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Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber is a popular rideshare service in California because of its affordability and convenience. Regardless of whether you’re a pedestrian, third-party driver, or a passenger, an accident involving an Uber vehicle can result in serious injuries and damages. If you were involved in a rideshare accident, contacting an Uber accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers can help you recover the compensation you deserve for the negligent actions of another driver.

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How Can An Uber Accident Attorney Help?

In Uber accident cases, complex insurance issues apply. These cases can often be difficult for accident victims to handle alone without the help of an experienced attorney. When you hire an Uber accident attorney at Child & Jackson, they will handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Conduct an in-depth accident investigation
  • Gather and analyze evidence
  • Assess the value of your claim
  • Consult with experts to prove your case
  • File paperwork
  • Handle all interactions with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf, if necessary
At Child & Jackson, our Uber accident lawyers will do everything possible to help you recover the fair settlement you deserve for an accident that was not your fault.  Rideshare accidents can be complex. The laws are always changing and several parties may be involved.

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys can handle all interactions with Uber and the insurance companies effectively, allowing you to focus on your recovery and moving on with your life.

Consulting with Experts

Your Lyft accident lawyer may consult with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, forensic accountants, or other professionals to provide expert testimony regarding liability.

How Does the Driving Period Affect Rideshare Liability?

Lyft drivers operate within different driving periods depending on their activity in the Lyft app. Rideshare driving periods dictate the level of insurance coverage provided by Lyft and how liability is assigned in the event of an accident.

The App is Off

If the app is off, the rideshare driver’s auto insurance will come into play,

The App is On But there is No Passenger

If the Uber driver has no passenger but the app is on, Uber’s limited liability coverage of $100, 000 per accident and $50,000 per passenger will apply.

Rideshare Driver is Transporting a Passenger

If the rideshare driver is en route to pick up a passenger or they are transporting a passenger, Uber’s $1 million liability coverage is in effect.

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What Types of Damages Are Available?

The types of economic and non-economic damages available depend heavily on the circumstances of your case. 

After a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
And more.
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life

How Much is My Case Worth?

The value of your claim will depend on a variety of factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you are forced to change careers due to your injuries
  • Whether you’re able to return to work at all
  • Future medical care needs
  • Whether you were partially at fault for the accident
  • How your injuries have impacted your life

While insurance is always an issue in car accident claims, the issue can become much more complex when a rideshare company is involved. Since the drivers are considered independent contractors, determining liability can be difficult.

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our Uber accident lawyers have extensive experience handling rideshare accident claims and know how to investigate this type of claim to determine which insurance provider will be held financially responsible for your accident-related losses. 

Can I Still Recover Compensation if I’m Partially to Blame for the Rideshare Accident?

In California, you can still recover compensation for your accident-related losses even if you’re 99% at fault. However, the compensation you recover will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Uber Accidents?

In California, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for your accident-related losses. The failure to meet this important deadline means that your case will be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation. When you hire an Uber accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, you can feel confident that your attorney will file your lawsuit correctly and within the statute of limitations.

What Are Common Uber Accident Injuries?

At our firm our attorneys have handled many rideshare accidents over the years. Our attorneys know that an Uber accident can result in minor to life-changing injuries, including:

  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries

Your Uber accident lawyer will work closely with your treating physicians and other experts to determine the cost of future medical care to ensure you’re taken care of now and in the future.

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our Uber accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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