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If you sustained injuries after an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, reach out to a Fontana Lyft and Uber accident lawyer for help.
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"Thank you Fontana Injury Law Group for representing me. I needed a lawyer after my Uber driver made a right turn on red when a car came out of nowhere and hit us. There was a dispute as to who was at fault. Meanwhile, I was out of commission with a neck brace and spinal injuries. When I called them, they took my call right away, gave me so much information and got me the guidance that I needed."
Katherine P. Rialto, CA
Lyft and Uber Accident Attorney
About one in four Americans utilize a rideshare service at least once a month. If you’re among that statistic, then you likely use Uber or Lyft. That’s because Uber and Lyft make up 99% of the entire ridesharing market in the US.
While you’d think that rideshare companies would take responsibility for any accidents that their Uber and Lyft drivers get involved in, they don’t always do so! In many cases, the unsuspecting Lyft or Uber driver ends up taking on liability for an auto accident. What’s more, that driver’s insurance policy might not compensate you fairly for the injuries you sustain.
If you find yourself in a complicated situation after an accident involving a ridesharing vehicle, it’s advised that you reach out to a Fontana Lyft and Uber accident lawyer for help. Getting your rightful compensation will take some work, and you don’t want to end up accepting a settlement that doesn’t actually cover your financial losses. If you do accept such an offer, then you won’t get another opportunity to collect what you’re owed.
Learn more about how our Lyft and Uber accident lawyers here at the law office of Fontana Injury Law Group can help you get justice after a rideshare accident. Call us today for an immediate free consultation with our professional legal team.
Why Choose Fontana Injury Law Group After a Rideshare Accident
As explained, you usually only have one opportunity to seek compensation after an accident. If you accept an offer that’s too low, then you’ll automatically forfeit your right to seek out any additional compensation in the future.
For Lyft and Uber accident victims, it’s so important that they account for all their losses when seeking out a personal injury claim against rideshare companies and their insurance policies.
The best way to ensure you do just that is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation.
Here at Fontana Injury Law Group, we strive to provide the very best legal counsel in Fontana. Not only do we work hard to maintain our clear track record of success in court, but we also offer consistent 24/7 open lines of communication to our clients. No matter how your accident occurred, our accident lawyers are fully prepared and always ready to .
If you’re considering seeking out an Uber or Lyft accident claim, then you’re likely already dealing with significant stress. We won’t add to that by charging you for legal advice. That’s why our consultations are free. During your case assessment, we’ll help you figure out if you have a winning claim.
If our evaluation reveals that you likely have a strong claim, then we can work together and recover fair and full compensation for your accident. Because our firm works on contingency, it’s beneficial for everyone involved. Not only will you get access to legal representation without paying out-of-pocket, but you’ll also feel more confident that our lawyers are working hard to get you the maximum amount of fair compensation you’re owed.
The Benefits of Hiring an Lyft and Uber Accident Attorney
The best way to ensure you recover compensation is to hire an expert Lyft or experienced Uber accident lawyer, especially to navigate the rideshare company's liability insurance and commercial insurance coverage provided to their independent contractors. A good lawyer will be a massive advantage throughout the entire process. The best lawyers will provide the following benefits:
- Access to informed legal counsel
- Help you file all your paperwork
- Assistance investigating the accident
- Expert negotiation with the other party
- Confidence that you’re calculating your claim’s worth correctly
- Help you deal with insurance companies
- Solid representation inside and outside the courtroom
Of course, you could always decide to attempt to pursue compensation on your own. Then, it will not be necessary to hire an attorney. Keep in mind, that means you’ll have to handle navigating through the lawsuit process, negotiating with other parties, filing the proper paperwork, and other complexities without professional legal help. It’s also important to consider that the other party will almost certainly hire a lawyer, too, so you’ll be going up against a legal expert.START YOUR CASE
How Much a Rideshare Claim Is Worth
Before you decide to hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit, you may wonder if your rideshare accident claim is even worth pursuing. After all, seeking out a lawsuit after suffering from a few bruises wouldn’t make sense. To determine the monetary value of a rideshare accident claim, all financial losses that resulted from the accident must be calculated. This can include past and future losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy or rehab
- Car repair or replacement
- Prescription pill costs
- Costs of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Emotional pain and suffering
The best way to calculate your rideshare accident claim’s worth is to speak with an attorney about your situation. Here at Fontana Injury Law Group, we can help you determine if a lawsuit is worth pursuing based on the types of losses you’ve suffered.
