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Person injured after being hit by open Uber car door

Person injured after being hit by open Uber car door

A person injured after being hit by open Uber car door when the car drove off.

The injured party posted the following question:

I ordered an Uber on Saturday night. The driver drove off while the back door was still open with me standing in it. The door knocked me down and i fell in the street. I contacted Uber to report the incident and they said the driver was an independent contractor but provided me with his insurance info. My knees and legs are still sore. What can i do? Should i sue the driver? Uber?

This accident is classified as a pedestrian knockdown. As far as liability, the person has a viable claim. The party needs seek immediate medical attention since he/she is still hurting. The person should also consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect his/her rights. In New York, the party only has 30 days from the date of the accident to file a no-fault claim that will cover medical expenses and any lost wages.

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