Manhattan Uber Accident Lawyer

There are many reasons to enjoy living and working in Manhattan—the ease of getting around the borough is just one of them.

With ride-sharing services like Uber, commuting has become easier than ever. You no longer have to struggle to hail a cab when you need a ride—you can simply open the app and schedule an Uber in seconds. But, with great innovation comes some room for error. There is always a possibility that you may be injured in a Manhattan Uber accident, either as an Uber passenger or while sharing the road with an Uber vehicle.

Contact a Manhattan Uber accident attorney at Shulman & Hill if you are ever injured in an Uber accident. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers can fight fiercely on your behalf.

Common Uber Accident Injuries

Like any other type of motor vehicle crash, Uber accidents in Manhattan can cause a range of different injuries that differ in severity. If you have been the victim of an Uber crash as a passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or nearby driver, you may have suffered one of the following injuries:

  • Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations

If you have been injured in an Uber accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. Doing so will not only help prevent these injuries from getting worse, but it can also help establish a paper trail that can be helpful if you decide to seek compensation in the future.

Important Information About Manhattan Uber Accidents

The convenience ridesharing services offer does not change the fact that the emergence of these services has had some negative consequences. Researchers have discovered a link between the rise of rideshare services and a rise in the annual rate of traffic collisions in areas where companies like Uber and Lyft are popular.

Experts believe ridesharing services like Uber have contributed to an increase in traffic accidents since they have added more vehicles to roads at any given time. When roads are more crowded, accidents are more likely to occur.

The potential causes of a Manhattan Uber accident are wide-ranging. They include–but are not limited to—the following:

  • Driver error (reports indicate that Uber drivers are often less experienced than recreational drivers)
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Sleep-deprivation
  • Vehicle defects
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Hazardous weather conditions
  • Failure to yield the right of way (which can be common in Manhattan)

Manhattan Uber Accidents: Dangerous Intersections

The Uber app automatically suggests a route for a driver when you schedule a ride. However, many Uber drivers are willing to adjust the route based on passenger suggestions. This is particularly true in Manhattan, where there are often many ways to reach a given destination.

Keep that in mind the next time you schedule an Uber in this borough. There are certain intersections you may wish to avoid given the high rate of accidents associated with them. Some of the most dangerous intersections in Manhattan are:

  • 1st Avenue and East 96th Street
  • Houston Street and The Bowery
  • 7th Avenue and West 42nd Street
  • East 36th Street and 2nd Avenue
  • Kenmare Street and the Bowery
  • 8th Avenue and 42nd Street
  • East 59th Street and 2nd Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and West 40th Street

Seeking Compensation After a Manhattan Uber Accident

Depending on the severity of your Uber accident, you may face such losses as medical bills for both immediate and future treatment, lost wages, decreased earning potential, and pain and suffering.

You may be entitled to compensation for some of these losses. If the Uber driver caused the accident or another driver on the road was at fault, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

Before filing a claim, meet with the personal injury legal experts at our Manhattan law firm. You may be more likely to recover compensation if you seek legal representation, and our team will be happy to guide you through the entire process.

How Our Uber Accident Law Firm in Manhattan Can Help

Working directly with insurance companies when seeking compensation can be complicated. Insurance companies prefer that claimants work with them directly since it is often easier for them to convince injured parties they should accept lower offers that do not reflect the true extent of their losses. Without prior experience or legal background, negotiating with insurers and defeating challenges to your claim can be difficult.

Enlisting the help of a Manhattan Uber accident lawyer can greatly help you. Shulman & Hill’s attorneys can assist in the following key ways:

  • Investigating the accident to identify the possibly negligent parties
  • Collecting evidence to demonstrate why you may be entitled to compensation
  • Handling all major correspondence with the insurance company, doctors, other attorneys, and any other relevant parties
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to pursue acceptable compensation

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we take every case seriously. When you work with us, you can trust that your case will be handled with a careful and personalized approach. Since we opened our doors in 2013, we have helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation. Our lawyers are specially trained to help you through every step of your legal journey so that you can focus on what is most important: your recovery.

Uber accidents can have many consequences, with the potential to cause life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in an Uber accident in Manhattan, you may be entitled to compensation. After seeking necessary medical treatment, contact the attorneys at Shulman & Hill for a free legal consultation right away.


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