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Uber Accident Lawyers New York

NYC Car Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Uber Passengers in New York

Some people believe that Uber is a less expensive and more convenient way of summoning a taxi in New York city. Unfortunately, this view misses the downside of using an Uber ride. Uber is a relatively unregulated type of ride-sharing that has taken off in cities all across the country. Because you can summon a ride, Uber is especially popular in parts of the city with fewer yellow medallion cabs are available. However, Uber has a downside, which becomes particularly evident after an auto accident involving an Uber car: Uber drivers are far less likely to properly trained and qualified to drive a motor vehicle, which can lead to serious accidents and severe injuries for passengers in NYC.

At the law firm of Proner & Proner, our New York City auto accident attorneys handle a wide range of cases involving Uber ride-share vehicles. Lead attorney Mitchell Proner understands the complexities of filing a claim against a company that uses independent contractors as drivers. If you were injured while in an Uber car in NYC, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or anywhere else in New York, please call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal options.

Uber Problems in New York

First, Uber often does not screen drivers as thoroughly as yellow cab companies do. In some instances, people may not be suitable for a driving job but are hired anyway. Second, the quality of maintenance and car safety vary enormously, depending on the owner of the Uber vehicle. Third, because of informal arrangements, the driver of the Uber car may not actually own it. These factors add to the complexity of filing a personal injury claim after an Uber accident.

Examples of Uber Crash Cases in NY

At Proner & Proner, our NYC personal injury lawyers handle Uber cases involving:

  • A driver causing an accident that injured an Uber passenger.
  • A driver causing an accident that injured a driver or passenger in another vehicle.
  • Another driver injuring an Uber driver or passenger as a result of speeding or reckless driving.

Whatever the immediate cause of the accident, it is important to gather all relevant information quickly — before the evidence disappears. NY injury law firm Proner & Proner uses skilled accident investigators and reconstructionists who can determine exactly how the crash occurred and who was liable.

Causes of Uber Crashes in New York

Some common causes of Uber accidents in NY include:

  • Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Drivers fatigued as a result of over-long shifts.
  • Drivers distracted by cell phones or other devices.
  • Poor road conditions, such as potholes, missing stop signs, and unmarked hazards.

Such causes apply to either an Uber driver or the driver of another vehicle. The lawyers at Proner & Proner, working with seasoned investigators, will determine just how the Uber accident occurred in your case.

Call the NYC Uber Accident Lawyers at Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation

To find out whether you have a case after being injured in an Uber accident, please call the New York City accident attorneys of Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form to get started.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles Uber accident cases throughout the United States.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements

Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.

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