UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER LOS ANGELES

Uber Accidents/ Lyft Accidents

Because Uber drivers are human, mistakes are bound to happen and or happen to them. When accidents happen that involve Uber, multiple different insurance companies may become involved, making the situation a bit more complicated than normal. Point Law Group’s personal injury lawyers have experience in helping numerous clients and will help navigate you through the ins and outs of this situation. 

We will handle:

  • The assessment of the value of your case
  • Handle an investigation into the accident. 
  • Interview any witnesses and gather evidence 
  • Get maximum compensation by negotiating with the insurance companies
  • Hire experts or specialists when needed

UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER LOS ANGELES

Top Causes of Los Angeles Accidents from Uber and Lyft

The top causes of Uber accidents in Los Angeles are:

Driver Error

  • To become a Lyft or Uber driver, you do not have to undergo any special training and are just as likely to make mistakes as the rest of us. They can become distracted which can result in an accident. Texting, talking, changing the music, etc. All of these and more can contribute to driver error which may result in an accident.

Third-Party Driver Error

  • Accidents happen, even when a driver doesn’t make a mistake, someone else driving another vehicle could. When this happens, the third party driver’s insurance has to pay for damages incurred. If their insurance doesn’t cover all of the damages then the company that the rideshare driver works for will cover the rest. 

Negligent Vehicle Maintenance

  • When a rideshare driver does not properly maintain their vehicle, this falls under driver negligence which can cause an accident in transit. This is because unlike taxi services who regularly inspect the vehicles, Lyft and Uber don’t inspect vehicles that their employees drive. 

Dangerous Road Conditions 

  • There can be obstacles and other dangerous conditions that can cause accidents. Some of which are potholes, traffic lights that malfunction, missing guardrails, or a badly designed intersection. This is negligence on the part of the city and the state because they are responsible for the maintenance. 

Rideshare Company Negligence

  • These companies usually get themselves off the hook in the event one of their drivers gets into an accident. They do this by hiring drivers as independent contractors as opposed to classifying them as employees, and this usually keeps them free of liability. However, for example, if a proper background check wasn’t performed for one of their drivers who got into an accident, then the company can be found negligent and be held accountable. 

Common Rideshare Accident Injuries

When you’re in a car accident you may sustain injuries that may not present themselves at first. It’s always best to go to a doctor and get checked out to ensure that you’re taken care of. A uber accident attorney Los Angeles like those at Point Law Group can help ensure you get the medical care that you need. Some common injuries resulting from a rideshare accident include but are not limited to:

  • Chest injuries
  • Emotional injuries (like PTSD)
  • Rib fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Leg and knee injuries 
  • Whiplash or other neck injuries
  • Scrapes, cuts, or other lacerations
  • Bruising
  • Fractured skull 
  • Severed limbs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

Is the Rideshare Company(Uber/Lyft)  Liable?

The rideshare company can be held liable if they were in a reasonable position to prevent a dangerous driver from working for them. Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber both have very large insurance that go towards crashes involving one of their drivers in transit when they have passengers. As an injured passenger, their insurance should cover you regardless of fault in the collision. However if their policy doesn’t cover you, you may need to take other steps in order to get compensation for any damages you incurred. 

How Does Uber Address Rideshare Accidents?

Uber addresses the problems posed by rideshare accidents by doing their best to be covered when one happens. Insurance is mandatory for every Uber driver, and their liability insurance must meet the minimum or more for what is required by California. This means that bodily injury liability must be at least $15k/ person, 30k/ accident, and at least $5k in property damage coverage. 

On top of this Uber has insurance of their own, which covers $100k/ accident if the driver is waiting to pick someone up, and after accepting a ride up to $1 million can be utilized.

Uber asks the passengers to report the crash once one has taken place, via the app or by contacting their customer service. A representative will be assigned to research the accident and review the claim to see if any compensation is eligible, then Uber’s insurance company may offer a settlement that they deem appropriate.

Statute of Limitations on Uber & Lyft Accidents in California

You have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim, after that the statute of limitations is up and you can no longer pursue legal action. 

What is My Los Angeles Uber Accident Case Worth?

How much your case is worth will heavily depend on the variables involved and any injuries sustained must be proved that they were a result of the accident. It’s best to talk to an uber accident attorney Los Angeles, or a lyft accident lawyer Los Angeles. Point Law Group is available for a free consultation at (310) 560 – 0606. They are the best and will be able to tell you how much you are entitled to and will help you get it. 

How Do I Prove Negligence After an Uber Accident in California?

You must be able to prove that the other party was negligent. This is done by gathering as much information and evidence at the scene that you can at the time of the accident, filing a police report, collecting witness statements, and more. An investigation is then conducted and all of the available information will be taken into account, evaluated, and a decision will be made on who is responsible. 

Who is Responsible in an Uber Accident?

When people get hired at Uber as drivers, they are hired as independent contractors making the company not responsible for any negligence that their employees may have done, limiting any liability they may have had regarding their employee who was in an accident. 

  • If for some reason the uber driver wasn’t logged into their app, their personal insurance must suffice. 
  • If the driver gets into an accident while waiting for a ride request, Uber will cover $50k/ person or $100k for every incident of bodily injury liability coverage as well as $30k worth of any property damages. 
  • $1 million in coverage is provided if an accident occurs while passengers are traveling in an Uber. 

Point Law Group’s Uber Accident Lawyers are Able to Help If you are involved in an Uber Accident in Los Angeles

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident having to do with a rideshare service, time is of the essence. Call Point Law Group for your free consultation at (310) 560 – 0606 or click here. 

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I was in a recent auto accident and thank goodness I found Point Law Group. I contacted them and they responded immediately, answered all my questions, and started to take care of all my needs. Very professional staff and attorneys, hope you don’t need them, but if you do, call them right away! Thank you Point Law!

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Troy Mueller joined my case at the request of one of his fellow attorneys. Ultimately Troy handled the case to and through its resolution. I have had decades of experience working alongside attorneys, and I was fortunate to have received Troy’s very dedicated and talented representation in this case. Troy’s representation was aggressive, responsive and most importantly effective. Troy earned my complete trust and thus my highest recommendation. During the lengthy legal processes, Troy was optimistic, smiling and pleasant to work with. Troy’s advocacy was flawless. Unlike others I have worked with Troy sought my input at the proper times and frequently used same to benefit the case. Troy was fearless throughout, and brought the case to a successful and meaningful conclusion.

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Some cases do not settle. But if you are represented by Point Law Group, LLP, then you are represented by a firm that is capable of fighting for you all the way to the end. We have experience in trials before juries, judges, and arbitrators. Point Law Group, LLP’s clients can rest assured knowing that, if needed, they have counsel that is prepared to litigate that matter to its conclusion.

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