NYC Uber Accident Lawyers
Ridesharing in NYC has become a huge industry and companies like Uber lead the pack. In short, Uber is a ridesharing service that connects private drivers with passengers. When taking Uber, therefore, passengers are putting their safety in the hands of their drivers. Unfortunately, many Uber passengers are injured every year in NYC due to negligent actions taking by the driver, such as talking on the phone, speeding or driving erratically, or simply being negligent.
If you’ve been seriously injured due to an accident in an Uber vehicle, you need to call the NYC Uber accident lawyers at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier today. As some of NYC’s leading personal injury attorneys, we provide full-service personal injury legal help. We will help you pursue justice by holding the responsible individuals accountable for their actions.
For a free consultation with the personal injury attorneys at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, P.C., call us today at (212) 777-9400.
Overview of Uber Accidents
Uber driven vehicles have different insurance and liability standards than taxis and private cars. For example, Uber considers its drivers as “independent contractors” and not employees. Already, this can cause several complexities when assigning liability for injuries sustained in an Uber accident.
On the other hand, Uber does have a commercial insurance policy that extends to its drivers. If you are a passenger in an Uber car during an accident, you may be entitled to compensation by both the driver’s insurance policy as well as the company’s additional $1 million per ride policy.
However, when filing a personal injury claim for injuries sustained, Uber can seriously complicate the issue. For instance, Uber is a “technology” company and not a taxi service. Therefore, if there is an accident, passengers are encouraged to take the claim up with the driver of the vehicle and not Uber.
What to Do After an Uber Accident in NYC
After any Uber accident in NYC or the surrounding areas, the first thing you need to do is seek medical assistance for any injuries sustained. Furthermore, because of the complications involved in personal injury lawsuits involving Uber, there are several other things you need to do following the accident, including:
- Document the collision with the police
- Get right medical care right away
- Gather as much evidence as you can
In some cases, Uber will ask you to provide an official statement following an accident. It is important to note that you have no obligation to give this statement. In fact, Uber’s insurers might use that statement against you if you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier After Your Uber Accident
Being in a car accident is always frightening. However, if you were in an accident caused by a negligent Uber driver, and sustained serious injuries, you need to take action to hold Uber accountable. We at Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier boast the resources and knowledge of NY personal injuries to provide a comprehensive, full-service legal representation. We will extensively work to gather all the necessary documentation and, if necessary, aggressively represent your interests in NY civil courts or at the negotiation table.
Don’t bear the financial weight of medical bills, physical therapy, loss of time at work, and other adverse effects of a serious injury. Call Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier in NYC for the leading Uber accident attorneys today by dialing (212) 777-9400. Free consultations are available.