Lyft or Uber Accident in Los Angeles: The Top Reasons to Get a Lawyer

Cars, including many rideshare vehicles, in Los Angeles traffic.

In a city like Los Angeles where ridesharing apps such as Lyft and Uber are extremely popular, getting into an accident as a rideshare passenger is becoming more and more common. In these situations, the passenger in the rideshare vehicle during the time of the accident can sustain injuries that can sometimes be quite serious. To recover compensation for their damages, the passenger can file a claim against the driver that caused the accident. In the unfortunate case that you are a rideshare passenger in an Lyft or Uber accident, one thing you should strongly consider is securing the help of an experienced lawyer. 

In this article, our team at Golian Law Group in Los Angeles covers some of the biggest benefits of getting a lawyer if you are in a Lyft or Uber accident. As a law firm with tremendous experience successfully representing our clients across Los Angeles in these cases, we use our unique vantage point to shed light on this topic. 

1. Adept At Negotiating with Insurance Companies to Get Clients the Maximum Settlement

In addition to having years of training, a qualified lawyer has many years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and using effective tactics to ensure that a client recovers all of their damages. At Golian Law Group, not only do we possess years of experience with insurance companies, but more specifically, with large insurance companies that insure massive companies such as Uber and Lyft. If it is deemed that the Uber driver was responsible for the accident, the insurance company will likely try to give you a low settlement. By having a lawyer like Golian Law Group by your side, you will know not to settle until we get you the maximum settlement amount that covers all of your damages. Damages can include medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation, loss of income (due to inability to work), and emotional pain and suffering. 

2. Less Stress and More Time for Recovery Following the Accident

Unfortunately, the truth is that navigating a claim after a Uber or Lyft accident can take up a lot of time—in addition to already having loads of stress following the collision. You have to organize and maintain a wide range of documents (e.g. medical treatment paperwork, police reports, claim information), as well as spend hours on the phone with insurance companies. Having an experienced lawyer on your side will relieve you of this burden so that you can focus exclusively on making a full recovery. 

3. No Fees Until You Win

At Golian Law Group, we take rideshare accidents on a contingency basis. As mentioned by the American Bar Association about contingency fees:

“If you win the case, the lawyer’s fee comes out of the money awarded to you. If you lose, neither you nor the lawyer will get any money, but you will not be required to pay your attorney for the work done on the case.”

In other words, you do not pay a single penny out of your pocket until we win your case. You get all the benefits of having a lawyer by your side throughout the case without having to pay anything upfront. In an effort to ensure transparency, we always recommend discussing the contingency terms with your lawyer. 

Final Thoughts

Getting into a Lyft or Uber accident as a rideshare passenger is not only stressful, but often results in injuries that affect peoples’ day-to-day lives, as well as their ability to work and make income. While filing a case on your own is certainly possible, there are many benefits to hiring a lawyer if you are ever a passenger in a Uber or Lyft Accident—some of which we have covered in this article. If you need a rideshare accident lawyer in Los Angeles, you can trust Golian Law Group to go above and beyond to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. For a free, no-strings-attached consultation, call our friendly team today at (310) 801-3028. 

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