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Know Your Rights And Legal Options After An Uber Or Lyft Accident

The use of Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services continues to be a popular means of transportation. The ease and relative expense of a ridesharing service can make them attractive options. With the rising number of rideshare apps and drivers on the road comes an increase in accidents involving those drivers. When such accidents occur, the legal implications can be complex. Who is responsible for injuries? What insurance applies?

At Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, we have over 50 years of combined legal experience in motor vehicle accident cases. Our attorneys are dedicated, meticulous and ready to fight for you in maximizing compensation from all potential sources.

Auto Accidents Are About Insurance, And We Know Insurance

All lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents are about insurance. In the case of ridesharing accidents, insurance concerns can be tricky. Our experienced lawyers can get to the bottom of your case by asking questions such as those below.

Who was at fault for the accident? It could be your ridesharing driver, another motorist, a combination of the two or someone else entirely. Determining fault will be crucial to the success of your case.

What was the driver’s work status at the time of the crash? Both Uber and Lyft have several different tiers of insurance coverage based on the driver’s status. One status is on the clock but waiting for a ride request. Another is on the way to pick up a passenger. The third is an accident that occurs while taking a passenger to their destination. Coverage can literally change from one minute to the next, depending on what a driver is doing.

Was the driver properly insured? Like everyone else, rideshare drivers are required to have a personal auto policy that meets the minimum required coverage in New Jersey. This personal coverage will be in addition to supplemental coverage provided by the ridesharing service.

Was training or failure to investigate the driver an issue? Rideshare companies are responsible for thoroughly vetting their applicants, including criminal history and driving record. They must also ensure that drivers are properly trained on company policies and procedures.

Which insurance company needs to offer fair compensation? This could include the rideshare driver’s policy, the rideshare service’s policy or your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

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For answers to these questions, and any others you may have, schedule a free consultation by calling 973-609-5693. You have nothing to lose, as we only accept a fee if we obtain fair compensation on your behalf.

We are located in East Orange, New Jersey but do most of our work in Newark. Our office is easily accessible through public transportation. We can provide assistance in French Creole and Spanish as well as English.