Nagel Rice LLP has been successfully defending the rights of car accident victims in New Jersey for over three decades. During that period, we have won over a billion dollars for our clients and earned a national reputation for compassion and integrity as well as superior litigation techniques. As soon as Uber vehicles came on the scene, we began defending the rights of Uber passengers who have been seriously injured while using the rideshare service. While many people in New Jersey experience Uber service as a godsend, if you have been seriously injured as a passenger in an Uber accident you are probably not one of them.
Whether your Uber driver’s negligence was responsible for the mishap or it occurred for other reasons, your physical pain, emotional trauma, and inability to work have likely thrown you for a loop. Nagel Rice’s team of talented lawyers, with offices in Manhattan and Roseland, is fully prepared to take all necessary steps to see to it that your case has a positive outcome.
Coming to terms with the consequences of your injury — which at best will interfere with your normal routine and at worst may be life-altering — is more than enough to cope with. That’s why once you become a client of Nagel Rice we will take over all legal and insurance matters so that you can relax and recover.
How the Astute Uber Accident Attorneys at Nagel Rice Can Help
Our attorneys have intricate knowledge of New Jersey car accident law and the well-honed tools necessary to navigate insurance claims and trial procedures, even when they are made more complex by the involvement of an Uber driver. Whether you are dealing with a fractured bone, severe whiplash, or the wrongful death of a loved one, we have the experience to win you the damages you need to cover medical expenses, lost income, and other costs related to your injuries.
You can depend on Nagel Rice to handle:
- All communications with insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys
- Investigation of the accident site
- Interviews of witnesses
- Examination of police records and medical reports
- Consultations with any experts whose testimony will be beneficial to your case
- Checking the defendant’s history for evidence of similar negligence or misconduct
Above all, you can rest assured that our capable attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf, keep you informed of any developments in your case, and fight hard to make sure you receive the damages you’re entitled to.
Risks of Being an Uber Passenger
As the coronavirus has reminded us loudly and clearly — life is a risk. Nonetheless, most of us do our very best to keep ourselves safe. Although there are certainly advantages to using Uber transportation in terms of convenience — not having to hail a cab in the rain, being able to see your vehicle arriving in real-time, not having to worry about payment at the time of travel — there are special risks to Uber travel. These include:
- Uber drivers are not trained for the job
- Uber drivers may have as little as 1 year of driving experience
- Uber drivers are only minimally vetted
- Uber drivers may have as many as three speeding tickets within the past 3 years
- Uber drivers tend to work unusually long hours, making them prone to fatigue
- Uber drivers are not routinely tested for drugs or alcohol
- Because Uber drivers use Apps and GPs while working, they are likely to be distracted
Whether you believe your Uber driver’s negligence, impairment, or recklessness caused your accident, or that you were harmed because of the actions of another person or entity, Nagel Rice is here to protect your rights to just compensation.
Be aware that we may be able to sue more than one party; it is often the case that Uber bears the blame for not properly vetting its driver, or even that the city, county, or state that maintains the road is at fault for allowing a dangerous pothole to remain unrepaired and unmarked. There are also times when a manufacturer or distributor of one of the cars that collided is to blame for allowing a defective auto part to be in circulation.
What Makes N.J. Uber Accidents More Complicated Than Other Traffic Accidents
Because New Jersey is a no-fault state, you must file a claim against your driver’s own policy first. It is, however, good to know that Uber carries a $1 million back-up liability policy for each of its drivers as long as your driver is “on the app” at the time of the collision.
At Nagel Rice, we are well aware that when we’re dealing with a large company like Uber, we have to be at our most aggressive. Having an accomplished firm like ours at your side can mean the difference between losing and winning the substantial damages you deserve.
Damages Nagel Rice May Be Able to Provide for Your Uber Passenger Accident Injury
It is important to remember that each Uber accident is unique, so compensation awarded will vary from one passenger to another. Depending on the particular circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries, we may be able to win you damages for:
- Medical costs
- Lost income, present, and future
- Household replacement service
- Funeral/burial expenses in the event of a wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Permanent disability of loss of bodily function
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral costs and loss of support (in cases of wrongful death)
If the behavior of the party responsible for your injury was especially egregious, the court may also award you punitive damages to punish the defendant and dissuade others from using such poor judgment on the road. The most important takeaway is that the better your Uber passenger accident attorney, the greater the probability that you will obtain maximum recompense for your losses.
Contact the Superior New Jersey Uber Accident Attorneys at Nagel Rice Today
Even on a good day, negotiating the sharp curves and blockades of an Uber accident is a job for experienced professionals. Now, when you are in physical pain and disoriented by trauma, you know for sure that you require a legal team with a track record of success. If you are concerned about the cost of our services –don’t worry. We won’t charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. Contact our office today to get started~