Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Lee, New Jersey

Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Lee, New Jersey 

There are many ways a rideshare— an Uber, a Lyft, a Via— can go wrong. You may wind up with an obnoxious driver. You may be deposited at the incorrect location— or be stuck in the crunch of traffic that surrounds the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. You may not even be able to hail a ride in the app of your choice and be stranded.

But perhaps the worst way is that the rideshare may wind up in a crash, and that’s why you would need an Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Let’s look at some of the ways an Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Lee, New Jersey can help you after an Uber crash.

  • If you’ve been in a rideshare accident as a passenger, you may have injuries such as broken bones, a concussion, damaged discs in your neck or damaged discs in your back. If so, you want to talk to a lawyer to know your legal options in getting compensated for your injuries from the insurance company for the rideshare company. These cases go through insurance. Your best option is usually to talk to a lawyer who handles car wreck cases and who has successfully tried these types of cases before.
  •  Or perhaps you or a loved one was a pedestrian who was hit by a rideshare driver. Pedestrian knock down cases often result in death or immediate hospitalization. You and your family need to know what compensation you are entitled to so that you and your family can rebuild your lives.
  •  What if you have psychological trauma as a result of the rideshare accident? Perhaps you find it hard to drive yourself now, or to get into a relative or neighbor’s car. You may need to seek counseling and speak with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist. Again, recouping compensation from the responsible parties can go towards these expenses as well.
  •  Maybe, unfortunately, you’ve had to miss work due to physical or emotional injuries sustained from a rideshare accident. You may be entitled to lost wages as determined by the court or a jury, but recouping these wages will only be possible by forcing the rideshare company and their insurance company to adequately compensate you. This is where a personal injury lawyer would be on your side, in your corner— fighting for the money you should rightfully receive.

 

What should you know if you decide to retain an Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Lee, New Jersey?

  • Generally in New Jersey, victims and their families must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the accident.
  • It doesn’t matter if you weren’t wearing your seatbelt, as a passenger, or if you were legally intoxicated— if you were injured, you can still sue.
  • You should not pay anything out-of-pocket to retain a personal injury lawyer in this matter. There are attorneys who will take the rideshare accident case on a contingency fee basis.
  • In New Jersey if the operator of the automobile was driving for a rideshare company at the time of the accident— be it picking up a passenger, driving a passenger— there is a 1.5-million dollar insurance policy to cover the pain and suffering you endured.  

 

If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident in or around Fort Lee, don’t delay— reach out to the Personal Injury Department at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC today. Call (201) 488-1161 or learn more at www.lmllawyers.com.