Studio City Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers

Studio City Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Were you or a loved one injured in a crash involving a rideshare vehicleOur Studio City rideshare accident lawyers know the laws relating to Uber and Lyft drivers and are well-positioned to present your case to an insurance companyThroughout the years, we have helped more than 5,000 clients win a collective $300 millionplus in settlements and verdicts, and we are here to help you recover compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation today.

Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents in Studio City

Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers have determined that most rideshare collisions involve some combination of the following: 

  • Distraction 
  • Speeding 
  • Fatigue 
  • Recklessness 
  • Intoxication and impairment

How Can We Help?

After being injured in a car accident involving a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft, your first instinct may be to rely on the at-fault driver’s insurance to cover your property damage and bodily injuries. This makes sense, as many car accident claims are resolved through the insurance process. However, that does not mean you should move forward without an experienced attorney in your corner 

Whether you pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy, or both, you may run into a tough claims adjuster. Insurance companies are motivated to protect their bottom lines, which means they often deny claims and limit settlements whenever they can. Your attorney will ensure you are treated fairly and will work hard to negotiate a just settlement. If you are unable to obtain a satisfactory settlement through negotiation, your attorney may recommend filing a civil lawsuit.

Who May be Liable for My Injuries?

While many clients expect us to sue or Lyft themselves, the rideshare platforms will rarely be the responsible parties. Both Uber and Lyft employ drivers as independent contractors – not employees – which means that they are rarely responsible for their drivers’ conduct on the job. 

If you have been involved in a crash with an Uber or Lyft driver and you believe that your driver is responsible, we recommend contacting a rideshare accident lawyer. 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.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to anticipate how your case might proceed until an attorney has had a chance to review the evidence. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our goal is to help you obtain a fair settlement without having to head to court. However, if your case does go to trial, our accomplished litigation attorneys will help you navigate the process to ensure it is as seamless as possible.

Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with A Studio City Rideshare Accident Lawyer Today!

When you are involved in a car accident, your top priority should be seeking the medical care you need. But once you’ve attended to your injuries, you should immediately call a personal injury attorney. We have years of experience helping accident victims recover compensation for their: 

  • Medical Bills 
  • Lost Wages 
  • Pain and Suffering 
  • Emotional Distress 
  • Disfigurement and Disability 
  • Reduced Earning Potential

A member of our team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to speak with us today.

Our Location

Los Angeles

800 E. 12th St.
Suite 401,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States (US)
Phone: 213-228-3558
Fax: 213-223-6733

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