Common Causes of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Like any other auto accident, a rideshare crash can occur for a number of reasons. They often involve other cars, commercial trucks or big-rigs, motorcycles, bicyclists, or pedestrians. The most common causes of Uber accidents and Lyft accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Poor road conditions
- Poor weather
Determining Liability After a Rideshare Accident
Determining liability after a rideshare accident will likely be one of the most complicated parts of your entire claim. The cause of your accident makes a huge impact on your overall claim. If the Uber or Lyft driver was negligent, then they’ll likely be held liable. However, this will need to be proved, first. It must also be proven if Lyft/Uber should also be held accountable.
If that driver’s insurance policy can’t handle the extent of your injuries, then you might be able to collect compensation from the rideshare company’s insurance. However, these might not be the only parties you can seek compensation from, though.
Other drivers, car manufacturers, or even maintenance companies might also be held accountable. Since California operates on a comparative fault standard, multiple parties could get held partially responsible for the accident. Essentially, anyone who played a part in the crash should be and can be held liable.FREE CONSULTATION
Common Injuries After a Rideshare Accident
Rideshare accident injuries vary in severity. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, your injuries could be life-altering. In most Uber and Lyft vehicles, passengers are expected to ride in the backseat. Unfortunately, the backseat is often more dangerous than the front seats. Here are some of the most common injuries after rideshare accidents:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
It’s crucial for you to seek out medical care after a rideshare accident. It’s common for some car accident injuries, even severe ones, to have delayed symptoms. Even someone with a TBI could appear to be normal in the initial hours and days after suffering their injuries. Getting a thorough physical can help doctors determine if any significant injuries exist.
What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident
Immediately after an accident happens, you can feel pretty awkward as a passenger in the Uber or Lyft car. Your driver may be panicking, and they may be repeatedly asking you questions like “Are you okay?!” While it’s natural to want to reassure your driver, resist the urge to make statements like “I’m not hurt,” or “I’m fine.”
Otherwise, those statements could be used against you at a later time, especially if witnesses or other drivers hear you proclaiming that you’re okay.
On top of that, your driver may not want to involve the police. Do not allow that to happen.! Without an official police report, you won’t have any proof that an accident happened. If the other parties aren’t calling the police, then you need to. Here is a brief overview of what to do after an Uber or Lyft accident:
- Ensure your immediate safety (go to the shoulder of the road if you need to)
- Call the police
- Take photographs and/or video evidence of the scene
- Take down contact information for any witnesses, your driver, and other involved parties
- Talk to police and give them your statement
- Get medical care
- Start documenting your losses
- Reach out to a rideshare accident attorney
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your rideshare driver will do the right thing regarding your claim. They may not even inform their insurance provider or the rideshare company they work for in an attempt to avoid accountability. Instead, you may need to take things into your own hands by reaching out to a lawyer about your options.
Are You Ready to Hire a Fontana Rideshare Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve experienced a rideshare accident, then things are probably much more complex than you thought they would be. You likely expected Uber, Lyft, or even your driver’s insurance company to pay for your losses since you clearly were not at fault in the crash.
Despite that, getting the compensation you deserve will be a real challenge with so many different parties involved. The good news is that if you follow the steps outlined above, then you’ll be in a good position to get what you’re owed. To ensure your success, it’s necessary to hire the best Fontana Lyft and Uber accident attorney you can. You won’t have to look far, though. Contact us now to get started on your case.