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Long Island Uber Accident Lawyer

Using Uber is a very convenient way to get around Long Island. With just the touch of your smartphone you can hail a ride and arrive at your destination in minutes. While you never think that your Uber driver will become involved in an accident, they do happen. Uber drivers may make a mistake, such as speeding, and you may suffer injuries as a result. If you have been injured in an Uber, you do have legal options. Below, our Long Island Uber accident lawyer explains what these are.

How to Claim Compensation from Uber

While you may have to file a claim directly against the driver, you may also be able to file a claim against the company they work for – Uber. The type of claim you file will depend on the status of the Uber driver at the time of the crash.

  • Driver had the Uber app turned off: When a driver is not logged into the Uber app, they are treated just like any other motorist. This means you will have to file a claim with the Uber driver’s insurance company after exhausting your own personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, if applicable.
  • Driver had the app turned on but was not engaged in a ride: If the Uber driver was logged into the app but had not accepted a ride, you may be eligible for Uber’s limited insurance policy, which offers up to $50,000 in coverage. This option is only available if you have exhausted your own PIP benefits, as well as any compensation provided by the Uber driver’s personal insurer.
  • Driver had accepted a ride: When the Uber driver had accepted a ride and they cause a crash, Uber’s extended insurance coverage may apply. This policy provides up to $1 million in compensation.

Determining Liability for an Uber Accident

Uber drivers are not always to blame for an accident. Others can also act negligently and cause an accident that results in serious injuries. These parties may include:

  • Other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians,
  • Transit drivers and companies,
  • Employers of negligent parties,
  • Government entities, and
  • Manufacturers and sellers of products.

Due to the fact that there are multiple parties who may be to blame after an accident, it is critical that you work with a Long Island Uber accident lawyer. Our lawyer can conduct a full investigation and collect the most important evidence to determine who is to blame for your crash. This is one of the most important aspects of any personal injury case, but it is also one of the most challenging.

Our Uber Accident Lawyer in Long Island Provides Sound Legal Advice

At Cohan Law Firm, our Long Island Uber accident lawyer has seen the devastating effects of these crashes and the injuries they cause. It is why we are so dedicated to helping clients obtain the maximum damages they deserve. We can put that expertise to work for you, too. Call us now at 855-855-0321 or chat with us online to schedule a consultation and to get the legal help you need.

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