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Manhattan Uber Accident Lawyer

The yellow taxicabs that line the streets are truly a defining characteristic of Manhattan, and New York City. However, in recent years rideshare services such as Uber have become increasingly popular. While these services often tout themselves as being a safer alternative, Uber drivers are still human beings who can make mistakes. Additionally, it is not always an Uber driver who is to blame for a crash, which can make the aftermath even more confusing. Below, our Manhattan Uber accident lawyer explains more about liability after these crashes, and can help you claim the full damages you deserve.

Who Pays Compensation After an Uber Accident?

One of the most confusing aspects of an Uber accident is determining who is liable for paying compensation. These include:

  • The Uber driver: If the driver was not logged into the Uber app at the time of the crash and they caused the accident, their own personal auto insurance company is liable for paying damages.
  • Uber: If the driver had logged into the Uber app at the time of the accident but had not yet accepted a drive request, and the Uber driver caused the accident, Uber will provide up to $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person, up to $100,000 in bodily injury coverage for the entire accident, and up to $25,000 in property damage for the entire accident. If the Uber driver was logged into the app and had accepted a ride, Uber will provide up to $1 million in damages for the accident.
  • Third party liability: If a third party caused the accident, such as a government entity or another driver, they can be held liable for causing the crash.

What Causes Uber Accidents in Manhattan?

Uber drivers are no different than other motorists. They must act in a reasonable manner to keep other drivers safe at all times. There is one significant difference, though. Uber drivers often spend their entire day taking people around the borough and to other parts of the city. This increases the likelihood that they will be involved in a crash. The most common causes of Uber accidents in Manhattan are as follows:

  • Distracted driving,
  • Aggressive driving,
  • Tailgating,
  • Traffic violations,
  • Speeding,
  • Drowsy driving,
  • Lack of focus on roads as Uber drivers try to locate passengers, and
  • Lack of familiarity with the traffic patterns in New York City.

Other common causes of Uber accidents are road defects and defective vehicle parts. In these instances, government entities or manufacturers can be held liable.

Our Uber Accident Lawyer in Manhattan Can Help You Make Sense of the Aftermath

The days, weeks, and months following an Uber accident are very confusing. At Cohan Law Firm, our Manhattan Uber accident lawyer can help you make sense of the aftermath so you know how to hold liable and receive the full and fair damages that are justly yours. Call us now at 855-855-0321 or chat with us online to schedule a consultation with our experienced attorney and to get more of the information you need.

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