UBER AND LYFT ACCIDENTS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS PASADENA, CA.
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Uber and Lyft Accidents
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have quickly become part of daily life. But as convenient as those services may be, they still aren't immune to accidents. When you get injured during a ride, the last thing you should do is reach out to your insurance company. They will do everything possible to minimize your compensation or even throw your case out altogether. We will fight your case to ensure you're protected and receive the compensation you deserve.
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How can a Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan Pasadena Uber Accident Attorney Help?
A negligent driver on duty for the Uber or Lyft rideshare service companies can be held legally liable if Uber or Lyft passengers are hurt or suffer losses as a result of an accident. At Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan, our Pasadena personal injury attorneys work to prove negligence and are committed to protecting the legal rights of injured victims.
The risk of being involved in an Uber or Lyft accident is just as high as it could be if you were driving. Determining liability after an Uber or Lyft accident can be difficult, whether you were a passenger or the other driver.
A GBG Pasadena Uber accident attorney will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests, and make your fight our fight.
We serve Uber and Lyft accident victims throughout Southern California.
Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
What to do After an Uber or Lyft Accident?
1. Call 911 for Help
If you or someone has been injured and needs medical assistance, call for an ambulance. If you are unable to call, ask for help. If you do not have a medical emergency, ask for a police officer to come to the scene.
2. Police Report
Have the police complete a full report including injuries and damages of all parties.
3. Get the Driver's Information
Collect pertinent information such as: name, address, phone numbers, license plate number, license number, insurance company name and policy number.
4. Find Witnessess
Ask anyone who saw the accident to give a statement to the police for an official report. Also collect the witnessess' contact information. This is a very important piece of your case.
5. Take Pictures
Be sure to document the scene and crash with detailed images. Be sure to take photos of the damages, marks on pavement, roadway evidence, road markings and any injuries sustained.
6. Make a Medical Appointment
Within 24 hours of the accident, be sure to visit a medical professional. Injuries may be discovered after the scene, or could be delayed. Therefore, it is important to visit the doctor even if you're not visibly injured or have any current symptoms. This documentation will be important for your insurance company.
7. Seek Legal Assistance
Contact Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan to discuss your case. It is important to pursue legal assistance to pursue your claim and deal with the complexities of insurance providers.
Understanding Insurance in an Uber or Lyft accident
Ridesharing, which has become a part of mainstream personal transportation, is full of benefits, although, as with everything, accidents can occur. The primary difference between using ridesharing companies such as Lyft or Uber versus calling a taxi or car service is that Lyft and Uber drivers are independently contracted and drive their personally insured vehicles. In contrast, taxi cab drivers are driving a company vehicle owned, inspected, and maintained by the company. Pasadena personal injury attorneys recommend treating an accident or collision during the use of rideshare as one would in any other traffic collision. Because the injured party is not driving, nor is it their vehicle, taking photos and obtaining all information from the driver is imperative. Contacting Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan as soon as possible would be wise, as insurance claims with ridesharing services are usually more complex than traffic accidents involving personal vehicles.
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At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Office, we help victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries, To learn more, do not hesitate to contact our team today for immediate legal assistance. We serve Uber and Lyft accident victims throughout Southern California.
Common Injuries from Uber and Lyft Accidents
Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Time Limits for Filing an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim in California
When a passenger is injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, the insurance coverage may depend on what the Uber or Lyft driver was doing at the time of the accident. As with all claims involving accidents where personal injury or damage to personal items has resulted, acting quickly and efficiently is essential. To ensure you don't miss out on any compensation, victims of ride-sharing accidents should contact a Pasadena uber accident attorney as soon as possible.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
Those who operate vehicles for Uber and Lyft do so as independent contractors. If you are injured by an independent contractor for one of these companies, you may file a claim against the rideshare driver.
Employers be held liable for the actions of their employees, but companies are not responsible for the actions of their independent contractors. The driver uses their own equipment (vehicle), makes their own hours, and operates by their own terms. However, both Uber and Lyft carry insurance that covers their drivers while they are logged in and providing prearranged rides.
If you were injured while a passenger in an Uber or Lyft collision, you may claim damages of medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and more. A Pasadena personal injury attorney at Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan will seek the maximum compensation that is available.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uber and Lyft Accidents
We believe it is always prudent to hire an attorney to assist with your case. At GBG we are experienced in rideshare cases, we know the law, and we know how to help put your case on the right track to success. We have handled a multitude of rideshare cases against different companies.
Generally speaking, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain cases where there are exceptions. So, because there are different statutes of limitations for different types of cases, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney so you don’t inadvertently waive your rights!
Getting medical care after an accident is crucial. Many injured people will seek out their own medical care through health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance though, access to medical care can be difficult and expensive. GBG can help connect you with doctors who will treat you even without medical insurance, making access to medical care easy.
The areas of compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical care. This list is not exhaustive and different people will have different types of compensation so it’s important to consult with an attorney to find out what those are for your particular case.
Generally speaking, yes. Passengers are generally covered by the ride-sharing company’s commercial liability policy. If another driver was at-fault, then you will be able to file and claim and possibly recover against the at-fault driver. Distinctions like whether you are waiting for the ride, if you are in the car, or if the rideshare driver has the app turned on, are all factors in liability. It isn’t always straightforward so it is important to contact an attorney who will help you figure out what your rights are.
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