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Today, roadways in South Jersey are more crowded than ever, with fewer people relying on public transit and the roads crowded instead with Uber and Lyft vehicles. With the rapid rise of rideshare apps, studies link rideshare vehicles with a 3% increase in traffic fatalities nationwide and an even greater rise in overall traffic accidents. Estimates put the costs of rideshare accidents at over $10 billion each year.

Rideshare vehicles are a convenient option for travel within South Jersey communities for residents and visitors, but when a rideshare trip ends in an accident, you may be left wondering where to turn for compensation for the damages, especially in a no-fault insurance state like New Jersey.

If you’ve been in an accident with a rideshare vehicle as either a passenger or another driver, you need an experienced South Jersey accident attorney with a deep understanding of the tiered framework used by rideshare drivers to determine the coverage in place at the time of your accident. The attorneys at Grungo Law have years of experience in this specialized area of injury law. Contact our South Jersey office today so we can begin working on securing compensation for your damages.

How Do Rideshare Insurance Claims Work?

With the rise of rideshare use, Uber and Lyft companies manage to distance themselves from liability by remaining within their app-only platform connecting passengers with contracted drivers. However, they address the liability issue by requiring their contracted drivers to carry specialized rideshare insurance policies that offer different levels of compensation depending on the stage of the rideshare experience. The policies in place work within the following tiered framework:

  • While the rideshare driver is using their vehicle in a personal capacity their private insurance policy is in effect
  • Once the driver turns on their rideshare app and awaits a ride request, their special rideshare insurance coverage is in place, providing up to $25,000 in property damage and $50,000 in coverage for personal injury per person, or $100,000 total per accident
  • When the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger and throughout the drive to their destination, the rideshare insurance is in full effect, providing up to $1 million in personal injury coverage and property damage

It often takes an experienced personal injury lawyer in South Jersey to untangle the complex system of rideshare insurance with a thorough investigation of the accident, especially when insurance companies commonly attempt to deny their coverage was in place at the time of the accident as a way to maximize profits by minimizing payouts. If your accident involved a motorcyclist, please speak to our motorcycle accident attorneys in South Jersey for more information.

What Can a South Jersey Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney Do For Me?

An experienced accident attorney knows how to maximize the compensation for your damages by diligently pursuing every legal avenue available through the rideshare insurance in effect at the time of the accident. If you’ve sustained serious injuries, or a death has occurred, reach out to our South Jersey wrong death attorneys. Ultimately, you deserve compensation for damages such as:

  • Property damage
  • Medical costs
  • Future medical costs if you require further treatment
  • Lost paychecks during treatment and recovery
  • Pain and suffering damages

While you focus on your recovery, your Uber/Lyft accident attorney can focus on recovering your financial losses and gaining compensation for the associated pain and suffering. For example, if you receive a TBI during an accident, our brain injury lawyers in South Jersey are here to ensure you receive what you are owed in terms of compensation.

Why Choose Us?

At Grungo Law, we understand the short and long-term impacts of a car accident, including devasting consequences to your physical, emotional, and financial health. Our highly capable attorneys have a successful track record of navigating complicated rideshare accident claims for our clients so they can focus on healing from their injuries. Contact our South Jersey law office today so we can evaluate your case. Pay nothing upfront and we don’t take a fee until we secure ample compensation for your losses.