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NYC Uber Accident Lawyer

Were You Recently Hurt In A Ridesharing Accident?

If you were hurt in a ridesharing accident or have lost a family member in one, the Uber accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC want you to know that you have rights.

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Uber Accident Lawyers

Representing New York Accident Victims For More Than 30 Years

If you were hurt in a ridesharing accident or have lost a family member in one, the Uber accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC want you to know that you have rights. Even if you are undocumented, even if the rideshare driver was an independent contractor, and even if the other party says you were to blame, you have rights and we can help you.

An Uber accident lawyer in New York at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will fight on your behalf to get the compensation that you need and deserve. We have helped clients with their accident cases for over  30 years. Our clients have called us “caring and compassionate,” “warm and friendly,” and a “family friend.” They say we “took care of everything” and that they are “pleased” and “very satisfied with the results.”

Call today for your free consultation at (718) 993-9999.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
pay no fees unless we win your case
What Can You Do After An Uber Accident?

Liability for Car Accidents Involving Uber Vehicles

Accidents involving rideshare vehicles like an Uber are more complex than other car accident cases. Uber drivers are insured by Uber’s insurance policy when driving, but coverage depends on whether they have a passenger, are going to pick up a passenger, or are waiting for a ride request. If the driver was not working, then their personal car insurance covers them. If a vehicle other than the rideshare vehicle caused the accident, then that driver’s insurance policy will provide coverage.

When you hire us to handle your case, we will identify the liable party and sort out all the details, including the appropriate insurance policy to file your claim. The team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC has won over $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Let us help you too.

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I had a construction accident. I retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys and they won my case with excellent results. I recommend these attorneys to everyone.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates to anybody that had suffered an accident. They treated me like family. I love them very much.

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I had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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I hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.

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I am very happy with the work they did on my case. They were very efficient and I really recommend them to everybody for what they did. Thank you for everything.

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I suffered a very bad accident in 2013 and was so scared not knowing what will happen to me and my children. I didn’t even know what my rights were at the time. My daughter found this law firm in the internet and told me I needed an attorney, th...

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I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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I had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
Experienced Uber Accident Lawyers

Damages Awarded in Uber Accident Cases in New York

Those who were injured or have lost a family member in a rideshare accident deserve justice. Oresky & Associates, PLLC has won millions in settlements and verdicts for clients hurt in automobile accidents, including pedestrians.

Do not accept a settlement offer or sign anything from the insurance company without first speaking with a lawyer about your Uber accident. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC. A few of the settlements and verdicts we have recovered for victims of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • $4.6 million verdict for a driver injured in a three-car accident.
  • $4.5 million awarded to the family of an 81-year-old pedestrian killed in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $3.45 million won by a pedestrian who suffered bilateral leg fractures and shoulder injuries and required multiple surgeries after being struck by a commercial van.
  • $999,000 awarded to a pedestrian who sustained serious injuries when struck by an automobile.
  • $998,000 awarded to a passenger who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident

Your damages depend on the extent of your injuries,  expenses and losses. In New York, a personal injury victim is eligible to collect economic damages and non-economic damages. Recoverable damages include:

  • Medical bills. You can pursue reimbursement for medical bills, including hospitalization, surgical costs, medication costs, and other treatment expenses in excess of no-fault insurance coverage.
  • Rehabilitation costs in excess of no-fault insurance coverage.
  • Lost wages and earnings in excess of no-fault insurance coverage.
  • Pain and suffering. You may recover significant compensation for past and future pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic effects of the injury on your quality of life.

This is not a complete list of recoverable damages. Jacob Oresky & the team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC will fight for the full value of your losses. Call us now: (718) 993-9999.

Uber’s Insurance Policy

The following is an overview of Uber’s insurance policy.

  • If the Uber driver is not working (i.e., their app is turned off), the Uber insurance policy does not apply, and their personal insurance policy would cover the driver.
  • If the Uber driver has their app turned on and is waiting for a ride request, Uber provides third-party liability coverage if the rideshare driver’s private insurance does not. Coverage includes $50,000 in bodily injury liability per person, $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
  • If the Uber driver has received a ride request and is en route to pick up a passenger or is actively transporting a passenger in their vehicle, Uber provides $1 million in third-party liability coverage.

Other parties, such as another driver, may also be liable for your injuries, so work with an attorney at our firm to sort out liability and pursue the appropriate insurance policy and responsible parties.  Give us a call today to get started: (718) 993-9999.

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

Call an Uber Car Accident Lawyer

You deserve a NYC Uber accident lawyer who will fight for what you deserve. We are here to take care of your case, so that you can take care of yourself and your recovery.

We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay attorney fees unless you recover compensation. We provide free, no-commitment consultations at (718) 993-9999, so call us today to learn how to get justice for your ridesharing accident.

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