Trenton Uber Accident Lawyers
Skilled Attorneys Fight for the Rights of the Victims of Uber Accidents in Mercer County and Throughout New Jersey
Because the area of law surrounding ridesharing accidents is relatively new, if you have been injured in or by an Uber or other ridesharing service, you need the guidance of an experienced injury law firm such as Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys have been at the forefront of Uber accident cases. We know what it takes to get injured Uber accident victims fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages because we’ve successfully helped numerous clients obtain maximum financial recovery in their cases.
Uber accidents have taken several forms so far in New Jersey.
- You are the driver of an Uber vehicle and you have been injured in an accident
- You were injured while a passenger in an Uber vehicle
- You were injured by an Uber vehicle while driving another vehicle or walking
No matter which of the situations you find yourself in, we understand that you need the right Uber accident lawyer to protect your rights and help you get back to how you were before the incident. Contact our firm today to set up a no-cost initial case review to go over the details of your accident and to learn more about how having an experienced Trenton Uber Accident Lawyer on your side can ensure you have the best chance at receiving maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
New Jersey Law and Liability of Ridesharing Companies Like Uber
There is a New Jersey law that regulates ridesharing companies, officially referred to in the state as the NJ Rideshare law. This statute, N.J.S.A. 39:5H-10c, makes it mandatory for ridesharing companies to maintain commercial insurance at a minimum of $1,500,000. This insurance can be maintained by the ridesharing company, the driver, or a combination of both.
Uber Accidents Can be Complicated Legal Territory
What gets complicated fast here is that there is an insurance coverage requirement distinction between the times when a driver is actively providing a prearranged ride in an Uber and other times when the driver is in between duties. This and other grey areas can make an Uber accident injury case complex and should always be placed in the hands of experienced personal injury counsel such as the legal team at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC.
Uber drivers are not employees of the ridesharing company, but are legally independent contractors – the law has yet to ultimately settle this, as many jurisdictions have become successful in arguing that they are in fact employees. Their independent contractor status can also complicate a potential claim and can impact their potential causes of action if they are injured while providing ridesharing rides or in transit to or from them.
When you have been injured during an Uber ride or in an accident with one of their drivers, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Often in a ridesharing claim, the other party’s insurance company may be quick to offer a settlement in a more serious accident.
Having these settlement discussions with insurance companies is something that should be done only by an experienced accident lawyer. At KMHL&D, we understand the entire process of an Uber accident claim, from the moment of the accident to the moment of a verdict or settlement. We understand how to talk to the other parties, including their insurance and legal teams. Please contact us before speaking with anyone else.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Uber Accident Injury Lawyers to Discuss Options Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber accident in New Jersey, contact the personal injury attorneys at Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman, Lento & Duff, LLC. We offer a free, no-obligation case review with one of our Uber accident attorneys to go over your legal rights and options following your accident. To learn more about how having an experienced lawyer in your corner can give you the best chance at securing maximum compensation for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered as a result of your accident, contact our office today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Uber Accidents in New Jersey
Yes. While this is a very new area of law, our team has represented people for years who have been injured in uber accidents in Mercer County, Burlington County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, and throughout New Jersey. This experience and perspective will help you get the maximum compensation from a claim against ridesharing companies like Uber.
Yes, it absolutely is. While screening of Uber drivers has improved over the past few years, there are still a lot of holes in the process, including the number of years the company looks back on personal and driving records. Because ridesharing companies like Uber are obliged to screen before they hire and examine a driver’s record (as well as ongoing safety and conduct complaints against them), you need an experienced personal injury attorney, such as the team at KMHL&D, to thoroughly examine the facts of your case if you have been injured in a ridesharing accident.
Not yet. While many states, including New Jersey, have ongoing legislative discussions as to whether these are really non-commercial vehicles (as they are being used for commercial purposes) the current law does not recognize them as commercial vehicles. This remains problematic and can make these types of injury cases more complex than they would otherwise be.