Rideshare services may be more convenient and cheaper than traditional taxis, but that doesn’t mean they’re safer. Uber and Lyft drivers can make the same errors and violate the same safety laws that cause taxi accidents. When these accidents happen, victims can experience the same severe injuries associated with regular auto collisions.
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you’re probably shocked at how high your medical bills are and frustrated with the painful injury you’ve sustained. Fortunately, a California personal injury lawyer from Triumph Law can seek compensation for your bills, pain, and any other losses you’ve endured.
Filing an Insurance Claim After an Uber Accident in California
Whether you’re pursuing compensation for a Lyft or Uber accident, you’ll need an attorney to help you navigate the claims process. A rideshare accident lawyer in California can investigate the collision you were hurt in, collect invaluable evidence, and file a claim with the rideshare company’s insurance provider.
It’s important for you to understand that both rideshare companies have insurance policy limits. The limit for how much money you can recover from a claim depends on the details of your collision. Uber and Lyft’s insurance has policy limits in the following scenarios:
The Driver Was Logged into the App But Not in the Middle of a Ride
If you collided with an Uber or Lyft driver who was working but not giving someone a ride, the following insurance policy limits will apply to your claim:
- $50,000 limit on bodily injury compensation per person involved in the collision
- $100,000 limit on bodily injury compensation per collision
- $30,000 limit on property damage compensation per collision
The Driver Had Accepted or Was Giving a Ride
If you were involved in a crash caused by a Lyft or Uber driver who was on their way to pick up a customer or in the middle of giving a ride, the policy limits will be different. In these scenarios, the following forms of compensation will be available:
- $1 million in commercial auto insurance coverage
- $1 million in uninsured motorist coverage
Negotiating a Rideshare Accident Insurance Settlement
Before we send a demand letter to Lyft or Uber’s insurance carrier, we’ll identify all of the financial losses and other setbacks you’ve experienced due to the collision. Once we understand how the accident has changed your life, we’ll know how much you should receive from a claim.
Although Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies have impressive coverage for injured claimants, it doesn’t necessarily mean their provider will be immediately willing to offer a fair settlement. You’ll need a California rideshare accident attorney from our firm to negotiate an offer that covers your medical expenses and meets your unique needs.
Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience securing impressive settlements for auto accident victims, and we have the case results to prove it. Schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today and find out how we can obtain a high-value settlement for you.
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Compensation You Could Receive from a Rideshare Accident Lawsuit
If the insurance provider fails to cooperate with our requests and refuses to offer ample payment, we’ll probably advise you to file a lawsuit. Your rideshare accident attorney can submit your suit, represent you in court, and demand that you’re awarded the money you deserve.
If your lawsuit is successful, you could receive any of the following damages.
- Medical expenses
- Out-of-pocket medical costs
- Vehicle repair and property damage expenses
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability benefits
- Reduced quality of life
While there are limits to the amount of money you can receive from a rideshare accident insurance claim, the state of California puts no limit on the amount of compensation you can obtain from a lawsuit. No matter how much you’re owed, we can fight for the triumphant verdict you need to restore your health and finances.
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What to Do After a Rideshare Accident in California
If you’ve been injured in a crash caused by a rideshare driver, there are a few important steps to take. Taking the following measures can help you protect your health and your right to fair compensation:
Seek Medical Attention
Your health is the most important aspect of this situation. If your injuries prevent you from completing the following steps, don’t worry. Call emergency services and wait for an ambulance to come. An attorney can take care of your accident investigation and claim once you’ve been treated.
Collect Information and Evidence
If your injuries aren’t too severe or painful, there are a few important pieces of information you can collect to help your attorney and your case. First, call the police and give them a brief statement. Remember, don’t accept blame or provide anything other than simple facts.
Next, you’ll want to exchange insurance and contact information with the driver. Once you have their information, take photos of your injuries and the collision scene, including vehicle damage.
You should also speak to anyone nearby who may have seen the accident happen. Ask witnesses if they would feel comfortable providing testimony for your case, and take down their phone numbers.
Contact an Attorney ASAP
Once you’ve sought medical attention and documented the accident, you should hire a lawyer as soon as you can. California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1 gives car accident victims two years to file a lawsuit from the date of the collision. Ignoring the filing deadline could prevent you from receiving the life-saving compensation you’re entitled to.
Signing on with an attorney soon will ensure that your suit is submitted on time. A California rideshare accident attorney from our firm can also help you schedule appointments and get the high-quality medical care you need to regain your health.
Ask Our Team to Help Coordinate Your Medical Care
We know how difficult it can be to get the right medical treatments when you need them, especially when you’re dealing with pain and exhaustion from a serious injury. We want to help our clients make a full recovery from their injuries, which is why we’re willing to help you find the medical appointments you need.
We’ll use our relationships with local care facilities, hospitals, and physicians to get you the proper medical care ASAP. If you’re unsure whether or not your current health insurance policy will cover a procedure or prescription, we can communicate with them to find out.
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The success of your claim or lawsuit is incredibly important. Your ability to access fair compensation will likely determine whether you’re able to recuperate from your injuries, support yourself financially, and deal with other impacts of the collision in the future.
Contact the team at Triumph Law today to make sure you get the money you need to live a better and healthier life. An experienced California rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can travel to your location to discuss your accident and let you know if you’re eligible to file a claim. We look forward to representing you and fighting for your triumphant victory!
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