Were you involved in an accident involving Uber or another ridesharing service in the Bronx, NY? You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. An experienced Bronx Uber accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
We’ve been fighting to protect injured clients across NYC since 1987. Over the years, we’ve recovered over $400 million in compensation on behalf of accident victims.
By now, rideshare companies like Uber are a common mode of transportation in the Bronx. Still, disputes often arise after an accident. Each party may try to pin the blame on someone else. That doesn’t mean you can’t successfully recover your maximum compensation amount.
You can always turn to an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC for help. We have over 30 years of experience handling complicated accident cases. We’ve won some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New York City.
When you hire our award-winning lawyers to protect your interests, you can count on us to:
We’re here to stop the insurance companies from taking advantage of you. Over the years, we’ve been rated by Super Lawyers and earned a place on the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our Bronx personal injury attorneys would be proud to fight for you.
When you’re ready to get started, call to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer who can help.
Every personal injury claim is unique. To begin valuing your case, we’ll first evaluate your past economic losses, including the cost of your medical treatment and other out-of-pocket expenses. We’ll also work closely with you to determine how the injury has changed your life.
Some important considerations for determining how much your personal injury case is worth include:
Often, we’ll work with experts and specialists to help estimate your future needs and put a dollar value on your pain and suffering.
Uber drivers in New York City use their personal vehicles to transport passengers. Of course, Uber drivers are required to purchase car insurance. However, that personal insurance doesn’t cover damages while they’re driving for commercial purposes.
Because of that, New York insurance laws require Uber and Lyft to carry commercial insurance coverage to protect people who are injured in rideshare accidents. The level of coverage available depends on the Uber driver’s status at the time of the accident.
When the driver has accepted a ride request, Uber’s insurance policy will cover up to $1.25 million for bodily injury, death and property damage. The policy must also include supplemental uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
This level of insurance coverage applies from the moment the driver accepts a ride request until the ride ends in the Uber app.
If the driver’s Uber app is turned on and the driver is available to accept a passenger, the following coverage applies:
Uber’s commercial insurance typically applies when other insurance policies are insufficient to cover the damage caused by the accident.
If the driver isn’t logged into Uber, the case is treated like any other car accident. The driver’s personal auto insurance coverage will apply.
If you were injured in an Uber accident, you may be struggling to make ends meet. Treating an injury gets expensive quickly. Financial stress can be overwhelming.
Under New York personal injury laws, you can recover damages for all of your financial and non-financial losses. Our attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are here to help you fight for the full range of damages you deserve.
Depending upon the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for:
Proving your damages can be difficult. Our lawyers in the Bronx are here to help. Just give us a quick call to learn more about your legal options today.
Like any car accident, it’s possible that several factors may have contributed to the cause of your Uber crash. All responsible parties can be held liable under New York pure comparative negligence laws.
If you also contributed to the accident, you won’t lose your right to compensation entirely – but you will be responsible for your proportionate share of liability.
Our Bronx personal injury attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC know that a serious injury can change your life in many ways.
We’ll fight to recover full compensation for your injuries, including:
If you lost a loved one in a fatal ridesharing accident, we can also fight to recover damages for the wrongful death of your loved one.
The same factors that cause ordinary motor vehicle accidents often cause Uber accidents.
Some of the most common causes of Uber accidents include:
Uber drivers aren’t always at-fault in an accident. Third-party motorists, pedestrians and even bicyclists may share liability. You can count on our lawyers to find out what happened and who was responsible. Just call our law firm to schedule a free case review to get started.
Most Uber accidents happen because someone was negligent. Negligence is a failure to exercise due caution.
To prove negligence, you must establish:
Sometimes the police report identifies the responsible party. However, Uber accidents are often complicated because multiple insurance policies will be involved. Insurance companies often try to shift liability to someone else after an accident. So, you’ll need evidence to prove liability.
Our lawyers will work tirelessly to locate that evidence, including:
Any accident can take a toll on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Handling a complex investigation should be the last thing on your mind.
Our Bronx Uber accident attorneys can handle the details while you recover. Get the legal advice you deserve by calling to schedule your free case evaluation today.
The statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after the crash. Under New York law, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
However, you should file a claim with insurance well before the three-year deadline expires. It takes time to gather evidence and negotiate with the insurance companies. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be barred from seeking compensation.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’re always available to discuss your case. To learn more about how we can fight for the fair compensation you deserve, call for a free consultation with an experienced Bronx Uber accident lawyer today.