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Queens Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber has become an extremely popular option for people who want to get around Queens and its surrounding areas. Unfortunately, Uber drivers are just like other motorists on the road and they can cause an accident that results in serious injuries. Unlike in many other types of accidents, the aftermath of a crash involving an Uber is extremely complex. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Queens Uber accident lawyer can ensure you obtain the full settlement you are entitled to.

Determining Liability for an Uber Accident

Since the company’s inception, Uber has fought hard to classify their drivers as independent contractors. This is so the company is not found liable for any accident their drivers may cause. However, New York law requires Uber to carry insurance to protect passengers and others who are hurt during a crash. Still, Uber is not always liable for an accident one of their drivers causes. Liability for a crash depends on the activity of the Uber driver at the time.

  • If the driver had the Uber app turned off, their own personal auto insurance coverage will apply.
  • If the driver was on duty but had not accepted a ride, Uber will offer limited liability insurance up to $100,000 for the entire accident.
  • If the driver had accepted a ride or was carrying a passenger, Uber’s extended insurance coverage of $1 million will apply.

Uber provides secondary insurance. This means that you must exhaust all other options before claiming compensation from Uber. For example, if you were injured as another driver, you will have to file a claim with your own insurance company before claiming compensation from Uber under their limited liability insurance.

How Much is My Uber Accident Case Worth?

If you have been injured by an Uber in Queens, it is natural to question how much your claim is worth. No one can determine exactly how much your claim is worth without first fully examining the facts of your case. Still, there are some guidelines you can use to determine how much your case may be worth. These include:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries,
  • Your ability to return to work to earn an income,
  • The amount of out-of-pocket expenses you have already paid for your injuries, including transportation to and from medical appointments,
  • The impact the accident has had on your mental health, and
  • Whether you share any fault for the accident.

Our Queens Uber accident lawyer can review the facts of your case and accurately value your claim so you obtain the full settlement that is rightfully yours.

Call Our Uber Accident Lawyer in Queens for a Consultation Today

Being involved in an Uber accident is frustrating and overwhelming. It is also not easy to obtain the compensation you need. At Cohan Law Firm, our Queens Uber accident lawyer can help you overcome the challenges these cases present and make sure your rights are upheld. Call us now at 855-855-0321 or chat with us online to request a consultation and to learn more.

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