California Auto Accident, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys

Uber And Lyft Accident Attorneys In Los Angeles

If you live in Los Angeles and use a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft, you’re not alone. Ridesharing is a popular, hassle-free way to get around town. Passengers don’t have to worry about finding or paying for parking. They don’t have to bother with fueling up. They can just sit back and let someone else deal with traffic.

Passengers also like the transparency of the Uber and Lyft apps. They can rate their drivers and know in advance who is going to pick them up. Ridesharing is so popular in Los Angeles that both Uber and Lyft now offer monthly ridesharing subscriptions here for daily riders.

Ridesharing use is prevalent all over the country, too. While Uber and Lyft don’t typically disclose their actual ridership numbers, estimates say between 24% and 43% of all Americans have used a ridesharing service. Every day, people trust Uber and Lyft drivers to get them to work, appointments, or even a night on the town. Most rides are uneventful, but it’s devastating when one ends in a car accident.

Rideshare Accidents In Los Angeles

There are many factors that impact ridesharing accidents. If you’re injured as a passenger during a rideshare commute, you may be wondering who is responsible. Is it Lyft or Uber? The driver? Both?

Is it possible your driver was under the influence? Were they distracted by their cell phone or another device? Was the other driver at fault? Ridesharing accidents are complex matters. You need an experienced Uber and Lyft attorney to guide you through this.

You may think that you should only contact an attorney for major injuries, but this is not true. In fact, any injury sustained during ridesharing is a reason to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney knowledgeable in Uber and Lyft accidents knows the nuances of ridesharing laws in California. There are many benefits to having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side:

  • Insurance companies may not have your best interests in mind. They will try to settle for the absolute minimum amount possible.
  • The full extent of your injuries may not be known immediately after your accident. You could settle too soon, and not get the full compensation that you deserve.
  • The insurance paperwork may be complicated and confusing. You may be wondering if you should release your medical records.

The days and weeks following an accident are stressful and overwhelming. You trusted your ridesharing driver to take you safely to your destination, but now you are recovering from an injury. You may be missing out on work or school. Your loved ones have likely been impacted by your accident, too. Your injuries could be preventing you from fulfilling your family obligations.

The insurance company may be sending you lengthy or confusing paperwork. You have doctor and therapy appointments to keep track of. You may be overwhelmed, but you don’t have to face this situation alone.

Need Help?

If you sustained personal injuries as the result of a Lyft or Uber accident, contact us anytime, 24/7. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Our firm has successfully handled hundreds of Uber/Lyft cases since the inception of their services. These cases have become one of our largest specialties. Both Uber and Lyft have their own rules regarding the insurance coverage they afford under different circumstances. It is important to have an attorney that can navigate these rules and get you the full compensation you deserve. We represent Uber and Lyft drivers when they are not at fault, those injured in vehicles involved in collisions with at-fault Uber and Lyft drivers, and most frequently, we represent the innocent passengers riding in Uber and Lyft vehicles when they are injured in an accident. Please let us guide you to a fair and equitable settlement if you are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident.

At Freeman & Freeman, LLP, we’ve been representing personal injury clients for over 40 years. It’s not just a part of what we do; it’s all we do. Our firm exclusively deals with personal injury cases and we are committed to getting you the compensation you need and deserve.

As each case has unique circumstances, we offer a free consultation to go over your particular situation. Some accidents may be affected by statutes of limitations, so the sooner we start on your case, the better. Let us deal with the legalities of your case, so you can focus on your recovery.

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