Rideshare Accident Lawyer

    If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a rideshare accident, the personal injury attorneys at Golian Law Group can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at (310) 801-3028 to schedule your free consultation today.  

    Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular over the past few years. A lot more people utilize rideshare services as their primary means of commuting to and from work. Even car owners use the service frequently just for convenience sake.

    Sadly, along with the growth of companies such as Uber and Lyft came the increase in rideshare accidents that have led to many severe injuries and fatalities. According to a study by the University of Chicago on the effect of ride-hailing services on fatal traffic accidents, the advent of ridesharing services has led to a 3% increase in overall car accident fatalities.

    The study revealed that Uber vehicles were involved in 97 fatal crashes between 2017 and 2018 – leading to 107 deaths: 21% of which were riders, another 21% drivers, and the remaining 58% were third-party drivers or passengers.

    The study implies an increased likelihood of getting involved in a severe or fatal accident regardless of the category you fall under – rideshare driver, passenger, or the third party.

    What Makes Rideshare Accidents Different from Other Auto Accident Cases?

    Technically, the rules are the same as that of a regular car crash if you have been involved in a rideshare accident. However, the one significant difference between the two instances would be the policy limits for each kind of driver.

    In a traditional auto accident, the driver’s insurance coverage might be minimal, and this can essentially limit the compensation you can receive if you get injured in an accident. On the other hand, multi-billion-dollar companies like Uber and Lyft typically carry $1 million in policy limits, and this means that you have a chance of receiving a much higher compensation if you sustain injuries from a rideshare car crash.

    Determining Fault in a Rideshare Accident Case in California

    If your rideshare driver gets into an accident with you in the vehicle, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries and damages. Knowing who to hold responsible for your rideshare accident injury is crucial to your chance of getting compensated and the extent to which you receive compensation.

    That said, in determining the liability for a Lyft or Uber accident case in California, it is essential to know that the person whose negligence led to the accident is usually held liable. The rule also applies if the accident involves two drivers – the negligent driver would be at fault if the other driver gets injured.

    Negligence could mean causing an accident due to running a stop sign, driving above the speed limit, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) or, texting while driving. Depending on who is responsible for the accident, you will have a claim against them and any insurance company covering them at the time of the accident (including the rideshare policy of an Uber or Lyft driver is at fault).

    What to do if You’ve Sustained Injury from a Rideshare Accident

    Whether you’re a passenger, pedestrian, or in another vehicle, every step you take after being injured from a rideshare accident matters, as this can have an impact on your health and your ability to receive the compensation you deserve. You should do the following if you have been involved in a rideshare crash and gotten injured:

    • Get medical help, if needed, by calling 911
    • Get the contact information of the rideshare driver
    • Obtain detailed information about the accident from eyewitnesses as well as their contact information
    • Document the accident by taking photographs of your Injury and the vicinity at which the accident took place
    • Hire a personal injury attorney.

    Choose the Right Los Angeles Rideshare Accident Lawyer

    Trying to sort things out all on your own after being involved in an Uber or Lyft crash may not be as simple as you imagine. The wise thing to do after the accident would be to immediately talk to a Los Angeles rideshare accident attorney before anyone else, as this can protect your personal injury claim against the other party’s insurance company.

    Hiring an experienced rideshare accident attorney in LA means that you will have someone who knows about the laws guiding auto accident claims and would stay on your side fighting to provide the best outcome possible from your case.

    The lawyers at Golian Law Group will go above and beyond to hold the liable parties accountable for your injuries and ensure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve. The compensation you may be entitled to receive can cover but is not limited to medical bills for physical injuries, medical treatment (including any that you may receive in the future relating to the accident), and wage reimbursement. If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries from a rideshare accident, don’t delay in reaching out to Golian Law Group for help. We will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Call us today at (310) 801-3028.

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