Rideshare services, such as Uber or Lyft, use online platforms to connect passengers with private drivers, typically through a mobile app. In the early stages, many of these services were actually banned as unlicensed taxi companies.
Unlike taxis, which are heavily regulated at the city and county levels, Uber, Lyft and other rideshare services fall under the newly created category of “transportation network companies.” They, therefore, evade much of the strict scrutiny that cab companies receive. We have a comprehensive understanding of the laws that govern Uber and Lyft accident claims in California and we will ensure to guide during the entire process in order to get you 100% healthy and financially compensated for what you went through.
There are many unfortunate reasons why you may be injured in an Uber or Lyft accident including drunk and distracted driving, text messaging, road debris, inexperienced drivers, poor weather conditions, and defective road design to name a few. The consequences can range from soft tissue injuries to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Whether your condition is temporary or permanent, you can suffer significant consequences, such as an inability to work, physical and emotional pain, and economic losses.
Whether you were the driver of the Uber/Lyft, the passenger in an Uber/Lyft or you were in the other car that was hit by an Uber/Lyft, there are very specific laws that protect you. We understand these laws better than anyone else and have had a tremendous amount of success for our clients who were involved in any type of Uber/Lyft accident.
There are specific insurance coverages and policies that may be applicable to you regardless of whether you were a driver or passenger in the accident. It is important that your legal team understands the complexities of these laws and knows how to use them to your benefit.
Our team staff has handled countless Uber/Lyft cases successfully. Even if you are deemed at fault for the accident, we can help you. We love challenging cases and take pride in what we do. We understand the laws that protect you and use those laws to ensure our clients win their case. It is important that you hire the RIGHT law firm with the skills, knowledge and brain power to be able to assist you no matter how difficult or easy your case may be.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, our legal team can allow you to focus on your health and take the burden off your shoulders by providing you with the legal support and expertise you need. Contact us at (888) 804-7858 for a FREE consultation. You are not obligated to hire us and we will provide you with an honest evaluation of your legal matter.
Types of California Uber/Lyft Accident Cases We Handle
We are widely recognized as California’s best Uber/Lyft accident law firm because we have successfully handled a variety of these accident claims. Each case is unique, and it takes experience and finely tuned legal strategies to overcome the hurdles standing between accident victims and a fair settlement.
We are seasoned litigators who assist clients in the following types of Uber/Lyft accident cases:
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Resulting in Catastrophic Injuries
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death
- Uber/Lyft Versus Car
- Uber/Lyft Versus Motorcycle
- Uber/Lyft Versus Bicycle
- Uber/Lyft Versus Truck
- Uber/Lyft Versus Pedestrian
- Drunk Driving Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Hit and Run Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Failure To Yield Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Tire Blowout Uber/Lyft Accidents
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Caused by Defective Road Design
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Caused by Road Hazards
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Caused by Mechanical Malfunctions
- Uber/Lyft Accidents Caused by Overworked Driver
- Single-Vehicle Uber/Lyft Accidents
Duty of Care
It must be proven that the other driver owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care. All motorists on California roads have a duty to drive safely and avoid negligent behavior that would put other people in danger. They breach this duty of care when they:
- Fail to keep their vehicles safe
- Break the speed limit
- Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drive while distracted
- Make illegal turns
- Engage in other illegal or reckless behavior
If any of the above occurred, you have the right to pursue compensation for your present medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, presently lost wages, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and other damages you have incurred as a result of the accident. This remains true even if you were partially at fault. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay you what you deserve, because you don’t know these laws and they take advantage of that. We take pride in what we do and take pride in getting our clients every single penny that is owed to them by law.
We know the strategies used by insurance companies and defendants in Uber/Lyft accident cases to reduce their liability. Insurance adjusters might try to manipulate you into making a recorded statement that can be used against you. They might offer a low settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries. They might review your social media profiles for images that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries. They go as far as hiring private investigators to follow you and video tape your day to day activities in an effort to minimize how much they pay you. You should never speak to the insurance adjuster, even when dealing with your own carrier, and you should not accept a settlement offer, without consulting an experienced Uber/Lyft accident attorney. Countless times our clients have contacted us and we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the original offer.
There are several factors that will determine whether your claim is successful and the worth of your case. Those factors include:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent of medical treatment presently needed and needed in the future
- The cost of the medical bills you have incurred
- The cost of any future medical treatment you will need
- The amount of income you lost due to your injuries
- Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity
- Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury
- The cost of fixing your vehicle
- Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function
Harvard Attorney Representing YOU – Setting Records in the State of California for People JUST LIKE YOU!
What we love most about our line of work is the fact that our clients are able to receive legal representation from the best of the best, regardless of their financial status. In other fields of law, clients are often placed at a legal disadvantage because they cannot afford a highly educated, highly trained and award-winning legal team. At Oakwood Legal Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never pay anything out of pocket unless and until we win your case.
We have handled thousands of accident cases to successful conclusion. Many California auto accident cases are settled without going to court. But when choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation. Our experienced trial attorneys have set records in the entire State of California and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
NOT ALL LAWYERS ARE CREATED EQUAL! GET A HARVARD ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE NOW! Time is of the essence, so please contact our legal team so we can allow you to focus on your health and take the burden off your shoulders by providing you with the legal support and expertise you need. Contact us at 888-804-7858 for a FREE consultation. You are not obligated to hire us and we will provide you with an honest evaluation of your legal matter.
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