Ridesharing Accident Attorneys in West New York, NJ
Popular ridesharing services Uber and Lyft have grown tremendously throughout the last few years. Because of this, New Jersey residents are spending more time in the neighboring cities of Manhattan and Philadelphia, as well as frequently traveling throughout our own state. Astoundingly, more than 9.5 million Uber trips have originated in New Jersey within the past two years, with more than 15,000 trips per week originating in Jersey City alone. Lyft, a similar service, has also grown in popularity in recent years. With so many Uber and Lyft drivers active in New Jersey, accidents are bound to happen, causing passengers to become seriously injured or even killed. If you have been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, it is important to consider your legal options. The attorneys at Greenberg & Walden, LLC have over 150 years of combined experience representing accident victims throughout Hudson County. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.
Types of Ridesharing Accidents
Many different types of ridesharing accidents can occur. Obviously, you can be injured while riding as a passenger in an Uber or a Lyft at the time of an accident. One thing that many people don’t consider is that even if you aren’t a passenger in an Uber or a Lyft, you may still have to deal with these companies if you are involved in an accident with a driver. For example, you may be crossing the street as a pedestrian but are hit by an Uber/Lyft driver. Another example of a ridesharing accident is if you are driving and are hit by an Uber/Lyft driver. Regardless of the type of accident you are involved in with an Uber or Lyft, you must speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can effectively represent your interests.
Are Ridesharing Accidents Different Than Other Accidents?
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare drivers are considered independent contractors, as opposed to employees of a company. Becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft only requires a driver to have a valid driver’s license, an insured automobile, as well as meet a few other requirements. These individuals typically do not have a great deal of experience as professional drivers. This lack of experience can pose a significant danger to the passengers they drive as well as others around them. Another possible danger associated with Uber and Lyft is that drivers rely heavily on their phone apps to accept rides and navigate to their destinations. Therefore, it sometimes takes several verbal exchanges between the driver and passenger to locate one another. These distractions can be quite dangerous and sometimes result in serious accidents.
Contact a Hudson County Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in an Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing service accident, it is important you consider your legal options. Greenberg & Walden, LLC has proudly represented clients throughout Hudson County, New Jersey since 1956. Our attorneys have the skill and experience it takes to successfully investigate the details of your case and hold the negligent party accountable so you can recover the financial compensation you need. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.