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Victorville Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Victorville Rideshare Accident Attorneys

When youre 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 call a personal injury attorney. Our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers can handle correspondence with the relevant insurance companies and help you pursue compensation for your injuries.  Our attorneys understand the laws relating to rideshare vehicles and can present your case to an insurance claims adjuster on your behalf. Our team has helped more than 5,000 clients obtain more than a collective $300 million in settlements and verdicts and is here to help you pursue compensation for your accident.   Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation today. If you cannot travel, we will come to you.

Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents

Our Victorville personal injury lawyers have determined that most rideshare collisions generally involve some combination of the following: 

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

 

Who May be Liable for My Injuries?

While many victims may expect us to immediately sue the rideshare companies themselves, the companies will rarely be the responsible party in a collision. This is because rideshare drivers are independent contractors, meaning that the rideshare company is generally not responsible for their conduct while transporting customers.  If you’re involved in a crash with a rideshare driver and you believe that the driver is at faultcall us as soon as possibleWe 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.   The insurance issues can be complex, so it is best to engage an attorney to help you navigate them.

Compensation for a Rideshare Vehicle Accident in Victorville

If you were injured in a collision involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, then you should contact our experienced personal injury attorneys as soon as possible before vital evidence fades.   Through a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for your: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages 
  • Loss of future earning potential 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Disability 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Reduced quality of life 

 

Award-Winning Personal Injury Lawyers

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, call us to set up a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. Our legal team will assess your case and advise you as to the best path forward in pursuing your claim.    Whether we are up against major insurance companies in settlement negotiations or in court pursuing your right to compensation, we are here for you. If you are unable to travel, we will come to you. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review today.