New Jersey Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

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Ridesharing refers to app-based services that allow drivers to connect with passengers, who pay variable fees for trips. Ridesharing apps have been around since 2010 and have facilitated more than 11 billion trips worldwide, with Uber and Lyft becoming major players in the global transportation sector.

However, the sudden rise of ridesharing apps is not without risk – including the possibility of severe crashes involving Uber or Lyft vehicles. If you have been hurt in a rideshare accident in New Jersey, you may be left with painful injuries and expensive bills, wondering how you can get compensation. The New Jersey Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at the law firm of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman can answer your questions and explain your legal rights during a free initial consultation.

Contact us today to speak with a New Jersey Uber and Lyft accident lawyer about your case and your options for financial recovery.

Hurt in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Our Lawyers Can Help

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According to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ridesharing is likely contributing to a net increase in accidents. Study results suggest that for every 100 additional rideshare trips in a specific time and location, there is a 4.6 percent increase in reported injury crashes. These crashes often occur near rideshare pickup and dropoff areas and mainly affect motorists and pedestrians.

Overall, the study found any decreases in alcohol-related crashes due to rideshare services may be offset by increases in overall injury crash rates. Researchers suggest possible reasons for this may be overall increases in traffic or rideshare apps causing distractions for drivers and pedestrians. Whatever the case, it seems actual costs are associated with the many conveniences of ridesharing. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you could be owed money to compensate you for the losses you suffered as a result.

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Since 1929, the attorneys of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman have worked relentlessly to protect the interests of injured people in New Jersey. Over the course of nearly 100 years, our firm has developed a reputation for stellar service and successful results. We are eager to put this reputation to work for you.

Our hardworking attorneys are prepared to start work on your case immediately. We can conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash to identify and collect valuable evidence and determine who might be liable. We can then use that evidence to build a solid case to take to the insurance companies and demand they compensate you accordingly. Not only are we prepared to negotiate aggressively for a settlement, but we aren’t afraid to take a case to trial if necessary. Let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve from the party that hurt you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

At Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman, we do not charge you any fees upfront to start work on your personal injury case. We will review your case for free, with no obligation to you. If we believe you have a claim for compensation, we will do all the legal legwork with no out-of-pocket cost to you. When we recover compensation for you, our fee then comes as a percentage of that. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

Whose Insurance Pays for a Rideshare Crash in New Jersey?

Rideshare drivers operate on behalf of rideshare companies, which means Uber and Lyft may be held liable for the actions of their rideshare drivers in certain circumstances. Uber and Lyft both have substantial insurance policies that cover rideshare accident injuries and provide compensation for drivers, passengers, and other parties in the event of an accident. Your attorney will discuss with you when and if that coverage is applicable, as well as other sources of insurance potentially available under the unique circumstances of your accident.

Potential Sources of Compensation for Injuries I Sustained in a Rideshare Crash in New Jersey

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If you were injured in a New Jersey rideshare accident and someone else was to blame, you shouldn’t bear the financial consequences. Depending on the circumstances, you could seek

compensation from one or more of the following sources via settlement or, if necessary, a personal injury lawsuit:

  • Other drivers’ insurance policies – If another motorist or road user causes an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation from their insurance provider.
  • Rideshare companies’ insurance policies – If you were involved in an accident with an on-duty rideshare driver, you may have grounds to seek recovery from the rideshare company’s insurance provider.
  • Your own insurance policies – Depending on the circumstances of the crash and the type of auto insurance coverage you carry, you might be able to recover compensation from your auto insurance policy. If you have health insurance, your medical expenses may be covered by that policy, too.
  • A workers’ compensation claim – If you were traveling for work-related reasons when the rideshare accident occurred, you could be entitled to benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation policy.

What Could I Recover Through an Uber or Lyft Accident Lawsuit?

With a successful claim for a rideshare accident injury, you could recover compensation for the following crash-related losses:

  • The costs of reasonable and necessary medical care for your injuries
  • Lost wages from any time you missed at work due to your injuries
  • Projected losses in your lifetime earning capacity, if you become partially or fully disabled
  • The estimated costs of any medical or custodial care you will need in the future
  • The intangible costs of accident-related pain, suffering, and lost quality of life
  • The costs of repairing or replacing any property that was damaged in the wreck

Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit After an Uber or Lyft Crash in New Jersey

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If you suspect you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit after an Uber or Lyft accident in New Jersey, you have just two years from the date of the crash to file a case. If you wait to sue until after the two-year deadline has expired, your lawsuit will likely be dismissed, and you will most likely lose your right to demand compensation. Our experienced New Jersey Uber car accident lawyers can identify important deadlines and keep your case on track.

Discuss Your Case with Our New Jersey Rideshare Accident Lawyers Now

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When you need an aggressive lawyer on your side, look no further than the legal team at

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you in an initial consultation session with our New Jersey rideshare accident lawyers.


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