Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare Accident Attorney

Why You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber app opening on phone while driver is behind wheelFinding the Right Lawyer 

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, where a customer uses an app to request a ride from a nearby driver, are popular methods of transportation in the New Jersey area. When a rideshare passenger is injured, whether it be the fault of the rideshare driver or another driver, the claims process can be complex and confusing requiring specific legal expertise.

A Brief Overview of Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare accidents are often caused by drivers working for companies like Uber and Lyft. Unlike taxi drivers, rideshare drivers use their personal vehicles to pick up and transport passengers. Therefore, these companies provide tiers of insurance coverage based on such factors as whether the driver is using the vehicle for personal use at the time of the accident, if the driver had already accepted a ride request and was in route to pick up that passenger, or if the passenger was in the process of being transported in the rideshare driver's vehicle. Such rules can become exceedingly complicated and require effective legal counsel to ensure maximum compensation for all the harms and losses one may incur, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.

Some of the Most Common Rideshare Accident Causes

  • Cell phone use
  • Misplaced reliance on navigation tools
  • Premature planning for the next ride
  • Being distracted while driving
  • Careless driving
  • Speeding
  • Lack of driver training or experience
  • Driving while overly tired
  • Swerving to miss an obstacle on the road
  • Negligence of another driver 

Why You Should Seek Immediate Assistance from a Rideshare Accident Attorney

You need an experienced rideshare accident attorney in your corner who understands the complexities of rideshare law as well as the tactics of insurance companies who seek to deprive you of benefits to which you are entitled.

Time is of the essence in terms of preserving evidence and protecting your rights.

At Selem-Antonucci Law, our rideshare accident attorneys have the specialized knowledge you need. Do not confer or speak with representatives of the rideshare company or their insurance companies without one of the experienced attorneys at Selem Antonucci Law at your side.  

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Get the support and counsel you need following your Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in the New Jersey area. Contact the law offices of Stacey Selem Antonucci by calling (908) 747-4477 or fill out our contact form on this page.

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