Uber Accidents

Uber Accidents

Uber Accident Attorneys in New York City

NYC Car Accident Lawyers Represent Injured Uber Passengers

Some people believe that Uber is a less expensive and more convenient way of summoning a taxi. 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.

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.

Contact a Qualified NYC Uber Accident Attorney

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 Manhattan, 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.

Examples of Uber Crash Cases in NY

At Proner & Proner, the 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 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.

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Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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