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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.

Police Report

2. Police Report

Have the police complete a full report including injuries and damages of all parties.

Get the Driver's Information

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.

Find Witnessess

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.

Take Pictures

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.

Make a Medical Appointment

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.

Seek Legal Assistance

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.

Request Your FREE Accident Consultation Today

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.

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Common Injuries from Uber and Lyft Accidents

  • Neck Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Whiplash
  • Burns
  • Joint Damage

Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents

  • Speeding
  • Distracted Driving
  • Intoxicated Driving
  • Fatigue
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Weather Conditions

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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