Brooklyn Uber Accident Lawyer
Has a crash with an Uber driver left you dealing with medical bills and other losses? Get compensated with help from a Brooklyn Uber accident lawyer.
Rideshare companies such as Uber are a great alternative to taxis and other forms of transportation in the Brooklyn area. Convenient and inexpensive, Uber may be your first choice until an accident happens.
What to do after an Uber accident can be confusing and frustrating. It’s not easy to know how to go about recovering compensation for your medical bills and lost income, especially when you aren’t sure who’s insurance is liable: Uber’s or the driver’s.
If your rideshare crash was a result of negligence, you can file a personal injury claim for the losses you sustained. A Brooklyn Uber accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP will help you understand your options and strategize to get you the full compensation you deserve.
Determining Who’s Financially Liable for the Uber Crash
Accidents with Uber drivers tend to be substantially more complicated than other car crashes. Uber drivers are generally not actually direct employees of the company. Instead, they’re independent contractors, which complicates who’s financially liable for damages caused.
To determine who you need to seek compensation from, your Brooklyn Uber accident lawyer will need to determine what the status of the rideshare app was at the time of the crash.
When Uber Is Liable
Uber has two different insurance policies when one of their drivers is at fault for causing a car accident. The first policy is a contingent policy that kicks in after the driver’s personal plan has processed the claim. This policy applies when the Uber app is active but a new ride request has not yet been accepted.
The second Uber policy has much higher limits and becomes active when the driver either has a paying ride in progress or has accepted a ride request and is on the way to pick up the passenger.
When the Uber Driver Is Liable
If the Uber app is off, the driver is effectively on his or her own personal time. This means that your crash will be treated as a “standard” car accident. Compensation will need to be sought from the driver’s personal plan.
Should the driver be uninsured for some reason, your lawyer can help you file an uninsured driver claim with your own insurance and make certain that you get the most from your benefits.
Uber Car Accidents and Compensation
Whether the driver was distracted or intoxicated, you deserve full compensation for your losses. Your injuries may require ongoing medical care and services. We will ensure you recover the money you need now and in the future to make the fullest recovery possible.
These are some common damages that you might be able to name in your claim:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost enjoyment of life
Contact a Brooklyn Uber Car Accident Attorney
Suffering injuries in an accident that is not your fault is difficult. Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP is dedicated to recovering the maximum compensation you are entitled to under New York law.
Contact our office for a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Brooklyn Uber accident lawyer. Just call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the form below.