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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

Defending 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 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
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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 the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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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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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

What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
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.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
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.
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.

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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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