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Long Island Uber Accident Lawyer
Top Rated Uber Injury Attorney in Elmhurst, NY Helping Victims of Uber Accidents with their Claims in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Throughout Long Island
Uber drivers, like any other motorists on the road, are at risk of being involved in an accident. These accidents may occur as a result of the negligence of the Uber driver or another driver or party. When these accidents occur, they often result in serious injuries. Accident victims suffer under the strain of physical pain as well as economic losses, including medical bills and lost wages. An experienced Long Island Uber accident lawyer from The Harrison Law Group will fight for a successful resolution to your case.
At the Harrison Law Group, P.C., we understand the challenge that Uber accidents present to accident victims. We also know that accident victims are under immense economic and psychological pressure when dealing with the aftermath of their accidents. We are committed to providing accident victims with high-quality legal representation without placing further financial or psychological pressure on them. Our services are available on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you do.
We have experience representing Uber passengers, Uber drivers as well as third parties such as cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers involved in Uber accidents. We will investigate your claim to establish fault and build a strong claim on your behalf. We will ensure that you recover the financial compensation you need to get through this difficult time.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm.
How Uber’s Commercial Insurance Policy Works
Accidents involving Uber drivers present various complexities. This is because Uber does not consider Uber drivers as employees. Drivers are instead classified as independent contractors. While New York law requires Uber and other rideshare companies to maintain a commercial car insurance policy to cover their drivers, it may not cover your accident. Even if Uber’s insurance policy covers your accident, the amount of coverage available will depend on the circumstances of the accident, such as the status of the Uber driver at the time of the accident. Below are some key factors about how Uber insurance works.
- If the accident was caused by the Uber driver while they were ferrying a passenger, Uber’s insurance policy provides coverage of up to $1.25 million. The insurance policy covers injuries as well as property damage to third parties, including pedestrians, other drivers and the passengers in the vehicle.
- Uber’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage covers up to $50,000 for injuries where the Uber driver was at fault.
- Uber’s insurance policy provides up to $1.25 million in uninsured motorist coverage for the occupants of an Uber vehicle in cases where an uninsured or underinsured driver caused the accident.
- The accident occurred while the Uber driver was logged out of the app, i.e. driving for personal reasons, Uber’s insurance policy does not apply. You would have to seek compensation from the Uber driver’s personal car insurance policy if they were at fault.
- If another party is at fault, their insurance policy will apply.
Contact The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Long Island Uber Injury Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident in Long Island, you should contact The Harrison Law Group, P.C. We offer accident victims the opportunity to consult for free with a knowledgeable and experienced Uber injury attorney in Elmhurst, NY. Our attorneys will help you understand your options and rights. We will review the circumstances of your case to determine the best approach to take in pursuing compensation.
Our experienced team is committed to defending the rights of the injured. We will work tirelessly to secure the best outcome in your case. Take the first step in recovering compensation for your damages by contacting us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber Accidents in Long Island
It depends. New York applies no-fault laws to car accident claims. This means that if you are able to receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from your own car insurance policy, your rights to sue will be limited. However, if you don’t have a car insurance policy and are injured in an accident while you are an Uber driver, you can sue for compensation.
The party you sue for compensation will depend on who was at fault. If another driver was responsible for the accident, you can sue them for your injuries. If your Uber driver was responsible for the accident, you have the right to sue the driver. This will allow you to recover compensation from their car insurance policy.
New York law requires Uber and other ridesharing companies to carry insurance that covers their drivers. This insurance kicks in when the driver is on the job, e.g. when carrying a passenger. The insurance will cover the cost of damages not covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. Therefore, if the accident was caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you can seek compensation from Uber’s insurance cover.
If you were injured in an Uber accident in New York, you will have various options for recovering compensation depending on the circumstances of your accident. Some of the options available to accident victims include:
1. Personal insurance—this includes PIP insurance as well as personal health insurance
2. The at-fault driver’s insurance policy—this includes the Uber driver’s car insurance policy if they were at fault
3. Uber’s commercial insurance coverage
Recovering compensation for damages in an Uber accident can be complex. It is advisable to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced Uber injury attorney in Elmhurst, NY. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in representing victims of rideshare accidents. We will explore all the options available to you and provide you with an effective strategy to recover maximum compensation for your damages.
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