Freehold New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have become increasingly popular among city dwellers who don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding and paying for parking, college students who do not own a car, and everyone else in between. While grabbing an Uber or Lyft car is certainly easy and convenient, if your rideshare driver gets into an accident and you are injured, things can quickly become complicated. Accident attorneys at Lomurro Law are experienced in handling car Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accident claims, successfully recovering just compensation for accident victims.
New Jersey’s Regulation Of Ridesharing Businesses
In 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Transportation Network Company Safety and Regulatory Act, which regulates ridesharing businesses. Under this legislation, rideshare drivers and their employers are required to meet certain insurance coverage standards in addition to submitting to driving and criminal background checks. Drivers must be a minimum of 21 years old, and provide evidence of their drivers’ license, car registration, and insurance. The ride sharing companies must maintain driving history records of each driver for a period of five years. Drivers that have been convicted of any of the following offenses are banned from employment by the ride sharing company:
- Sexual assault
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Possession or sale of a controlled dangerous substance
- Reckless driving
Who Covers My Medical Expenses If I Am Injured In A Rideshare Accident?
In New Jersey, rideshare passengers who are injured in an accident while being transported by a rideshare company will receive medical coverage through the rideshare company, the driver, or both. The insurance provides for $1.5 million in medical expenses stemming from the accident.
Filing A Personal Injury Claim For A Rideshare Accident
Personal injury law protects those who have suffered injury or death due to another person or entity’s negligent behavior. However, filing a personal injury claim for a rideshare accident is complicated. Many rideshare drivers are independent contractors and the rideshare company’s insurance policy may not cover the accident. If a rideshare driver is involved in an accident while they are not providing fares – or are in between fares – the claims process can become even more complex.
Injured In An Uber, Lyft, Or Other Rideshare Service Accident? Our New Jersey Lawyers Can Help.
When you hop in an Uber or Lyft to get where you need to be, the last thing on your mind is the possibility of an accident. But accidents do happen and when you have been injured in a rideshare service accident, recovering compensation for your medical expenses can be particularly challenging. We can help. The experienced Freehold accident attorneys at Lomurro Law, are skilled in navigating the personal injury claims process for Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accidents. We protect your rights, and successfully recovering just compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Our team is available to discuss your case and answer your questions. Schedule a confidential consultation by contacting our office at 732-482-9285 or contact us online.
If An Individual Is Injured In An Accident While Operating Or Occupying An Uber/Lyft Or Any Other Drive Share Vehicle, What Type Of Medical Coverage Is Available?
Under New Jersey law the Uber/Lyft or other drive share vehicle is the primary automobile insurance for medical payments benefits in an amount of at least $10,000 per person per incident. Additionally, an occupant of an Uber/Lyft or other drive share vehicle may have additional medical payment coverage available under their own personal auto insurance policy or the personal auto insurance policy of resident relative.