Cupertino Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Lawyers
Cupertino Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys understand the network of laws relating to rideshare vehicles and can present your case to their insurers. Throughout the years, we have helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than a collective $300 million in settlements and verdicts, a large portion of which have been in accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers.
Who Is Liable?
In cases involving rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft, nuances and complications apply, making them far more complex than typical car accident cases. Many victims expect us to sue the rideshare companies themselves, but this is not always the approach a personal injury lawyer will take. This is because rideshare drivers are employed as independent contractors rather than employees, so the companies are generally not responsible for their drivers’ conduct while they are on the clock.
If you are involved in a crash with a rideshare driver and you believe that your driver is at fault, call us as soon as possible. We will investigate your accident and determine who is the property party to sue. If the driver was at fault, we will walk through each of the factors that determine which insurance policies will apply to your injuries.
For example, if the driver was not on duty at the time of the collision, then his or her personal auto insurance policy will apply to your case, as Uber and Lyft’s policies do not cover drivers when they are “off the clock.” On the other hand, if the driver was working, but had not yet accepted a ride request at the time of the accident, Uber and Lyft provide a third-party liability policy with a $25,000 limit on property damage and a $100,000 limit per accident for bodily injuries.
How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Our attorneys know that insurance companies can be quick to deny claims made by accident victims. We are prepared to present the strongest case possible by taking the following steps:
- Handling correspondence: As soon as you hire us, we will take on any phone calls, emails, and other correspondence so that you can concentrate on recovering and moving forward after your accident.
- Gathering evidence: If the insurer disputes your claim, our team will compile evidence in support of your claim, from medical records to eyewitness accounts.
- Protecting your claim: Unfortunately, from the moment you are injured, anything you say or do can impact your case. Even if you let us handle correspondence with the insurance company, you can still inadvertently make a mistake that will reduce your compensation award. Our rideshare accident attorneys can help you understand the repercussions of such mistakes and ensure that you do not make them.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, or if a loved one passed away from a fatal accident, it’s vital to speak with a knowledgeable, compassionate personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our team of experienced, compassionate lawyers is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with us today.