The rideshare market has grown exponentially in the last few years. According to The Atlas from Quartz, in 2016 the rideshare company Uber had a valuation of $62.5 billion. More and more people are using rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft to travel.
Whether going to or coming home from the airport to a sober driver option, it is the more economically and faster option in many cases. However, there are implications that are starting to pop up. These include the negligence of Uber drivers. Whose insurance carrier is responsible for covering damages in an accident? When is the individual driver negligent? When is the negligence put on the rideshare company? These are all issues an experienced personal injury attorney can help with.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman in Englewood, New Jersey, our law firm prides itself in providing seasoned personal injury counsel. This includes handling newer types of issues such as rideshare accidents. Our firm’s attorney, Jeffrey I. Amtman, has more than three decades of experience helping injured clients after serious accidents. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare company accident, we can help you. We are there for our clients every step of the way with personal and catered injury law counsel.
The insurance issues in rideshare accidents can be very complex. For example, how much of your own personal insurance cover? Are there limits? At what point does the coverage begin? When you logged on to the app? When you got in the Uber driver’s car? These are all issues a dedicated lawyer at our law firm can help you with.
When you decide to send for a rideshare driver on your phone, you expect that at the very least your safety is not in jeopardy. Unfortunately, there are negligent rideshare drivers out there who put their passengers in jeopardy. From texting while driving, to driving under the influence and reckless driving, these can lead to very serious and traumatic injuries.
There is also the danger of physical and even sexual assault. There have been unfortunate incidents reported in the news of rideshare drivers assaulting their passengers. These types of injuries can also be sought after in a civil lawsuit.
If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of an Uber driver, contact us online at the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman in Englewood, New Jersey. Call today. We go the extra mile for our clients.