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Queens Uber Accident LawyerWere you recently involved in a car accident with an Uber in Queens? Contact an experienced Queens Uber accident lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC immediately or call us at (347) 507-3884. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, financial losses, and pain and suffering. Our law firm can help you fight to get every cent you deserve.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’ve been fierce advocates for injury victims in Queens since 1992. Our law firm puts decades of experience behind every case and has won more than $400 Million in damages for clients like you.

Call our law office serving Queens, New York, to learn more about how we can help you after your Uber accident. Your first consultation is absolutely free, and there’s no obligation. Contact us to get started today.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Queens Uber Accident

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Queens Uber AccidentWhat caused your Uber accident? Who’s at fault? Who can be held financially responsible for your injuries? What’s your case worth?

These are all critical questions you’ll need to answer if you have been injured in an Uber accident in Queens, NY. Don’t try to get the answers on your own – especially if you’re struggling with some painful physical injuries.

Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC, and let our Queens car accident lawyers handle your Uber accident case for you.

We’re award-winning attorneys with a demonstrated ability to win big for our clients. Since our founding, our law firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

Now that you’ve been hurt, our team is here to handle every aspect of your case:

  • Investigate the rideshare crash to determine causation, fault, and liability
  • Bring in experts and specialists as we work to build your case and determine what it’s worth
  • Seek damages from all liable parties
  • Protect you against claims that you share responsibility for your Uber or Lyft accident
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to get the best possible settlement deal for you
  • Bring your case to a jury if you aren’t offered a fair settlement

Focus on recovering from your injuries. We’ll take care of your fight for compensation. Call us today to discover your legal rights and options.

Who’s Liable For an Uber Accident in Queens, NY?

Uber has fought long and hard to ensure that its rideshare drivers are classified as independent contractors. Why is this important if you’ve been in an auto accident with a rideshare driver?

Uber avoids liability for your injuries.

Instead, financial responsibility for an accident falls squarely on the shoulders of the negligent Uber driver, the Uber driver’s insurance company, and Uber’s insurance carrier (as well as any negligent third parties).

This means that, with very few exceptions, you can’t sue Uber if you’re involved in a wreck with one of its drivers.

This is one of many reasons why Uber accident cases tend to be challenging. If you want to win your case and maximize your recovery, it’s smart to contact a lawyer for help. Oresky & Associates, PLLC, is standing by to take your call today.

How Do I Recover Compensation After an Uber Accident in Queens, New York?

New York has no-fault rules. If you were in another vehicle at the time of your Uber accident, then your own insurance coverage will be your first source of compensation. If you suffer a serious injury, as defined by New York law, then you can then seek additional damages from other parties.

Uber passengers are covered by Uber’s extensive insurance coverage.

For other personal injury cases, like those arising after a victim’s insurance benefits are exhausted, then where compensation comes from will depend on what the Uber driver was doing at the time of the accident.

  • If the driver wasn’t logged into the app, then they will be personally liable for a crash – just like everyone else.
  • If the driver was logged in and waiting for a ride request, then Uber’s limited insurance policy will apply.
  • If the driver has accepted a ride request and/or has a passenger on board, then Uber’s million-dollar insurance policy will apply.

Uber’s policies are secondary. This means you’ll have to exhaust other options first – including your own policy and the Uber driver’s coverage.

What’s My Uber Accident Case Worth?

The value of your case will depend largely on:

  • Your injuries
  • Your ability to work and earn an income
  • How you’ve been affected psychologically
  • Whether you share responsibility for the crash
  • Out of pocket costs and expenses

Typically, motor vehicle accident cases involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death are worth the most. However, this isn’t to say that a more moderate injury case can’t have a high value. It’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney near you in Queens. Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you better understand your legal options and how much money your personal injury claim might be worth.

What Causes Most Uber Accidents in Queens?

Don’t forget that Uber drivers aren’t professionals. They’re everyday people looking to earn a living. They don’t have to get any special training or obtain a CDL to drive an Uber.  There’s no guarantee that Uber drivers are good drivers or even know the roads in Queens well.

With that said, many Uber accidents are the result of rideshare driver negligence.

This includes:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or impaired driving (DUI accidents)
  • Fatigued driving
  • Stopping to pick up or drop off passengers at unsafe locations
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Failure to look for bicyclists, pedestrians, or other cars in an intersection
  • Speeding

However, Uber drivers aren’t always entirely (or even partly) responsible for rideshare accidents. Other motorists can contribute to a wreck with an Uber, too.

Some causes could fall outside of the control of anyone on the road, such as road conditions, road defects, vehicle malfunction, or inclement weather.

What Damages Are Available to Uber Injury Victims in Queens?

The following economic and non-economic damages could be available if you or a family member has been hurt in a Queens Uber accident:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damage

If an Uber accident is fatal, then families can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek pecuniary damages related to the death. Typically, pain and suffering damages won’t be available unless the victim survived his or her Uber accident injuries for a period of time.

We’ll Help You Seek Compensation For All of Your Uber Accident Injuries

Uber accidents can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Oresky & Associates, PLLC will be there to help you seek full compensation for each and every one.

Our Queens personal injury lawyers represent Uber accident victims who’ve suffered:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Crushing injury
  • Chest injury
  • Neck injury
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Back injury

Don’t underestimate any car accident injury. Seek medical attention after your accident, and then call our law firm for help. These steps can be instrumental in ensuring that you recover maximum compensation for your damages.

What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Uber Accident Case?

As the plaintiff, you’ll have the burden of proof. In New York, this means proving that your argument is more likely true than not, as supported by facts and evidence.

Most Uber accident cases in Queens are based on negligence. Negligence means that someone else was careless under the circumstances and, as a result, you got hurt.

To win, you’ll have the burden of proving:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • This duty was breached in some way
  • The defendant’s behavior was the cause of your injury, and
  • You’ve suffered damages.

A prompt investigation can help to ensure that evidence needed to prove your case is preserved.

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

In New York, personal injury lawsuits are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. That means you’ll have just three years to take action if you’ve been hurt in a wreck with an Uber.

If a family member was killed in a fatal Uber accident, you’d have two years from their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

There are times when other time limits could apply, but those are exceptions, not the rule.

Do not miss the deadline that applies to your case. That would mean giving up the right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation from those responsible.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Queens Uber Accident Lawyer

Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery after an Uber accident in Queens, New York. Since 1992, we’ve fought hard to help New York City crash victims just like yourself. Through hard work, dedication, and passion, we’ve been able to recover more than $400 Million in life-changing damages.

Now that you’ve been hurt because of a negligent Uber driver, we’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Call our Queens Uber accident lawyers to get started and schedule a free consultation to learn more.

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