New Jersey Rideshare Accident Attorney
A New Jersey rideshare accident attorney knows that one of the most convenient ways to get around is through different ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. These services can help multiple people share a car (reducing the need for extra cars to be on the road), they can allow you to get to your location if you do not have your license or do not drive, and they can keep you and others safe if you have been out celebrating and would otherwise be unable to safely get behind the wheel. While there are many benefits to using ridesharing services, it can also be extra complicated and traumatic when you get into an accident as a passenger. You may not be sure who is at fault, if there is more than one person at fault, or if filing a claim is necessary. When this is the case, you should reach out to a trusted attorney from the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida.
New Jersey Uber Accident Attorney
In the event that you were in an accident while in an Uber or you were driving and an Uber driver hit you, you may be wondering if you should file your claim against the Uber driver. Some of this will depend on how the Uber driver was using their app at the time of the accident. If the driver was logged into their app and had accepted a ride, then they were “on the clock.” In this instance, your New Jersey rideshare accident attorney could file a claim with Uber’s insurance to recover a limited amount of compensation for property damage and bodily injury. If the driver was not logged into the app and had not accepted a request, you would not be successful in filing a claim with Uber’s insurance but would need to file against the driver’s insurance.
New Jersey Lyft Accident Attorney
Similar to being in an Uber accident, you are going to want to know what makes it possible for you to successfully file a claim against Lyft’s insurance. Like Uber, your attorney will need to show that the Lyft driver was working at the time and was either searching for a passenger or had accepted a ride. Otherwise, your attorney will file a claim against the driver’s personal insurance company.
As with any car accident, your attorney will need to show liability. This means that just because you were injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft or if you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver in another vehicle does not mean you are automatically filing a claim against them or the ridesharing service. Your attorney will check to see who was involved in the accident, whether there might be multiple liable parties, and whether someone else entirely is responsible for the accident.
Because of how complicated things can become when you have been injured as a result of a rideshare accident, it is crucial you speak with an attorney you can count on, such as one from the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida. Call our New Jersey rideshare accident attorney now.