Uber is active in Lawrenceville because Lawrenceville residents have embraced the convenience of rideshare travel. When you do not want to take your car out, do not want to deal with parking issues, or plan to have a couple of drinks, rideshares like Uber and Lyft can take you where you need to go. Even for long weekend trips for people in Lawrenceville who are close to cities like New York City and Philadelphia, they often do not want to have to deal with a car in a big city so they grab an Uber there and back. Uber accident attorneys know that much as Lawrenceville residents like the convenience of rideshares, what they do not like is the headaches that come with being involved in an Uber accident.
Complicating factors in Uber accidents
Rideshare accidents are more difficult than regular car accidents that do not involve transporting a passenger for hire. See below for some of these complicating factors in rideshare accidents.
- When an Uber is involved in an accident, specific facts such as whether or not the Uber driver was logged into the app or in the process of transporting a passenger will determine if Uber’s insurance policy or the driver’s insurance policy applies.
- As mentioned above, Lawrenceville is an Uber ride from the Pennsylvania state border and when you take an interstate Uber trip, depending on where the accident happens, you may not be subject to New Jersey’s rideshare law and protections. Pennsylvania law may apply instead which also may change insurance policy limits and coverage requirements.
- If a rideshare driver has allowed his or her insurance policy to lapse, depending on the accidents facts, Uber’s insurance policy may or may not cover injuries and damages.
When you are involved in a car accident, depending on your particular accident facts and injuries, you may be able to recover some or all of the following from the liable party:
- Medical bills, which includes ongoing medical treatment and anticipated future medical bills.
- Lost wages and future earnings including wages you have lost due to your accident injuries and lost earning capacity if you are not able to return to work or if your ability to work is limited by permanent injuries.
- Property damage which may include your own vehicle if you were driving and any other property damaged in the accident such as a cell phone or tablet.
- Pain and suffering may be recoverable and the amount will depend on things like the severity of your injuries and if there is any permanent disability involved.
- Loss of consortium for injuries that prevent an injured spouse from carrying out household services or when he or she is no longer able to provide emotional care and intimacy.
- Wrongful death and survival actions may be brought in some cases when an Uber accident is fatal to compensate close family members and the deceased’s estate.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident, do not call just any car accident attorney. You need a rideshare expert attorney like Lawrenceville Uber accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. who understand personal injury and rideshare law to handle your claim.