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Bronx Uber Accident Lawyer

Bronx Uber Accident LawyerWere 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.

Our lawyers are ready to start fighting to protect your legal rights. If you were injured, call (718) 993-9999 or contact our law offices in the Bronx, New York to schedule a free consultation today.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After an Uber Accident in the Bronx

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help After an Uber Accident in the BronxBy 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:

  • Handle all insurance negotiations and paperwork
  • Independently investigate your accident to determine causation and liability
  • Evaluate the value of your personal injury claim
  • Hire expert witnesses when needed
  • Negotiate on your behalf to maximize your insurance settlement
  • Advocate for your rights in court if necessary

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.

What is My Bronx Uber Accident Case Worth?

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:

  • Damage to your quality of life
  • Whether you’ll require ongoing medical care or rehabilitation
  • The nature of your injuries and the pain you’ve endured
  • Whether you’ll suffer a permanent impairment
  • Whether you contributed to the accident in any way
  • Available insurance coverage

Often, we’ll work with experts and specialists to help estimate your future needs and put a dollar value on your pain and suffering.

How Can Insurance Impact the Value of My Uber Accident Case?

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.

Driver Has Accepted an Uber Ride Request

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.

Driver is Waiting for a Ride Request

If the driver’s Uber app is turned on and the driver is available to accept a passenger, the following coverage applies:

  • $75,000 for bodily injury or death per person
  • $150,000 for bodily injury or death per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage coverage per accident

Uber’s commercial insurance typically applies when other insurance policies are insufficient to cover the damage caused by the accident.

Driver’s Uber App is Turned Off

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.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Uber Accident Victims?

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:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished future earning potential
  • Nursing care 
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages, if the at-fault party’s acts were intentional or malicious

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.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for an Uber Accident in New York?

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. 

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Uber Accident Injuries

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:

  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Burns 
  • Amputation injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

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.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in the Bronx, New York

The same factors that cause ordinary motor vehicle accidents often cause Uber accidents.

Some of the most common causes of Uber accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Stopping in unsafe areas to pick up or drop off passengers
  • Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors
  • Fatigued Uber drivers
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Tailgating 
  • Unsafe passing
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Dangerous left-hand turns
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to maintain the Uber vehicle

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.

How Do I Prove Negligence After an Uber Accident in New York? 

Most Uber accidents happen because someone was negligent. Negligence is a failure to exercise due caution.

To prove negligence, you must establish:

  • The responsible party’s duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

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:

  • Video surveillance footage
  • Evidence from the Uber driver’s app and ride history
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photos of the crash scene
  • Medical records
  • Toxicology reports
  • And more

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.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After an Uber Accident in New York?

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.

Contact a Bronx Uber Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

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.

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