Atlantic City Uber Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Attorneys Fight to Defend the Rights of Clients Injured in Uber Accidents in Atlantic City
Over the past decade, Uber and other rideshare services have immensely grown in popularity. Uber offers people the opportunity for affordable, convenient, on-demand vehicle transportation at the tap of a button on a cell phone. However, as more and more people use Uber’s services, that has meant more vehicles out on the roads of Atlantic City driving for Uber. With increasing numbers of vehicles driving for Uber, it has increased the risk of accidents involving an Uber vehicle or that is caused by an Uber driver. When an Uber vehicle is involved in a crash, those who have suffered injuries or damage may be entitled to turn to the company for compensation. However, pursuing financial compensation from Uber is not always easy. When you need help getting financial recovery after an Uber accident, turn to the Atlantic City Uber accident lawyers of Christopher Brown Law.
With over two decades of legal experience, our firm has the expertise to navigate the challenges and obstacles that often come up in Uber accident cases. Liability in Uber accident cases is a constantly evolving area of law. You need dedicated legal representation that will vigorously pursue fair and full compensation from Uber and other parties that have a responsibility under the law to provide you with compensation for your injuries and losses.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation to speak with our knowledgeable Atlantic City Uber accident lawyers about your claim and to learn more about how our firm can help you maximize the value of your financial recovery for your injuries and losses.
How Uber’s Insurance Coverage Works
Under New Jersey law, either Uber or its drivers must have certain minimum insurance coverage while the driver is either available to provide rides to customers or is actively transporting a customer. These insurance coverage requirements can vary depending on the circumstances that exist at the time that liability is incurred from an Uber accident. These minimum coverage requirements include:
- If the driver is logged into Uber’s mobile application and is available to accept a ride request from a customer: Bodily injury/death liability coverage of $50,000 per person, $100,000 per incident, and property damage liability coverage of $25,000 per incident. This coverage is primary to any other insurance coverage held by the driver.
- If the driver has accepted a ride request and is driving to pick up a passenger, or has a Uber passenger in the vehicle: Combined liability coverage of $1.5 million per incident and $1.5 million of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage per incident. This coverage is also primary to any other insurance policy held by the Uber driver.
If an Uber driver is not logged into the mobile application and is not available to accept a ride request, then the driver’s own personal auto insurance coverage would apply in the event of an accident.
Atlantic City Uber Accident Lawyers at Christopher Brown Law Will Help You Pursue Financial Recovery
Being injured in an Uber accident can leave you with significant financial expenses and personal losses. The Atlantic City Uber accident lawyers of Christopher Brown Law will aggressively pursue a result in your case that provides you financial recovery for:
- Costs of medical recovery
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages or income from missed work
- Lost earning capacity due to long-term or permanent inability to work
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Repair or replacement costs for damaged vehicles or property
Pursuing compensation in an Uber accident case can be incredibly complex. Our experienced attorneys will investigate the accident for all available evidence, and where necessary work with experts in accident reconstruction to build an effective, persuasive case to show how the accident occurred and to identify the party or parties at fault, including whether and how the Uber driver was responsible for causing the crash. Our legal team also has the ability to pursue claims against multiple parties where necessary to ensure that every at-fault party is held accountable and that you receive full compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Firm Today for a Free Initial Consultation to Learn More about Your Legal Rights After an Uber Accident
After you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle being driven for Uber, call or contact Christopher Brown Law today for a free, no-obligation case review with our experienced Atlantic City Uber accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages from the accident.
Frequently Asked Questions about Uber Accidents in Atlantic City
Yes. New Jersey follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which states that an injured party is not barred from pursuing compensation in a legal claim so long as the injured party’s share of fault for the accident and their injuries does not exceed the share of responsibility of the party or parties from whom the injured party is seeking compensation. However, if you were partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your share of fault. For example, if you suffered $50,000 in damages from an Uber accident and are found to have been 10 percent responsible for the accident, your compensation may be reduced by $5,000 to reflect your share of fault.
Generally, you have two years from the date of the accident under New Jersey’s statute of limitations to file a lawsuit to pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses. If you file suit after the statute of limitations has expired on your claim, the court may have grounds to permanently dismiss your lawsuit. The Atlantic City Uber accident lawyers of Christopher Brown Law can review the details of your case and advise you as to how long you have to file a lawsuit to pursue your claim.