California Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys | Rideshare Injury Lawyers
California Rideshare Accident Attorneys
The explosive growth of Lyft and Uber in California has coincided with a spike in rideshare accidents. If you or someone you love was hurt in a rideshare crash—whether as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian—you may be entitled to compensation. The rideshare accident lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case for free, investigate your collision, and aggressively represent your interests during settlement negotiations and any litigation that may follow.
We have a comprehensive understanding of the laws that govern Uber and Lyft accident claims in California. Our attorneys will help you avoid critical mistakes that would jeopardize your case, and we will not settle for anything less than what you need to recover from your injuries. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free initial consultation.
Importance of Contacting a Lyft & Uber Accident Attorney Right Away
If you delay your legal consultation, essential evidence might disappear, and you may wind up making a costly error that your attorney could have helped you avoid. The California injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will handle the logistics of your case and perform an immediate investigation into your accident to gather evidence before it becomes unavailable. Our lawyers will also explain the steps you must take and the mistakes you must avoid to give your claim the best chance of success.
Who Is Liable for Damages After an Uber or Lyft Accident in California?
Who is liable for my damages? Can I sue the rideshare company? What about the rideshare driver? These are a few of the most common questions we get from people who were injured in Uber and Lyft accidents.
The answers to these questions depend on the circumstances of your collision. Our California rideshare accident lawyers will review the following factors to determine insurance liability:
- Whether you were a rideshare driver, a rideshare passenger, a pedestrian, or a driver or passenger in another vehicle;
- The cause of your accident; and
- Whether the rideshare driver was on duty at the time of the crash.
Uber and Lyft both cover their drivers with a $1 million insurance policy while they are on duty. You can bring a claim against this policy if the rideshare driver was on duty and caused an accident that resulted in your injuries. This is true whether you were an Uber or Lyft passenger, a pedestrian, or a driver or passenger in another vehicle.
This policy includes uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you were an Uber or Lyft passenger and your rideshare vehicle was hit by an uninsured/underinsured driver, you can bring a claim against the rideshare company’s UM/UIM insurance policy.
Uber’s and Lyft’s $1 million insurance policy does not apply to accidents caused when a driver is not on duty. If you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver while their driver app was off, your claim would be against the driver’s personal insurance policy.
Determining insurance liability is just one of many complicated steps in the process of filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a rideshare crash. The California Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can help you overcome the legal hurdles you will encounter during the proceedings and hold all liable parties accountable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages.
Steps to Take After an Uber or Lyft Accident in California
The process of filing a personal injury claim begins at the crash scene. Here are a few steps you should take to give your Uber or Lyft accident claim the best chance of resulting in a fair settlement:
- Call the police, and request medical assistance if necessary;
- Take time-stamped photos of the accident scene including skid marks, the positions of vehicles, the weather conditions, injuries, property damage, the insides of vehicles, traffic signs, and the intersection;
- Take pictures of driver’s licenses, license plates, and drivers’ insurance cards;
- Write down the insurance information of all drivers involved in the collision;
- Write down witnesses’ contact details, and send them a text message to ensure you recorded the correct phone numbers;
- Visit a doctor immediately; and
- Contact a California rideshare accident attorney.
Contact Our California Lyft & Uber Accident Law Firm Today for Free
If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in a collision involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, turn to the experienced attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for assistance. We will help you and your family navigate through the claims process and fight for the maximum compensation.
Our California Lyft and Uber accident attorneys will treat you as if you are our only client, giving your case personalized attention during every step of the proceedings. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our contact form to set up a free initial consultation.