What You Should Know About Uber/Lyft Accidents in New Jersey

If you were injured in an Uber/Lyft, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the specifics of your case and the best course of action for your claim. Our dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorneys are here to walk you through each step of the way.

What are the common causes of Uber/Lyft accidents in New Jersey?

Uber and Lyft have become one of the most common ways to get around in New Jersey. However, while they are convenient, they are convenient, they always run a risk of an accident. Many people put a lot of confidence in their drivers and trust that they are safely brought to their destinations. After all, you are getting into a vehicle with someone you do not know.

One of the bigger issues that make Uber/Lyft accidents very complex is that the drivers who provide people with rides through Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing services are viewed as independent contractors, rather than employees of the company they drive for. Becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft requires a driver to have a valid driver’s license, an insured automobile, in addition to a few other imperative qualifications. While it may sound quite obvious, professional driving incompetence can sequentially increase the possibility of an accident. There are also a number of other factors that must come into play, including the following:

  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Excessive speeding/reckless driving
  • Driving distracted
  • Driving drowsy
  • Texting while driving
  • Using other electronic devices while driving
  • Disregarding traffic signs/signals
  • Poor weather conditions

If you were injured as a result of any of the following in an Uber or Lyft, do not wait to reach out to our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss the details of your case and how we can best help you.

How long do I have to file my accident claim in New Jersey?

If you would like to pursue legal action for your injuries, it is critical to note that there is a deadline. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically two years from the date of the accident.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, reach out to our firm today. We will fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.