New Jersey & Pennsylvania Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber has increased in popularity throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the past several years, and it is no wonder why. Uber provides a service that is convenient for passengers at an affordable cost and it has even been touted for getting more impaired drivers off the street. Still, Uber drivers can become involved in a crash just like any other motorist on the road. When they do, passengers become hurt and are often confused about how to claim compensation for their injuries.
The amount of compensation provided will vary depending on what the Uber driver was doing at the time of the accident. Our New Jersey & Pennsylvania Uber accident lawyer explains the type of coverage you may be eligible to recover.
Accidents that Occur when Uber App is Not On
When an Uber driver does not have their app turned on and they cause a collision that harms someone else, such as a pedestrian or another driver, accident victims in New Jersey must first file a claim with their own insurance company to recover personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. Accident victims in Pennsylvania can also do this if they purchased limited tort auto coverage. If the accident victim did not have their own coverage, such as if they were a cyclist or pedestrian, they could file a claim against the Uber driver’s personal insurance policy.
Accidents that Occur when the Uber App is On, but No Passengers are Being Transported
The coverage available changes after an accident that occurs while the Uber driver has the app turned on but is not carrying a passenger. In this scenario, Uber will provide up to $50,000 for injuries sustained by accident victims. Usually this occurs when the Uber driver is on their way to pick up a passenger, or when they are available but have not yet received a call for pickup.
Accidents that Occur when the Uber App is On and a Passenger is Involved
Uber provides the most coverage after a crash that involved a passenger in an Uber vehicle. In these instances, Uber will provide up to $1 million in coverage for the entire accident. For example, you may have been injured as a passenger in an Uber. The Uber driver may have also injured a pedestrian and another driver during the accident. After negotiating a fair settlement with Uber’s insurance company, any compensation awarded must be divided between all three injured parties.
Our Uber Accident Lawyer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Can Help You Through the Aftermath
The aftermath of any car accident is confusing, but this is particularly true after an Uber accident. At Monaco Law, PC, our New Jersey and Pennsylvania Uber accident lawyer has the necessary experience with these complex claims to know what challenges they present, and how to overcome them. If you have been hurt, call us now or reach out to us online to schedule a free case review with our knowledgeable attorney and to learn more about your legal options.