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NJ Personal Injury: Uber Drivers May Have to Carry More Insurance

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Dec 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Uber drivers and drivers of other similar cab companies like Lift may soon be required to carry more insurance in New Jersey. Currently, these drivers do not have to carry a policy that covers the typical $1.5 million in liabilities that is required of other commercial drivers. Many Uber drivers are currently only insured to operate their vehicles for personal use. This can lead to a dangerous situation in the event of a car collision. Any harm that comes to the driver or passengers would create a big problem. If you are injured in a car collision while being transported by an Uber driver, you may have trouble receiving proper compensation through insurance. Contact a NJ personal injury lawyer if you are involved in a car collision as the passenger of an Uber cab driver to receive proper compensation for your injuries.
A bill has been introduced in New Jersey that would require Uber drivers to have insurance coverage worth up to $1.5 million in liabilities and $250,000 when the driver is operating his or her vehicle while not actively transporting passengers.
“The law as it exists today provides a gap in coverage for persons who are either the drivers of these vehicles or passengers in these vehicles,” said one sponsor, Joseph Lagana, D-Bergen.
“A person who is injured is going to encounter significant issues as far as getting coverage,” Lagana said. “It's going to lead to costly legal fees and long battles, and I'm not sure what the outcome would be.

NJ Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

If you were hurt in a car collision in New Jersey, a NJ personal injury lawyer can help you receive compensation. If insurance is not covering the cost of your medical bills, you need the assistance of lawyers with experience dealing with these types of cases.
Villani & DeLuca personal injury lawyers have been helping people receive fair compensation since 1996. Contact Villani & DeLuca today at (732) 709-7757 for a free consultation. You should not have to pay out of pocket for unnecessary expenses that only exist because of someone else's negligent behavior.

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Carmine R. Villani

Founding partner, Carmine Villani, Esq. is a former municipal prosecutor with over three decades of experience in Criminal and DWI Defense.


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