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Can I Seek Financial Compensation after an Uber Accident in NYC?

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Especially in New York City & Westchester County, Uber is a common way to get around, because it is dependable, economical, and, generally, it is safe. However, like with anything, accidents can happen. If you are someone who was injured as a passenger in an Uber vehicle or by an Uber vehicle as a driver, you need a New York City & Westchester County Uber accident lawyer on your side. Reach out to The Bàez Legal Group to learn more about Uber accidents, who is responsible when one happens, and how our New York City & Westchester County Uber accident lawyer can assist you through every step of the legal process ahead.

What is Uber’s liability coverage?

The ridesharing services Uber and Lyft share a liability coverage system. Basically, depending on the events of an accident Uber may supply injured parties with a specific amount of financial compensation. Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage includes the following:

  • Period 0: Period 0 refers to when an Uber driver isn’t logged into the app yet and causes an accident. Because the driver was not logged in or using the app, Uber will not supply liability coverage. This indicates that injured parties will have to file a claim against the driver’s regular insurance company.
  • Period 1: Period 1 occurs when an Uber driver is logged into the rideshare app but hasn’t accepted a ride yet and causes an accident. Under this circumstance, Uber provides liability coverage for up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
  • Period 2: Period 2 is when an Uber driver causes an accident after accepting a ride and is on the way to pick up a passenger. When this occurs, Uber will provide the injured party with up to $1 million in liability coverage.
  • Period 3: If an Uber driver picks up a passenger and causes an accident with a passenger in the car, Uber will supply $1 million in liability coverage, limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car, and uninsured motorists’ coverage.

How can I establish liability?

To have a successful personal injury claim, you will have to establish liability, suggesting you must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another person’s negligence. You will have to show evidence, including pictures of the accident, witness testimony, or relevant medical documents that prove your injury was no fault of your own. You can count on a New York City & Westchester County Uber accident lawyer right here at The Bàez Legal Group to fight for you and your future.

Why should I retain the services of a New York City personal injury attorney?

Keep in mind that winning a personal injury claim is not always easy. However, with skilled legal assistance on your side, you drastically boost your likelihood of retrieving the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our firm today to get started.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.