Uber Accident and Lyft Accident Lawyers in Oakland
If you live in Oakland or any nearby surrounding cities, you have heard of Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft are ridesharing companies that are taking over the taxi world. Uber and Lyft drivers are consistently picking up people and dropping them off at their place of occupation, restaurants, various appointments, bars etc. It is important to know that if you have been injured in a rideshare car, or by a rideshare car, you may be entitled to financial compensation. It is your legal right to seek justice for suffering injuries due to the negligence of another. There are many times where Uber and Lyft drivers are at fault for accidents and as an award-winning law firm, our car accident lawyers are ready to help you seek compensation. If you believe you have an accident case, call our Oakland law firm today.
Accident Claim Against Uber or Lyft:
Are passengers insured under Uber or Lyft drivers’ insurance policy? Can I sue Uber or Lyft? Can I demand damages for my injuries that were caused by an Uber or Lyft driver?
It is important to know that there are different policy limits for each accident depending on the circumstance. It is important to know that if you are a passenger in the Uber or Lyft and the accident was indeed the Uber or Lyft drivers fault, you may file a claim against the $1 Million-dollar insurance policy because you were an innocent 3rd party.
- If the Uber or Lyft driver is using their car for personal reasons and you get in an accident, they are covered under their personal auto insurance. Therefore, we would likely file a claim against their personal insurance company.
- If the driver is logged into the app, but NOT transporting anyone at the time of the accident…the injury will be covered by their personal insurance. THEN, Uber’s insurance will step in for another $50,000 per injury (up to $100,000) and up to $25,000 in damages.
- If the driver is transporting a passenger, and gets into an accident, Uber has a $1Million policy. This insurance policy may also offer cover those drivers who are uninsured and underinsured.
What to Do After You Have Been in an Uber Accident or Lyft Accident
- Seek medical treatment
- Screenshot the time of the accident in the Uber or Lyft application
- Get all involved parties’ contact information
- Take photos of the accident and/or injuries
- Retain a police report
- Call our Uber accident and Lyft accident attorneys
Getting in a car is risky enough, as you do not know the skill level of the other drivers on the road with you. Getting into an Uber or Lyft car is also a great risk. Our team of lawyers understand how to deal with insurance companies after an accident. It is crucial to seek an experienced attorney like the ones at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers because of our success with car accident cases. Our car accident lawyers have settled over 5,000 cases to a successful resolution and won over $200,000,000 for accident victims.
Common Injuries from Car Accidents:
- Back and neck pain
- Open wounds and lacerations
- Brain injuries and permanent disabilities
Compensation for a Car Accident:
The price for a car accident is reliant on many different variables. All accidents are different, and every injury is different. The liability, amount of insurance, and severity of the injury are important factors that are analyzed before the evaluation of any injury case. Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will investigate all possible avenues of the accident and will fight for your rights against the liable party’s insurance company. Our skilled car accident lawyers can demand damages for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
When you hire an Oakland car accident lawyer, we will take over all communication between the insurance company and this will allow you to focus on your recovery. If you cannot find a doctor to treat your injuries, we can help facilitate treatment with doctors and or medical professionals throughout the Bay Area. If you cannot afford the treatment, we can connect you with medical professionals who work on a lien basis. Medical professionals on liens will treat you with no upfront fees and may receive payment out of your possible settlement. The path and road to your recovery is crucial to your injury claim.
Uber Accident Lawyers and Lyft Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
Located in the heart of Oakland, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offers free consultations over the phone or in person. If you cannot make it into our office, we can come to you! There is no risk hiring one of our attorneys, we work on contingency fee agreement. This means that we will not get paid unless we settle your case. If you have recently injured in a rideshare vehicle, or by a rideshare driver…contact our personal injury law firm in Oakland. We will fight for your rights!
Managing Attorney, Ryan Harris, has been awarded: The Best Lawyers in America by US NEWS
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