, more specifically, their insurance company) if the driver was working in some capacity. If the driver was “off duty” and not logged into the app, Uber will deny all liability for your injuries.
In these situations, you can look to the driver or their insurance provider for compensation. If you have auto insurance coverage, you can also file a claim with your own insurer to get benefits for your injuries and property damage.
The Uber Driver Was Logged Into the App, But Hasn’t Accepted a Ride Request
Things change when the Uber driver is logged into the Uber app and waiting for a ride request. If an accident occurs under these circumstances, you might be able to recover compensation from Uber’s limited insurance policy.
The limited policy will cover:
- Bodily Injury: $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident
- Property Damage: $25,000 per accident.
However, the driver and his insurance coverage will still be your primary source of compensation. If your damages exceed what you can recover from them, you can file a claim to get benefits from Uber’s policy.
The Uber Driver Has Accepted a Ride Request and/or Has a Passenger in the Car
Once an Uber driver accepts a ride request, Uber’s $1 Million insurance policy becomes effective. It will cover injuries, deaths, and damage from the moment the ride request is accepted, while the driver is en route to pick up the passenger, and until the passenger leaves the vehicle and ends the ride.
Again, the Uber driver and their insurance policy will be the first place you’ll have to look for compensation. Uber’s policy can cover the difference between what your damages are and how much you’re able to recover from these other sources.
Uber will do everything to deny liability and responsibility for your injuries. Their drivers are independent contractors, so the company isn’t technically responsible if a driver causes an accident. At least, that’s Uber’s position. Hiring an attorney can level the playing field and put you in the best position to get the money you deserve. Call our NYC personal injury lawyers for help today.
What Causes Uber Accidents in New York City?
Car accidents involving Ubers occur more frequently than you might think. These crashes can and do happen for a lot of different reasons. Common causes of New York City rideshare accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Drivers looking for passengers rather than paying attention to nearby traffic
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Stopping suddenly to let passengers out of the vehicle
- Stopped in prohibited zones
- Racing through intersections to beat a red or yellow light
- Weather and traffic conditions
- Defective vehicles or safety equipment, and
- Dangerous road conditions.
Uber accidents tend to happen because Uber drivers or others are careless. If this has happened to you, you may have the right to demand money for your injuries. The NYC personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
You Deserve Money For All of Your Uber Accident Injuries
Some law firms in New York City only care about money. So, they’ll only agree to take your case if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re different. We understand that every injury – no matter how small – can disrupt your life. That’s why we’ll work tirelessly to get money for all of your motor vehicle accident injuries, including:
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Sprains, strains, bruises, and other soft tissue injuries
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Chest injury
- Head injury
- Back and neck injury
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
We offer a free consultation, so reach out to us today to schedule yours. Can’t make it into our office to discuss your case? Our attorneys can come to you. We’ll visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you get better. All you have to do is make the call and ask for help. We make it that easy.
What Damages Can I Get If I’m Injured in a NYC Uber Accident?
Our New York Uber accident lawyers will work hard to identify all of your injuries, determine what your case is worth, and demand monetary damages on your behalf. This might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium, and more.
Give us a call today. We’ll explain what you should do after your Uber accident and how we will fight to get you a settlement or verdict.
When Do I Have to File an Uber Accident Lawsuit in New York?
You won’t have an unlimited amount of time to ask for money after you get hurt in an Uber crash in New York. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations is three years. You will lose out on valuable money if you don’t file a claim within three years of the date of your accident.
We know things are tough right now. Let our experienced legal team help. Call us as soon as you can after your accident and we can get started on your case right away.
Call Our New York Uber Accident Lawyers For Help
Are you struggling with an injury after a car accident involving an Uber in NYC? Don’t hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance. If you’re entitled to compensation, we’ll do everything we can to maximize your award. You can focus on getting better while we handle your legal case.
We offer a free consultation, so call our NYC law office to discuss your case today. Our attorneys represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.