New Jersey has the highest paid lawyers in the country.
The lawyers who work on car accidents and other complex legal cases make more than $250,000 per year.
A new study released Thursday by the Center for Law and Economic Policy at the University of Southern California found that uber accident attorneys earn an average of $275,000 a year, compared to the average hourly wage for lawyers who handle other types of cases, like bankruptcy and medical malpractice.
New Jersey drivers are among the worst-paid in the nation, with the median hourly wage of $28.78.
Uber’s lawyers in New Jersey are often the first to call the emergency department, the attorney who is most likely to take a patient to the emergency room.
And Uber is one of the largest employers in the state.
Last year, Uber alone brought in $3.8 billion in New York City alone.
And while New Jersey is the state that is most expensive to sue in for damages, Uber has a number of other cases in the works that could result in a higher settlement.
Uber is seeking $1 billion in a class action lawsuit filed against the company by drivers who say Uber misled them about its fares and other information.
A trial has been scheduled for this summer in New Brunswick, N.J. Uber has said it will not appeal the verdict and has not responded to the latest news from the New Jersey trial.
If Uber’s case is successful, the settlement could help drivers and passengers.
In a statement Thursday, Uber said it was looking forward to continuing its efforts to address drivers’ concerns about their pay.
The company said it is committed to working collaboratively with the New Brunswick plaintiffs to improve safety, as well as to ensuring that all of its drivers have the opportunity to pursue their livelihoods as fully as possible.