INJURED IN A RIDESHARE ACCIDENT?
DON’T BATTLE THE INSURANCE COMPANies ALONE. OUR RIDESHARE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU GET THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
More people than ever before are using Uber and Lyft ride sharing services as a way to get around, and with this increase in patronage comes more frequent rideshare accidents. Rideshare accident injury cases can be complicated to navigate on your own because they may involve multiple parties with many different insurance companies. Whether you were the rideshare driver, a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, or you were hit by an Uber or Lyft rideshare driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring an experienced rideshare accident attorney from The Darwish Law Firm can help ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
TYPES OF Rideshare accidents
There are four main types of rideshare accidents including:
- Passenger: You were injured while riding in a rideshare vehicle driven by a contractor.
- Driver: You were injured while working as a rideshare vehicle contractor and carrying, picking up or dropping off your riders.
- Third Party with Active Driver: You were hit by an active rideshare driver, but you weren’t using a rideshare service yourself.
- Third Party with Inactive Driver: You were hit by an inactive rideshare driver, but you weren’t using a rideshare service yourself.
Our rideshare accident lawyers are experienced in all types of rideshare injury accident claims and we can evaluate your case at no cost.
COMMON CAUSES OF UBER & LYFT ACCIDENTS
Rideshare drivers are often navigating in areas unknown to them, and may spend more time distracted by looking at their phone or GPS screen for directions.
Rideshare drivers often rely on the quantity of patrons served in order to make their money. Some drivers may neglect traffic laws in their hurry to get you where you are going as quickly as possible and maximize the amount of rides they complete.
Rideshare drivers may also sometimes work long or late hours in order to make money, resulting in dangerous drowsy driving conditions.
With constantly rotating new people in their vehicle, there is the potential for the rideshare driver to become distracted. Drivers often feel pressured to have conversations with their riders to maintain positive ratings in the Uber or Lyft app and this can take their focus away from the road.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN
IN A rideshare ACCIDENT
If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident, it is first important to remain calm and focused. Calling the police in order to file a report and contact emergency services if needed should be your next step. Once it is safe to exit the vehicle, you should exchange insurance information, contact information, and vehicle information with everyone involved in the rideshare accident, as well as getting the contact information for any witnesses. Remember, when you are speaking to police officers and anyone else on the scene, you should never admit fault or suggest you were at fault or partially at fault for the accident.
While at the scene, it is important for you to document everything you can, while staying safe. Taking photographs of any vehicles involved, the scene of the accident and the surrounding area, and any injuries you might have sustained as a result of the accident can be crucial to supporting your rideshare accident injury case.
Once you are in a safe place, it is a good idea to write down the details of the accident. Try to recall the facts and circumstances that led to the rideshare accident and any details of what occurred afterwards.
If you have been injured, time is of the essence, so you should seek immediate medical attention and care. Appropriate medical care will allow you to get the treatment needed in order to recover as well as help validate your rideshare accident injury claim.
GETTING MEDICAL CARE AND TREATMENT
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, it is important to seek medical care right away, even if the injuries seem minor at the time. Car accidents can cause serious injuries that may not be apparent at the time of the accident. Obtaining treatment from a respected medical care provider can help you start healing and will also be useful in validating your rideshare accident injury claim. The Darwish Law Firm can advise you of trusted doctors if you are unsure where to obtain the appropriate medical care. Our rideshare accident attorneys will take the necessary steps to ensure that you get the treatment you need to start healing, and if you do not have health insurance, we can help you get the medical care you deserve.
WHAT IF I AM BEING BLAMED FOR THE ACCIDENT?
California is a comparative fault state, meaning that you may still be entitled to some amount of compensation even if you played a role in causing the accident. Even if you are 99% at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages owed to you. The amount of compensation you receive will be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of liability for the accident under this law. Our experienced rideshare accident lawyers at The Darwish Law Firm will work hard to make sure the liability is apportioned correctly so you receive the compensation you deserve.
OUR GUARANTEE: IF YOU DON’T WIN, YOU DON’T OWE US ANYTHING
If you don’t win and recover money for your rideshare accident case, you don’t owe us anything. We guarantee it. This is called “working on contingency.”
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You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Take the first step towards your recovery and compensation by calling The Darwish Law Firm at (424) 369-5353. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you!