Long Island City Uber Accident Lawyer

There are many options for transportation if you live or work in Long Island City. With rideshare applications, passengers can find a ride with a simple click on their smartphones. If you are in an accident while using one of these companies, you may be unsure how to pursue compensation for your injuries. A Long Island City Uber accident lawyer can help.

The attorneys at Shulman & Hill are experienced with negotiating with insurance companies and they can guide you through each step of the process. Our team can fight tirelessly to help you reach a fair settlement or verdict. Schedule a free legal consultation today to learn more.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in Long Island City

Uber accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common include the following:

  • Distracted driving. This could be texting, speaking on the phone, looking for directions, consulting the Uber app, or simply not paying attention to the road.
  • Scanning for passengers. When drivers are in an area they are not familiar with, looking closely at street signs and trying to find their passengers can lead to unexpected stops, slow driving, and dangerous mistakes.
  • Driver fatigue. Many rideshare workers use driving as a second, or even third, source of income. Others use multiple accounts so they can “outsmart” Uber’s policy on the number of hours the drivers can work per week. All of this will likely tire the driver out, resulting in fatigue.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance. Any vehicle on the road that is not properly cared for becomes a hazard for passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The most common vehicular failures are tire blowouts and faulty brakes.
  • Reckless driving. Any time you are on the road, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings and exercise caution. One of the most common causes of Uber accidents is reckless driving, which can include improper lane usage, tailgating, speeding, and ignoring traffic signals.

Types of Long Island City Uber Accidents

Rear-End Collisions

Most rear-end collisions are the fault of the following vehicle, particularly if they are tailgating or speeding. If they are forced to suddenly reduce their speed or stop, they may not be able to slow down quickly enough before hitting the vehicle in front of them.

T-Bone Accidents

U-turns are illegal in a lot of areas for many safety reasons. T-bone accidents can occur when drivers make unexpected U-turns, drive through a stop sign or traffic light without stopping, as well as when a driver turns left across traffic when the road was not clear.

Sideswipe Collisions

When driving in higher-traffic areas, narrow roads, or when distracted, sideswipe accidents are more likely to occur. Uber drivers typically have more distractions than other drivers on the road, since they are often required to check their mobile app or speak with a passenger.

Common Injuries After Uber Accidents

Some people are lucky enough to walk away from a car accident with only a few scrapes and bruises, but many people are more severely injured. In many cases, the injuries may take a long time to heal or even be permanent.

Some common injuries include:

  • TBIs (Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Neck and back injuries, including whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns

What Types of Compensation May You Be Entitled To After an Uber Accident?

If you are ever injured in a Long Island City Uber accident, you may qualify for compensation for your damages. After an Uber accident, some of the damages that might be recoverable include:

  • Ambulance charges
  • Hospitalization
  • Medical costs, including surgeries
  • Physical therapy
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage

Some accidents can lead to fatal injuries. If a loved one died after being involved in an Uber crash, you should not be left picking up the medical and funeral costs. Shulman & Hill can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and fight to recover the compensation you and your family may be entitled to.

What To Do Immediately After an Uber Accident

Car accidents can be overwhelming and the aftermath is often complex. When you call an Uber, you likely do not think about your chances of being involved in a crash. However, if you ever are involved in an accident, it is important to remember these steps:

  • Get out of traffic. It is crucial to make sure you and other parties involved are in a safe place and are not in traffic’s way.
  • Call an ambulance. If you or any other passenger or driver is severely injured, it is important to call for immediate medical help. Even if you feel well, you should still consider visiting a doctor soon after being in a crash as you may have injuries that you do not notice.
  • Report the accident. After you are safe, report the accident to both Uber and the police. Filing a police report is crucial because they will document all of the details, from the witness names to the road and weather conditions. This information can be easy to forget, so this documentation can help your Uber accident lawyer with your case.
  • Document the crash scene. In addition to the police report, it will be helpful to take photos of the accident scene, vehicle, and conditions that caused the accident, as well as any injuries. This can benefit your future claim.
  • Contact Shulman & Hill. One of our Long Island City Uber accident attorneys will be able to give you advice on what to do moving forward, help with paperwork, determining liability, and pursuing compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Contact a Long Island City Uber Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an Uber accident in Long Island City, contact the attorneys at Shulman & Hill. You can be confident you have chosen the right lawyers when you learn how our aggressive and personalized approach has helped us recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years.

To learn more about what we can do for you, call us today at (555) 555-5555 and schedule a free legal consultation today.


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