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An on-demand car service called Uber has grown in popularity recently. It has quickly become the preferred way of swiftly getting around New York City.

This type of rideshare service allows for passengers to use their phones quickly and easily to call for or reserve a driver.

However, as motor vehicle accident lawyers, we know this quick and easy service does not come without its share of problems.

It seems that almost anyone can become an Uber driver and you never really know who you are getting in the car with or how much driving experience they really have. Uber driver requirements are not extremely strict, and Uber accidents happen more often than we might like to think.

When you are involved in an Uber accident, it is usually not a cut and dry case. Insurance companies often try to pass the buck when it comes time to pay up. If you have been involved in an accident with Uber’s rideshare service, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, immediately. Our experienced law firm will stand up for your rights and help you get the financial compensation that you deserve.

How do accidents happen with Uber car service?

When you utilize Uber car service, you are at the mercy of the one driving. You hope they know the area and are not under the influence while behind the wheel. Just like any other driver on the road, Uber drivers can become distracted, drive too fast for conditions, or fail to comply with common traffic laws.

If the Uber driver was weaving in and out of traffic, making unsafe turns, or dismissing traffic lights, they may be responsible for the accident. Uber drivers can be distracted while putting an address into the navigation system, or even engaged in road rage because of extenuating circumstances and the results can be disastrous.

Is Uber responsible for my injuries?

It depends. In many accidents, Uber is ultimately responsible for the injuries you received while retaining their services. However, these cases can become quite complex. Unlike taxi services, which use a fleet of cars, Uber hires drivers to use their personal cars to transport the passengers requesting service.

Passengers can quickly and easily connect through an app on their phone to request the services needed.  The same app notifies an Uber car service driver when someone is requesting a ride.  Drivers then transport the passenger to their desired destination.  Since Uber drivers use their own personal cars, it is often argued that their own personal car insurance company is responsible for accidents.

Essentially, the Uber drivers are independent contractors, which makes Uber accidents tough to navigate in the legal system.  The attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have the experience it takes to win against big companies like Uber and personal car insurance agencies.

Contact us to learn how we can help you after an Uber accident

When people utilize Uber’s rideshare service, they expect to be transported to their destination safely. By all rights, they should be, but that just isn’t always the case. Unfortunately, the number of Uber accidents in New York is on the rise, and we see new clients every day that have been injured in an Uber accident. If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries as a result of an Uber accident, call The Office of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. You may be due compensation, but swift action is necessary. Taking immediate action allows an attorney to investigate thoroughly while all of the evidence is still available.

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