Experienced Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyers
At E&L, LLP, our Uber, and Lyft accident attorneys in know the popularity of rideshare services has led to many of our residents counting on this form of transportation for many reasons. Whether your car is in the shop, if you simply do not want to worry about parking, or if you are going to have a drink or two, Uber and Lyft have created an invaluable service for our California residents.
Our Los Angeles County traffic collision attorneys also know that just because these drivers are being paid for their services does not mean they are immune to negligence that causes motor vehicle accidents with injuries.
The question becomes, if you are involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, or are in one of these vehicles when the collision occurs, who is responsible for the damages? The driver? Uber? Lyft? You?
Our senior Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyers have been nominated as Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys — that means 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys do not qualify. We live up to that reputation by pursuing the best outcome available for our injured clients, so they can focus on moving forward with their lives with confidence.
When Is the Uber or Lyft Driver Responsible for a Collision ?
An Uber or Lyft driver is just another driver unless they are in “driver” mode when the accident occurs.
This means the driver must be logged onto the app of their employer, and physically engaged in employment, which could mean picking up or dropping off riders at the time of the collision.
If they are not employed at the time of the crash but were negligent in the collision’s occurrence, their personal injury coverage will be responsible for the damages.
The next scenario is the driver being logged into the Lyft or Uber app, but not yet accepted the rider’s request. If that is true, either company’s limited liability coverage will be responsible for the injuries, including:
- Liability for Property Damage: $50,000
- Liability Per Person Injured: $50,000
- Total Injury Liability Per Accident: $100,000
When the Lyft or Uber driver is physically working, which means they have accepted the rider’s request – even if the driver has not picked the individual or party up yet the driver is officially on the clock, which makes their employer’s insurance applicable during a collision up to $1 million in coverage.
Accidents with Uber and Lyft drivers have so many moving parts, it is difficult to pursue these collisions and insurance companies on your own. That is where our Lyft and Uber accident attorneys can help you pursue results.
Uber and Lyft Accidents Can Cause Significant Injuries and Wrongful Death
At E&L, LLP, our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys know these collisions can be equally as dangerous as any other time of car accident.
When negligence is a factor in your collision, the driver must be held liable for all the short- and long-term expenses that are associated with the crash, including:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future loss of quality of life
- Other non-economic and economic damages
Your unique injuries will dictate the financial compensation package we pursue on your behalf. While all personal injuries are different and require varying levels of care, our committed Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will evaluate your unique case to ensure no detail is left to chance, so together we are pursuing the best outcome available for your unique needs.
Contact Our Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys for a Free Legal Consultation Today
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, whether you were a passenger or another driver who was hit by the negligent driver, or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal Uber or Lyft accident, contact our skilled Lyft and Uber accident attorneys at (213) 213-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation today. If our experienced personal injury lawyers do not win your case, you do not pay our attorney fees.
You don’t pay until we win! That’s our guarantee.