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White Plains Uber Accident Lawyers

White Plains Uber Accident Lawyers

Uber Injury Attorneys in White Plains Assist Accident Victims with Demanding Compensation in Claims Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

Over the past decade, Uber has grown into one of the most widely used rideshare services in the New York City area. Although many people rely on Uber for convenient and safe transportation, Uber drivers are just as capable of making negligent mistakes behind the wheel as any other motorist. If you have been injured in an accident with an Uber vehicle or while riding in an Uber, you have legal options to recover compensation for the expenses and losses you’ve sustained due to your injuries or property damage. The White Plains Uber accident lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., can help you secure the financial recovery you deserve.

Since 1960, our firm has provided caring, compassionate legal representation to victims of accidents throughout New York. We strive to offer a responsive, relatable environment where you feel comfortable discussing your concerns, needs, and goals with us. Our legal team has over 60 years of combined legal experience that we use to develop a case strategy for you that is aimed at securing the best possible results for you. We hope to take the stress of recovering from injuries off your shoulders. 

Turn to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case review to discuss your legal options with our Uber injury attorneys in White Plains, NY. Let our firm help you pursue maximum financial recovery for your injuries by demanding accountability and compensation from Uber and other liable parties. 

Common Causes of Uber Accidents

Uber drivers usually do not have any special training or skills beyond that of an average motorist. They are susceptible to making the same negligent mistakes or decisions as other drivers, including:

  • Speeding and driving too fast for the conditions
  • Reckless/aggressive driving
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to signal or check mirrors before turning or changing lanes
  • Stopping in an active roadway
  • Disregarding traffic signs/signals
  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Inexperience with traffic laws
  • Getting lost
  • Driving while distracted by a cell phone or navigation system
  • Driving under the influence
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving – some Uber drivers choose to work long shifts or late at night
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance

Uber’s Insurance Coverage

Uber is required to carry insurance coverage for its drivers when they are logged into the network. The insurance for rideshare drivers using Uber is the same in NYC suburbs as it is in the state of New York—which varies depending on the driver’s status at the time of an accident:

  • If the driver is logged into the mobile app but is waiting on a ride request: $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident of bodily injury liability coverage, plus $25,000 per accident of property damage liability coverage
  • If the driver has accepted a ride request: $1 million in third-party liability coverage, $25,000 per accident in uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage, and contingent comprehensive and collision (depending on the driver’s personal insurance)

However, all vehicles operating on the Uber platform in NYC must meet the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission’s requirements, including commercial vehicle insurance and TLC license plates. The TLC requires livery vehicles and black cars, including Uber vehicles, to carry commercial insurance coverage that provides liability of at least $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident. 

The insurance requirements when a vehicle is being used or operated for a transportation network company (TNC), like Uber, also vary depending on the driver’s status at the time of an accident:

  • If the driver is logged into the mobile application but has not accepted a ride request: $75,000 per person/$150,000 per accident of bodily injury liability coverage, plus $25,000 of property damage liability coverage
  • If the driver has accepted a ride request, is driving to pick up a rideshare passenger, or has a rideshare passenger in their vehicle: $1.25 million of combined bodily injury/property damage liability coverage

Our White Plains Uber Accident Lawyers Will Help You Pursue Financial Recovery for Injuries and Property Damage You’ve Sustained

After being involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle, you may be entitled to recover compensation for expenses and losses you incurred due to the accident, including your:

  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Reimbursement for the value of your car if it was totaled in a crash with an Uber
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term healthcare and personal support after suffering permanent impairments
  • Lost wages/income from missed work
  • Loss of future earning capacity and job benefits after becoming permanently disabled from employment
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and distress, including loss of enjoyment and quality of life due to disabilities or disfigurement/scarring

Let our firm go to work on your behalf to get you the financial compensation you need by investigating the accident, documenting your injuries and losses, and filing insurance and legal claims on your behalf to recover from an at-fault Uber driver or Uber’s insurance coverage

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a Free Claim Evaluation to Learn More About the Next Steps to Take from Our Experienced Uber Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights to financial compensation with our White Plains Uber accident lawyers. Don’t delay starting your legal claims to recover the financial resources you need for your medical care, lost wages, and other losses and suffering. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Uber Accidents in White Plains and Throughout New York

What steps should I take after being involved in an Uber accident?

You can help protect your legal rights after an Uber accident by taking steps, including:

1. Taking photos and videos of the crash scene
2. Getting information from each driver involved in the accident
3. Reporting the crash to Uber and notifying your auto insurance provider as soon as possible
4. Seeking immediate medical attention to identify and begin treating any injuries you may have sustained
5. Keeping copies of bills and invoices for expenses you incur
6. Gathering your pay stubs/income statements if you suffer a reduction in earnings during your recovery
7. Avoiding discussion of the accident or your injuries on social media 

What are my legal options if another driver hit the Uber I was riding in?

If you were a passenger in an Uber that was hit by another negligent or reckless driver, you can file a personal injury protection claim with your auto insurance policy. You may also have PIP coverage under Uber’s insurance policy. If your expenses exceed your PIP coverage, you might have the option of pursuing a legal claim against the driver at fault for the crash. If they are uninsured or their insurance coverage doesn’t provide full compensation, you may have the option of filing an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim against Uber’s insurance coverage.

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