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New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyers

If you have been involved in an Uber accident in New Jersey, navigating the complexities of insurance claims, medical bills, and legal procedures can be overwhelming. At Ellis Law, we handle Uber accident cases. Our experienced team understands rideshare laws and is dedicated to providing personalized and effective legal representation.

What Should I Do After an Uber Accident in New Jersey?

Your immediate actions can significantly impact your case if you are involved in an Uber accident. First and foremost, ensure your safety and seek medical attention if needed. Document the accident scene by taking photographs, gathering witness contact information, and noting relevant details about the incident. Report the accident to Uber through their app and notify the police. Obtaining a copy of the police report will be crucial for your case.

Next, contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options. A lawyer will guide you through the process, from filing a claim to negotiating with insurance companies.

Who Is Liable for an Uber Accident?

Determining liability in an Uber accident can be complex because multiple parties, such as the Uber driver, other drivers, and pedestrians, are often involved. The circumstances of the accident and the status of the Uber driver (whether they were logged into the app, en route to pick up passengers, or carrying passengers) play a critical role in establishing liability.

At Ellis Law, we conduct thorough investigations to identify all responsible parties. Our team will review evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to build a strong case. We ensure that all avenues for compensation are explored, including Uber’s insurance policies and those of other involved parties.

Can I Sue Uber Directly for My Accident?

Suing Uber directly can be challenging due to the company’s classification of drivers as independent contractors. However, in certain cases, Uber may be held liable, especially if it is proven that they were negligent in their hiring practices or safety protocols. Our New Jersey Uber accident lawyers at Ellis Law will explore all legal avenues to hold the appropriate parties accountable and seek the compensation you deserve.

What if the Uber Driver Was Not Logged Into the App During the Accident?

If the Uber driver was not logged into the app at the time of the accident, their personal insurance coverage would typically apply. However, this can complicate the claims process. At Ellis Law, we have experience handling such situations and will work to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, regardless of the driver’s status.

How Do Uber’s Insurance Policies Work?

Uber provides different levels of insurance coverage depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. Their personal insurance applies if the driver is not logged into the app. Uber provides limited liability coverage when the driver is logged in but has no passengers. Uber’s $1 million liability policy and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may apply if the driver is en route to pick up or carry passengers.

Navigating these varying levels of coverage can be challenging without legal assistance. At Ellis Law, we have extensive experience with Uber’s insurance policies. Our goal is to maximize your compensation by leveraging all available insurance resources.

Can I File a Claim if I Was a Pedestrian Hit by an Uber?

If you were a pedestrian hit by an Uber vehicle, you have the right to file a claim. Uber’s insurance coverage may apply depending on the driver’s status during the accident. We have experience handling pedestrian accident cases.

What Compensation Can I Get After an Uber Accident?

You may be entitled to various forms of compensation, depending on the specifics of the case. Compensation typically covers:

  • Medical expenses: Past, present, and future medical costs related to the accident.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for income lost due to the inability to work.
  • Pain and suffering: Non-economic damages for physical and emotional distress.
  • Property damage: Costs associated with repairing or replacing damaged property.
  • Wrongful death: In cases where a loved one has died, compensation for funeral expenses and loss of companionship.

Our experienced attorneys understand how to quantify damages and negotiate with insurers to secure the best possible outcome.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from Uber accidents, is generally two years from the accident date. However, acting quickly to preserve evidence and build a strong case is crucial. Delaying action can result in lost evidence, fading memories, and difficulties establishing liability.

Contact Ellis Law as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the legal timeframe. Our attorneys will promptly begin working on your case, giving you the best chance of a successful outcome.

Why Should I Choose Ellis Law for My Uber Accident Case?

Choosing the right lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your Uber accident case. Choosing Ellis Law offers several advantages:

  • Knowledge of rideshare laws: Our attorneys are well-versed in the specific laws and regulations governing Uber and other rideshare services in New Jersey.
  • Proven track record: We have a history of successfully handling Uber accident cases and securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients.
  • Personalized attention: We treat each case with the individual attention it deserves, tailoring our approach to meet your unique needs and circumstances.
  • No fees unless we win: We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any legal fees unless we secure compensation. Additionally, we offer free consultations.

Secure Your Future After a Crash With Help From Our New Jersey Uber Accident Lawyers at Ellis Law

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, do not navigate the aftermath alone. Our experienced New Jersey Uber accident lawyers at Ellis Law will fight for your rights. Call us at 732-308-0200 or complete our online form to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards justice and recovery. Located in Freehold, New Jersey, we serve clients in Asbury Park, East Brunswick, Toms River, Middletown, Jersey City, Long Branch, Neptune, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Monmouth County, Marlboro, and Ocean County, as well as Brooklyn and New York City.

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Herb Ellis


Herbert Ellis

Jonathan Ellis


Jonathan Ellis



Amy Buchansky-Francesco

Stephen Slavoff, Jr.


Stephen Slavoff, Jr.

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