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March 7, 2021

Long Island Uber Accident Lawyer

Injured in an Uber accident? Get the justice you deserve by reaching out to an experienced Uber accident lawyer on Long Island.

Whether you were a passenger in an Uber or were struck by someone driving as an Uber affiliate, when you aren’t responsible for causing a car accident, you shouldn’t be compelled to cover your costs. Those liable for your injuries should be responsible for compensating you. But claims involving Uber can be more complex than run-of-the-mill car accidents.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. But with a committed Long Island Uber accident lawyer by your side, you can rest easier knowing our firm is doing everything possible to maximize your injury settlement.

How Insurance Works for Long Island Uber Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident on Long Island, New York, you will need to file a claim with your own insurance company, as New York is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. 

However, when you have been involved in an accident with an Uber, you may need to also file a claim with Uber‘s auto insurance provider. The trouble here is that Uber’s auto insurance is effective only during specific times. These include:

  • When a driver is in driver mode awaiting a ride
  • When a driver is en route to a passenger 
  • When a driver is transporting a passenger

If the Long Island Uber accident occurred outside of these previously mentioned time frames, the Uber drivers on auto insurance policy will take effect. In this case, your lawyer will likely handle negotiations with the insurance company to ensure you are not taken advantage of and are able to maximize your injury settlement.

But being awarded compensation from the insurance company still may not be enough to cover your losses in their entirety.

When to Pursue a Long Island Uber Accident Lawsuit

You have the right to be made whole after an accident. This means that the liable party should be compelled to compensate you for every single loss that you have suffered. When you’re filing an insurance claim, the insurance company is obligated to cover only certain losses, such as your medical expenses, property damages, and maybe lost wages. 

But the insurance company does not cover non-economic damages, nor do they cover a wide variety of other economic damages. Furthermore, the insurance company may not be willing to settle to the limits of the claim, which means you may not be able to obtain the conversation you need. In cases like these, it may be in your best interests to move forward with an Uber accident lawsuit.

Reach Out to an Uber Accident Lawyer on Long Island

To learn more about how a reputable Long Island Uber accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PLLC could help you with your claim, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 212-835-1699 or complete the online contact form included below to get started on your case. 

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