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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 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.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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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 would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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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 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.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
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 Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
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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Over the years, Oresky & Associates has won hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and negotiated settlements for victims and their loved ones. We are recognized as having some of the top verdicts and settlements in New York State for accident cases. You do not pay us any attorneys’ fees unless we win your New York truck injury case and collect damages for you through a jury verdict or settlement.

The NYC truck accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates represent victims and their families throughout Staten island, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, and Long Island. Contact us 24/7 at our office online.

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