Rideshare companies have become increasingly popular over the past decade. With the large numbers of Uber and Lyft drivers on the road, there has also been a substantial rise in rideshare accidents. If you are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you need an experienced attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
At Levin & Nalbandyan, we represent individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in rideshare accidents throughout Los Angeles. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and will fight for you and your family. If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact our office at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free consultation.
Californians share the road with thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers each day. Car accidents involving rideshare vehicles happen frequently and can cause devastation to everyone involved. If you are involved in a rideshare accident you need to act quickly to protect your rights.
If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident you need to:
Regardless of the type of rideshare accident you are involved in, you should still follow these steps to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Determining liability in a rideshare accident can be challenging without the help of an attorney. An insurance adjuster may try to downplay your injuries or put you at fault for the incident. The best way to determine who can be held legally responsible for your accident and injuries is by consulting with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can investigate your claim to determine who was at fault and how to obtain compensation.
In California, Uber and Lyft drivers are required to carry liability insurance that meets the minimum state requirement. Specifically, they must have at least $50,000 coverage for death or bodily injury to one person, up to $100,000 per incident and $30,000 in property damage.
Uber and Lyft maintain third-party liability insurance for their drivers while they are using the app. Uber and Lyft carry up to $1,000,000 in liability coverage for their drivers when they are either en route to pick up a ride request or have picked up passengers.
Rideshare accidents are different from regular car accidents when it comes to personal injury claims. If you’ve sustained injuries from a rideshare accident, suing for compensation can be tough. First, you must prove who was negligent in the accident to be eligible to file a claim. Second, when filing a claim for damages, you must also prove liability and the extent of your injuries.
Rideshare drivers are required to rely on the company’s liability insurance when they are working. However, many drivers will not file claims because they fear losing their job. Despite the driver not putting in a claim with their company, it’s imperative to protect yourself by pursuing a claim.
In many cases, rideshare accidents are due to things that can be avoided. Here are the most common reasons why rideshare accidents happen:
Someone can suffer an injury in an Uber or Lyft accident in the following ways:
Rideshare accident personal injury claims are complicated. Having an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer help you with your claim can increase your chances of a favorable decision. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you have your recovery to worry about. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Were you or a loved one injured in a rideshare accident in Los Angeles? Our lawyers can help you understand your rights and determine whether you have a valid claim for damages against Uber or Lyft. Contact our office today at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you need now.
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