Update: New York Uber Driver Killed in DWI Crash on Long Island
June 21, 2017 – A man from Queens, NY, has admitted to killing an Uber driver last year while driving drunk on the Long Island Expressway (LIE), in a wreck that threw the victim into traffic before another vehicle dragged him a half-mile to his death. Prosecutors said Bonifacio Enriquez, 36, of College Point, New York, pleaded guilty in Nassau County Court to second-degree manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
What’s the problem?
Each year, thousands of passengers in Uber vehicles are injured in accidents across the U.S. Many victims are unaware of their legal rights following such accidents. Passengers are regarded as innocent bystanders in these situations, and are thus owed a duty of care from any driver who can be placed at fault for the accident.
Uber Insurance Policy
In accidents involving rideshare companies several parties can be held liable including the driver of the vehicle, the owners of the car, and the rideshare company itself. In response to the frequency of accidents involving rideshare vehicles Lyft, Uber, and Uberx have announced a new insurance policy program. Uber’s new policy will provide for up to $50,000 per person and $25,000 for property damage in an accident involving one of its vehicles. This is on top of the $1,000,000 coverage for accidents when a trip is in progress. The million dollar policy limit falls in line with the insurance coverage mandatory for taxi drivers in the state.
What Damages Could I Recover?
Uber lawsuits may result in compensation for the following car accident damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (outrageous wrongful conduct on the part of Uber)
- Wrongful death in the event that the lawsuit is brought by the family of a deceased loved one.
Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Uber Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of an Uber Class Action Suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of Uber passengers who were injured in a car accident.
Car Crash Claims Life of Florida Uber Driver
June 16, 2017 – A 3-car pile up on Siesta Key, Florida, has claimed the life of an Uber driver. The deceased, 57-year-old Guy Theron, had an Uber sticker on his silver 2008 Dodge minivan, but police said he was not driving for Uber at the time and no passenger was in his vehicle.
Florida Uber Driver Killed in Accident with Lamborghini
June 12, 2017 – A 61-year-old health club magnate is facing DUI manslaughter charges over a car wreck that killed an Uber driver in Delray Beach, Florida. Roger Wittenberns’ blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.15 — about twice the legal limit in Florida — approximately 45 minutes after his Lambo crashed into a Buick Enclave driven by 82-year-old J. Gerald Smith.
Uber Execs Take Leave Amid Management Crisis
June 11, 2017 – Both the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Uber Technologies Inc. have departed their positions, in a sign of impending doom for the troubled ride-sharing company. Uber announced Monday that its board had unanimously approved recommendations stemming from a report prepared by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder into the ride-sharing giant’s cultures and practices.
Do I Have an Uber Accident Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Uber accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were an Uber passenger who was injured in a car accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.