I Was a Passenger in a Lyft Accident or Uber Accident – Now What?
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Uber and Lyft in Orange County and Los Angeles are growing more popular with residents each and every day. If you’ve been involved in an accident, along with the driver of a Lyft or Uber vehicle, you should know that Avrek Law is the best place to turn when you need to speak with an Orange County or Los Angeles Uber and Lyft accidents attorney. When you choose to talk to our legal experts about ride share companies, you’ll find that you’re able to get professional legal advice about liability, as well as other issues that relate to an insurance-involved Lyft or Uber passenger accident claim.
What Are Rideshare Services?
These services are a modern take on the taxi cab, and they provide car and related transportation services (larger vehicles, etc.) to interested parties. However, the setup of these businesses is somewhat similar to the setup of taxi firms, in that they make contracts with their drivers, which give them the power to go get passengers, in the company’s name.
People don’t catch these vehicles as they drive by, like the old days of chasing down a taxi cab. They use their downloaded apps in order to get service from an Uber or Lyft driver. Prices vary depending on demand and location, as well as time of day.
Five Things To Do After Getting Hit by an Uber or Lyft Driver:
- Speak to any witnesses and get their contact information
- Take pictures of the scene, damage to cars, etc.
- Call the police and obtain a police report
- Seek medical attention if necessary
- Contact a Lyft or Uber accident lawyer
If you have been in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering “Can you sue Uber or Lyft?” With regard to this type of accident, you may also be wondering who to file suit against – the driver or the company – and whether or not existing insurance policies will have an impact on the claim that you want to make. Now’s the time to get in touch with a rideshare accident attorney and protect yourself and your legal rights. We’ll help you to understand every detail that is important and we’ll be standing by your side to give you professional legal advice so you receive the highest possible rideshare settlement for your damages and injuries.
Ride Share Accident Information
Uber and Lyft accident liability cases need to be proved in a couple of ways. First, liability for the mishap needs to be discussed and determined. Then, damages need to be assessed, based on who was hurt in the accident, who was driving and what caused the accident. If an Uber or Lyft driver hits you and you’re injured by the driver of one of these vehicles, you’ll need to demonstrate that there was negligence.
Usually, the main defendant is the driver of the Uber/Lyft automobile. It’s easiest to make a good case against a driver and car accident claims are all quite alike. You’ll file a suit, collect information about the driver and who insured the driver, and then the insurer will file a claim. Third-party claims after car accidents usually proceed in this manner, but the structure of this type of accident claim could also include the rideshare company as another defendant, as Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors.
More Information About Uber / Lyft Accidents?
Insurance policies for rideshares vary from person to person, which is why legal advice is so helpful. Being involved in a car accident is traumatic and can be mentally and physically exhausting, so don’t try to do it all alone.
When you choose to work as a driver, you are taking on some risk and it’s important to consider this before you make a final decision about whether or not you should drive for this type of company. The experienced Uber and Lyft accidents attorney team at Avrek Law can give you more insight into how insurance policies for these agreements actually work. Once you get have the basic info, you’ll feel more comfortable making a wise decision about whether or not to drive for this type of company.
When you are an Uber or Lyft driver, you need to have sufficient insurance to minimize liability or eliminate it. Without this type of insurance, you may be liable for big expenses. With this in mind, we encourage you to get in touch today.
Contact an Uber and Lyft Accidents Attorney Today
If you have been the passenger in an Uber or Lyft accident, or the driver of an Uber of Lyft car, it’s important to contact a Los Angeles auto accident attorney right away. Avrek Law has more than 50 years combined experience representing Uber and Lyft accident cases in several states. The consultation is free and you’ll get advice from a law firm with more than $1 billion recovered in more than 45,000 cases.