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.
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.
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.
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.
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.