It’s an unfortunate fact that rideshare drivers are just as vulnerable to collisions as any other motorist on the road. The process of filing a claim after such a crash is complicated by the fact that several insurance policies may be in play. Our Santa Barbara Lyft and Uber accident attorneys can review your case for free and help you determine the most strategic way to proceed.
Our law firm has many years of experience representing rideshare accident victims and their families. We will perform an investigation to find out if you have grounds for a claim against the rideshare company’s insurance policy, and if not, we can help you identify other potential avenues of compensation. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call our 24-hour phone-line today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
What Types of Rideshare Accident Cases Does Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
- Uber and Lyft Passenger Injury Claims
- Uber and Lyft Driver Injury Claims
- Pedestrian Injury Claims
- Claims Filed by or Against the Occupants of Other Vehicles
- Claims Filed Against Rideshare Drivers
- Wrongful Death Rideshare Accident Claims
- Claims Filed Against Lyft or Uber
- Other Rideshare Accident Cases
Your Choice of Rideshare Accident Attorney Matters…Here’s Why
Chances are you’ve never had to hire an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer before. You might assume, then, that all attorneys who accept these cases will offer the same quality of representation. Unfortunately, many lawyers are overworked or lack the experience to anticipate the disputes that are most likely to arise. It’s important that you do your research and choose an attorney who has the knowledge and resources to represent your best interests at every stage of the proceedings.
Below are a few reasons why your choice of attorney is such a critical decision:
- Some Personal Injury Lawyers Are Overworked: Many law firms are settlement mills that accept a substantial number of cases that seem likely to result in a settlement. But if a complication arises that leads to a dispute—for example, if the insurance company challenges your attorney’s settlement calculations—an overworked lawyer might not be willing to take your case to trial and, instead, may be inclined to accept an unfair settlement. Overworked lawyers also might be inaccessible when you have questions and late when returning calls. They also might not have enough time to devote to the investigation, which could cause important evidence to be overlooked.
- Many Attorneys Haven’t Handled Rideshare Accident Claims: There are quite a few personal injury law firms in Santa Barbara that accept rideshare accident cases, but not all of them have extensive experience handling these claims. Since each case is unique, it takes experience and in-depth knowledge of the relevant statutes and case law to provide effective representation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a track record of success in Uber and Lyft accident claims. We can evaluate the facts of your case, identify the disputes that are most likely to arise, and take the necessary steps to ensure your claim is as strong as possible when we enter settlement negotiations.
- Rideshare Insurance Policies Have High Coverage Limits: Depending on the circumstances, you might have a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy. These policies have high coverage limits for bodily injury. If you were severely hurt and you intend to seek considerable damages for hospital bills and lost income, you should expect the opposing party to resist your claim at every turn. It’s important, then, that you enlist the help of a Santa Barbara Uber or Lyft accident lawyer who won’t let the insurance company treat you unfairly. Our attorneys relish the opportunity to take on uncooperative insurance carriers, and we’re not afraid to take a case to trial.
- Multiple Parties Could Be Liable: There are all sorts of factors that can complicate a rideshare accident claim. If multiple parties contributed to the crash, for example, there might be disagreement regarding how liability is apportioned. If you name a government entity as one of the defendants—perhaps a poorly maintained road contributed to the accident—you’ll have to file an administrative claim within just six months. If a commercial truck was involved, there are many parties who might be liable—from the trucker to the trucker’s employer to a maintenance contractor. Our Santa Barbara Lyft and Uber accident lawyers understand how these and other factors can influence personal injury proceedings, and we can make sure you are well-represented from day one.
Discuss Your Claim with an Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to speak with a member of our team in a free initial consultation. We accept cases on contingency contracts, so you won’t have to pay any attorney’s fees unless we win. You can also schedule a case evaluation by sending us a message on our contact page.