Los Angeles Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Taking an Uber or Lyft to one’s destination has replaced taxis for many people, especially in metropolises such as Los Angeles. Downloading an app and hailing a ride almost anywhere, anytime, has rapidly escalated the popularity of ridesharing since the industry’s establishment just a few years ago. Unfortunately, ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft do not obey the same safety standards or regulations as traditional taxi companies – making rides more dangerous.
If an Uber or Lyft driver recently caused your car accident, the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP can help. We offer free legal consultations at our local law office so you can learn more about your rights and legal opportunities at no risk. Our firm understands these cases and how to fight for clients’ rights. Uber or Lyft could owe you financial compensation.
What Makes Us the Right Choice
- We have devoted our lives to representing the injured in LA against large corporations such as Uber and Lyft.
- We have the drive to fight for maximum compensation for your needs, no matter how serious or life-changing your injuries.
- We offer 10 convenient offices throughout Southern California so you do not have to drive for hours for exemplary representation.
- We provide legal representation to Uber/Lyft accident victims in LA for $0 upfront and $0 if we do not win.
Do You Need an Attorney in Los Angeles?
Going up against Uber or Lyft is no small feat as an injured victim. Unfortunately, rideshare companies have a reputation for aggressively disputing liability and fighting injury claims. It may be difficult to convince the company to offer you a settlement for your injuries, even as an innocent passenger.
If you hire an aggressive Los Angeles car accident attorney from our firm, however, you can level the playing field and greatly increase the odds of Uber/Lyft treating your claim fairly. Most corporations will offer higher settlements simply upon learning the claimant has hired an attorney, even before ensuing negotiations. They know a lawyer has the power to take them to court if they refuse to treat the case reasonably and will strive to avoid this outcome with better settlement offers.
Is the Rideshare Company Liable?
Both Uber and Lyft have $1 million insurance policies that apply to crashes that occur when the driver is in transit with a passenger in the vehicle. If you are an injured passenger, this insurance policy should cover your medical bills regardless of who was at fault for the collision. If the insurance policy does not cover you (as an Uber/Lyft driver or a third party), however, you may have to take other actions to obtain compensation for your damages.
By default, Uber and Lyft will not be responsible for the actions of their drivers. Both companies classify their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. This can make it difficult to hold the rideshare company accountable for negligent, reckless or dangerous Uber or Lyft drivers. They may, however, be responsible for crashes that stem from the company’s negligence. If the company reasonably should have prevented a dangerous driver from accepting passengers, for example, Uber/Lyft may be liable for a related accident. Determining fault and liability may take assistance from a lawyer.
Contact an Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer Today
At Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, we have spent decades honing our personal injury law services. We know exactly how to handle these cases for the benefit of our clients. Since the advent of the rideshare industry, we have stayed at the forefront of Uber and Lyft accident laws for our clients. We strive to shape the ridesharing industry and how insurance companies handle these claims through aggressive legal services. If you or a loved one was recently in an Uber or Lyft accident in Los Angeles, our local attorneys can help. Contact us today through our new client intake form or by calling (800) 362-7427 for a free consultation.