Uber Accident and Lyft Accident Lawyers
Rideshare companies were born in the Silicon Valley. San Jose is home to Uber and Lyft. Lyft and Uber riders utilize these companies to commute around the Bay Area. However, there are many auto accidents that occur daily. Many accident victims come to us confused about their rights. Whether they were in the Uber or Lyft at the time of the accident, or whether they were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver. Some people are hit by an Uber or Lyft driver that was not transporting anyone at the time of the accident… these situations pose the same questions about liability and insurance. Are passengers insured under the 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?
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are an award-winning law firm. Our team of car accident lawyers have settled thousands of car accident cases to a successful resolution. Our team of attorneys have successfully recovered over $200 Million for injured accident victims. We understand how risky it is to get into a rideshare vehicle. You are trusting the drivers’ ability to safely drive you from point a to point b. However, when accidents happen, negligent parties are still liable for your injuries and it is your legal right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Accident Claim against Uber or Lyft:
It is important to know that there are different policy limits for each accident depending on the circumstance.
- 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.
**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.
Compensation for a Car Accident:
Uber and Lyft drivers must properly maintain their vehicle and drive safely. It is common for negligent drivers to not take responsibility for the accident and dispute the claim. Our Uber accident lawyers and Lyft accident lawyers will step in and fight for your rights against insurance companies. Our car accident attorneys have the knowledge and trial experience to represent victims who have been injured by an Uber or Lyft driver.
What You Should Do After an Uber Accident or Lyft Accident:
- Seek medical treatment immediately
- Get the Uber or Lyft drivers’ information
- Take photos and get statements of any witnesses
- Call an experienced Uber/Lyft accident lawyer at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers immediately
Once you have hired one of our San Jose Uber accident/Lyft accident attorneys, we will take over all communication between insurance companies. This is a stressful time, and we want you to recover. The rideshare accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will examine all avenues of recourse and file a lawsuit if necessary. We can help facilitate treatment with top rated medical professionals and doctors to ensure proper diagnosis. If you cannot afford medical treatment, we will help you find a doctor or medical professional that works on a lien basis. This means, your treatment can be paid at the end settlement. Your recovery and medical treatment are crucial to the evaluation of your case. It is in your best interest to get the proper treatment that will in turn maximize your settlement.
Common Injuries from Car Accidents:
- Back and neck pain
- Open wounds and lacerations
- Brain injuries and permanent disabilities
It is important to know that our team of attorneys work on every case as if it were their own. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers was founded on the principle that injured victims deserve the same quality representation as big insurance companies. We truly believe that no one should suffer from another person’s negligent acts. When you hire one of our accident attorneys in San Jose, they will consider the amount of pain you have suffered and will suffer before demanding. We can also help you receive compensation for the following:
- Future medical bills
- Past medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repair
- Emotional stress
- Pain and suffering
Uber Accident Lawyers and Lyft Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
Located in the heart of San Jose, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is available 24/7 to discuss your potential personal injury claim. We offer free consultations in person, at the office, or over the phone. If you cannot make it into the office, we can come to you! We have no upfront fees, or hidden fees for that matter. There is no risk hiring Harris Personal Injury Lawyers because we work on a contingency fee agreement. This means, that we are not paid unless we settle your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, please contact our San Jose car accident lawyers for a free case evaluation. We will get you the compensation you deserve.
Managing Attorney, Ryan Harris, has been awarded: The Best Lawyers in America by US NEWS
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