If you have been in a California Uber accident, it is necessary to understand your rights. Rideshare accidents fall under different insurance rules than other motor vehicle accidents, so it is essential to consult an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident attorney at J&Y Law.
When you meet with us, we will explore all your legal options, whether that means pursuing a personal injury claim against Uber, the Uber driver, or another motorist. Once we discover the cause of the accident, we will work to hold the responsible party accountable and get you meaningful compensation. Contact us today to schedule your initial no-cost consultation.
What is Uber and How Common is An Accident in Los Angeles?
Uber is the leading ridesharing service company in California and around the country. Passengers are connected with rideshares through a smartphone app, taken directly to their destination, and charged through a credit card stored in Uber’s system. Uber offers residents and visitors to the state a convenient way to travel and avoid the hassle of dealing with other forms of public transportation. But this convenience comes with a heavy price: Uber accidents are becoming increasingly common.
Passenger Rights in a California Uber Accident
Understanding your rights as an Uber passenger can be tricky. California law requires Uber and its drivers to carry specific types and amounts of insurance. Determining liability is complicated. If the app is off, the Uber driver’s motor vehicle insurance will be the primary source of coverage. The driver must carry more than the state minimum of liability insurance when the app is on and they have not connected with a passenger.
When the Uber driver is transporting a passenger, however, Uber must provide a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance, which will be the primary source of coverage for damages. If you were injured while traveling as an Uber passenger, trust J&Y Law to protect your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Uber Driver’s Rights After an Accident
The same insurance rules apply to Uber drivers injured in an accident. At the same time, California is a fault car accident state. That means you must be able to prove the other driver’s negligence to have a successful claim. Moreover, comparative negligence applies to rideshare accident cases.
That means that if you, as an Uber driver, are found to be partially at fault for the collision, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you. For example, if the other driver ran a red light and is 80 percent liable, but you made an improper turn and are 20 percent at fault, the damages awarded to you will be reduced by 20 percent. You can depend on our Uber accident attorney to help you avoid liability and get you just compensation.
Third-Party Rights in Los Angeles
If you were the other driver injured in a collision with an Uber driver or involved in a pedestrian accident, Uber and the Uber driver may be held liable. Determining who is at fault and recovering damages takes a skilled Los Angeles Uber accident attorney. That’s where J&Y Law comes in. Once you become our client, an attorney who understands the complicated insurance rules governing Uber accidents will handle your case and fight hard for every dollar you deserve.
How J&Y Law Can Help
Let our legal team handle all the details of your claim, such as:
- Investigating the site of the Uber accident
- Obtaining and reviewing the police report
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Collecting medical records to support your claims
- Negotiating a fair and just settlement with the insurance companies
Above all, we will demand full payment of your claim. If the insurer refuses to make a reasonable offer, we will take them to court to achieve the best possible outcome.
Uber Accident Damages We Will Fight For
The Uber accident attorneys at J&Y Law know that recovering from an injury while dealing with mounting medical expenses can be overwhelming. Our team will fight to help you obtain the medical and financial resources you need and deserve. Because we understand the challenges facing you, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win damages for you, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of rehabilitative care
- Lost income (present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a loved one suffered fatal injuries in an Uber accident, we will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be awarded compensation for final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the loss of financial support and guidance your loved one would have provided. No amount of money can replace a life, but you deserve compensation that will bring you justice and secure your financial future.
Contact An Experienced Los Angeles, California Uber Accident Attorney Today!
Uber accident cases are complicated. Whether you were traveling as a passenger, driving for Uber, or involved in a third-party accident, it takes a skilled Uber accident attorney to protect your rights. At J&Y Law, we have the skills and experience to hold Uber, its drivers, and other negligent parties accountable. We are well aware of the tactics insurance companies use to deny claims or pay as little as possible to settle and know how to fight back. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can start working on your Uber accident claim.
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