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Uber / Lyft Accident Attorneys in New Jersey

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Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have changed the way we travel. Today, these app-based companies provide consumers with a cost-efficient mode of transportation. However, rideshare vehicles can still be involved in accidents. When they are, they can complicate personal injury cases.

Founded in 1939, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has represented clients harmed in a wide range of auto accidents. Though transportation trends have changed, the premise of personal injury claims has not. Victims and families have the right to hold at-fault parties accountable for the harm and losses they cause – and protecting that right has been our mission for decades.

Why Levinson Axelrod, P.A.?

  • Over $1 Billion in Compensation Recovered
  • Proven Auto Accident Case Results
  • Offices Staffed by Certified Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Personalized Service & Support

Questions about your rights after an Uber or Lyft accident? Call (732) 440-3089 to speak with an attorney about your rights and options.

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Damages You Can Pursue in Uber / Lyft Accidents

Victims injured in accidents that could and should have been prevented, as well as families who lose loved ones in fatal wrecks, have the right to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

These civil suits provide an opportunity for victims to recover their losses, including damages such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering and mental anguish
  • Disability, disfigurement, and impairment

While victims have the right to compensation, their ability to secure and maximize a financial recovery can be complicated by unique issues involved in Uber and Lyft accidents, in part because they are still new services, and because of the issues they create when it comes to liability and insurance coverage.

Fault, Liability & Insurance Coverage

Personal injury claims allow victims to hold an at-fault party (or parties) financially responsible for damages caused by negligent or wrongful acts. While determining fault and liability is a matter unique to every case, other difficulties can complicate Uber and Lyft accident claims, as rideshare drivers are classified as “independent contractors” rather than employees.

This arrangement allows rideshare services to dispute liability because victims may not always be covered by a rideshare’s commercial insurance policy. For example:

  • Victims injured as passengers in a Lyft or Uber are typically covered by the company’s commercial insurance policy, both for accidents caused by the rideshare driver and by other negligent parties.
  • Victims injured as drivers or occupants of other vehicles may be covered by different insurance policies, depending on what the Uber or Lyft driver was doing at the time. If the rideshare driver was transporting a customer, the commercial insurance policy will apply. In other situations, such as when rideshare drivers are “off the clock” (i.e. not using the app) or traveling to pick up a customer, victims may be covered by a contingent commercial policy, the driver’s own auto insurance, or other available means of coverage (such as PIP, UM / UIM, etc.).

Given the difficulties of resolving fault, liability, and insurance coverage issues in Uber and Lyft cases, it is of critical importance that victims seek the counsel of proven personal injury lawyers. Our firm leverages decades of experience to conduct investigations and help clients explore their options.

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Reviews & Testimonials

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
  • I want to thank you for all of your help settling my case seamlessly and promptly with an unexpected, and speechless outcome. I'm still in a bit of shock and I'm still processing it all. After my case bounced from associate to associate, I had...
    - G.K.
  • Celine took what I thought would be a stressful situation and turned it into a wonderfully positive experience for me and for my family. Her passion for her job, and her compassion towards her clients, is without limit. She is a fighter.

    - P.G.
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  • "Thank you and your team for fighting so hard for me."

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    Request a FREE Review of Your Case

    Levinson Axelrod, P.A. serves all 21 counties in New Jersey from 10 different office locations. If you or a family member have been harmed in any type of vehicle collision involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, we encourage you to contact our team at soon as possible to discuss your legal rights, available options, and the steps we can help you take to secure the compensation you deserve.

    *Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

    • $8,000,000 Tractor-Trailer Jury Verdict

      A 35-year-old laborer who resides in Kearny was seriously injured while working on the median of a highway when a passing tractor-trailer lost a wheel that struck him.

    • $7,000,000 Personal Injury Settlement

      A Middlesex County man was severely injured and burned as a result of a collision with a truck. The truck driver had lost control of his vehicle and had come through a median barrier which had failed to redirect the truck away from oncoming traffic.

    • $6,000,000 Personal Injury Jury Verdict

      A female drunk driver crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle causing multiple fractures to the right ankle and foot. Plaintiff’s doctor testified that plaintiff would be under pain management protocol for the rest of his life due to this condition.

    • $3,700,000 Tractor-Trailer Settlement

      A Morristown woman was injured when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer that lost control on black ice on Interstate 287. The defendant's truck had jack-knifed as it was changing lanes in order to avoid an earlier accident. The accident resulted in our client suffering severe head injuries.

    • $2,500,000 Motorcycle Collision Settlement

      A young man was seriously injured while riding his motorcycle to work when another driver made a left hand turn in front of him, leaving our client had no memory of the accident. He suffered a number of serious fractures and underwent multiple surgeries, leaving him with disabilities. The case settled on the second day of trial.

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