New Jersey Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Helping Riders Recover Compensation After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Essex County
When an Uber or Lyft driver gets behind the wheel, they are responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers. Unfortunately, drivers sometimes fail to live up to this responsibility, resulting in accidents that injure or even kill innocent riders. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, our New Jersey rideshare accident lawyers can help.
At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand that rideshare companies try to shift the blame onto their drivers, so we are prepared to aggressively challenge their claims. If the driver was entirely at fault, you may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To learn more about your legal rights, get in touch with us today. Our team is ready to answer your questions and help you move forward after this difficult time.
Contact us online or call (973) 736-9800 today.
Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?
In most rideshare accidents, multiple parties are liable for the harm caused. The rideshare company is typically liable for failing to adequately train and supervise their drivers, and the rideshare driver is usually liable for failing to adhere to the rules of the road.
Uber and Lyft drivers are expected to follow the same rules of the road as any other driver. They are required to stay in their lanes, follow traffic signs and signals, and yield to other vehicles. If a rideshare driver is following the rules of the road and an accident occurs anyway, the rideshare company may be liable.
In some cases, the rideshare driver may be entirely at fault for causing the accident. If a rideshare driver is driving below the speed limit, swerving in and out of lanes, or otherwise driving erratically, they are putting other drivers at risk of an accident. If a rideshare driver causes an accident due to their own negligence, they will likely be held liable for the harm they caused.
How Can Our Firm Help You?
In New Jersey, liability in a rideshare accident can be complex and may involve multiple parties. Typically, the at-fault party is liable for any injuries caused. This could be the rideshare driver, another driver involved in the accident, or even the rideshare company like Uber or Lyft.
However, rideshare companies often carry third-party liability insurance coverage, which pays for personal injuries and property damage per accident up to $1 million.
Sometimes, you can sue the vehicle driver, but not the rideshare company after an accident. Yet, it's also possible to sue Uber or Lyft if the accident was caused by the rideshare driver.
The issue of liability in ridesharing-related crashes can have a merry-go-round effect, with blame potentially falling on the shoulders of different parties. This is why it's crucial to seek legal advice from an experienced New Jersey rideshare accident lawyer to navigate these complexities and protect your rights.
If the rideshare company is liable for any part of the accident, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If the rideshare driver caused the accident due to their negligence, we can fight to hold them liable for the harm they caused. Regardless of who is at fault, we know how to navigate the legal system and hold all responsible parties accountable.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
Uber and Lyft are notorious for trying to shift the blame onto their drivers. When they are at fault for an accident, they will often claim their driver was entirely at fault. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, it is important to hire an experienced rideshare accident lawyer.
At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we know how to investigate an accident and collect evidence to prove the rideshare driver was at least partially at fault. We can also help you recover compensation for your injuries, whether you suffered a broken bone or a traumatic brain injury. If the rideshare driver was entirely at fault, we can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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Bendit Weinstock, P.A. is a premier firm in New Jersey representing clients in a variety of legal matters. Established in 1957, it is one of the oldest and most experienced law firms in the state.