The Uber car accident lawyers of McMahon, Kublick, PC, have years of experience helping accident victims involved in Uber, Lyft, and other ride share car accident and crash victims in Syracuse and across Central New York.
In Syracuse and the surrounding areas of Central New York, Uber has changed how many get around. Just by using our mobile devices, we can secure a car for hire, have a ride share available in minutes, and avoid the time commitment of waiting for a taxi or other modes of for-hire transportation.
With the prevalence of ride share companies like Uber and Lyft on the increase, the chances of being injured in an accident or Uber car crash also increases. Causes of Uber car accidents vary, from distracted driving to general carelessness behind the wheel, to impaired driving.
The Syracuse, New York Uber accident lawyers at McMahon & Kublick PC can pursue legal claims against drivers as well as a company. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident with an Uber driver, you have legal options that can be taken. Our firm has decades of experience with liability and insurance coverage issues that are unique to rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft in New York State, and we are prepared to advocate on your behalf for your rightful compensation.
Accident Victims Have a Right to Compensation for Harm in an Uber Accident
Uber doesn’t abide by the same rules and regulations that govern other transportation companies or car services. As an example, Uber drivers are not trained in how to safely transport passengers. They also are not required to submit their vehicle for regular inspections in the same manner as taxicabs. This is because Uber labels itself as a technology provider. By doing so they avoid liability and blame the individual driver for negligent conduct that leads to an accident.
It is these unique insurance and liability coverage issues; this makes it complex and confusing for accident victims to successfully receive due compensation in a personal injury accident lawsuit.
Uber maintains an insurance policy that provides coverage when drivers cause an accident while they are paid to carry passengers. Often, Uber company insurance is secondary insurance to a driver’s personal insurance policy. It takes a skilled Uber accident attorney in Syracuse to help assert a victim’s right to recover compensation from the large insurance policy maintained by Uber.
When a personal injury claim is successful against an Uber driver, and potentially the Uber company, it can help cover a victim’s medical needs, lost wages from work, and decreased quality of life as a result of the accident. To prove the legal fault of the driver, often through documented evidence of their negligence, the victim will set forth their damages. To show that the driver is indeed legally at fault for the accident, will require demonstrating that they owed the victim a duty of care and they breached this duty. It is this breach that led to the accident that caused the injury.
There are a number of ways an Uber driver may exhibit negligent conduct. The driver could be speeding to get their passenger to this destination, putting others on the road at risk from their driving behavior. Other Uber drivers may engage with their smartphones and are unable to give their attention to the road. If this carelessness leads to a crash and injuries, then the driver may be held responsible. As a corporate defendant, Uber may be deemed legally at fault for the conduct of its driver.
The types of injuries that could be sustained in an Uber car accident could be individuals who may have broken bones in their face or soft tissue injuries, there could be brain damage, or spinal cord injuries or worse. For an Uber accident victim to fully recover from the scope of their injuries, it could require relying on a medical professional who can document their future needs.
Discuss Your Claim with a Syracuse Uber Accident Lawyer
At McMahon Kublick PC, we help victims, and their families get the compensation they deserve after an accident. No matter if a collision involved a rear-end or a side-impact crash, we are more than prepared to investigate its cause and hold all responsible parties accountable. Our highly experienced Uber and Lyft accident injury lawyers are available to talk to you and explain your legal options as well as advocate for your right to recover maximum monetary compensation.
Syracuse Car Accident Lawyers Get Results
McMahon, Kublick, PC is one of the most respected personal injury law firms in Syracuse and Central New York. We concentrate in all types of serious personal injury cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home, medical malpractice, unsafe property, wrongful death, workers compensation and social security disability cases. Our Syracuse personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured through the wrongful or negligent actions of others.
If you would like to talk to a Syracuse car accident lawyer about your potential case, please call us toll free at (800) 638-2998. You may also use one of our convenient online contact forms and one of our attorneys will call you at a time that is convenient for you. All consultations are FREE, and you never have to pay a fee unless your case is successful.
For over 38 years, our personal injury attorneys have successfully helped clients with all types of injury and accident cases throughout Syracuse and Central New York. Contact us now for a free consultation, and let our experienced legal team help you put your life back together.