La Habra Uber, Lyft, Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Rideshare companies car owners with people who need a lift. Over the past decade, rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber have transformed transportation in California. Whereas you once needed to take a bus or wait for a taxi, you can now use your smartphone to request and pay for a ride anywhere you want.

Rideshare vehicles are like taxis in one respect, though: they get into accidents. And many people are badly hurt in a crash, either as an Uber passenger or the driver of another car struck by a rideshare vehicle. To learn more about your right to sue, call Heidari Law Group today to schedule a consultation.

What Causes Rideshare Accidents?

Typically, these accidents are caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal passing
  • Failure to yield
  • Impaired driving
  • Reckless driving

At root, reckless and dangerous drivers are behind most rideshare accidents. They do not respect other people’s safety and endanger their lives.

Who Is At Fault for a Rideshare Accident?

Most crashes involve Ubers or Lyfts and other motor vehicles on the road. The driver of either vehicle could be at fault. We need to analyze what happened in the build up to the collision:

If you are a Lyft or Uber passenger, then most accidents are caused by either your driver or another motorist on the road.

If you are driving a car struck by a Lyft, then the other driver is probably at fault. However, they might blame you, too.

An investigation can help determine fault, which matters for purposes of insurance. Our lawyers begin a case by reviewing the police report and any pictures you have taken. We might also need to visit the scene or interview witnesses to fully understand what caused this accident.

Can I Receive Compensation in a Rideshare Accident?

Yes. Rideshare drivers are required by law to carry insurance. The amount of insurance will depend on whether the driver was logged onto the app and whether he or she had accepted a ride when they hit you. More insurance is available if they had a passenger in the car or had accepted a ride.

If you were an Uber or Lyft passenger, you can sue the driver who caused the wreck. This might be your rideshare driver or someone else driving a car. You make a claim on their insurance policy. Uber and Lyft have policies worth $1 million, which is ample coverage for car wrecks. Their insurance will also step in if the other driver is uninsured or lacks sufficient insurance.

What Should I Do after a Crash?

We recommend taking the same steps you would following any other crash:

  • Call the police to come to the accident scene.
  • Obtain the names and insurance information for all drivers involved in the wreck.
  • Take pictures of damage to all vehicles and any debris field.
  • Go to the hospital as soon as possible to have your injuries treated.

Can a Lawyer Help with a Claim?

Yes. Many of our clients are badly hurt in rideshare collisions. They are focusing full time on getting better and trying to manage their pain. The last thing they need is to spend hours completing endless paperwork and arguing with insurance adjusters about fault.

Rideshare companies might have generous insurance policies, but they are not eager to pay out claims. Instead, they might blame you for the accident, especially if you were driving a car that was hit by an Uber or Lyft.

Our team has the experience necessary to negotiate a settlement. We will minimize any fault you are alleged to have committed. We can also bolster your claim of pain and suffering.

Nearby Heidari Law Locations

Uber, Lyft, Rideshare Accident

Heidari Law Group (Buena Park Office)

17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614

tel: (949) 239-1020

fax: (949) 239-1021

Call a La Habra Uber, Lyft, Rideshare Accident Attorney to Review

Rideshare accidents are confusing events, but legal help is available. At Heidari Law, our team can walk you through the process of obtaining compensation. Schedule a free consultation with us for a convenient time in English or Spanish.