How Do Claims With Uber or Lyft Work? Get Fair Compensation

Uber and Lyft can be a convenient and safe way to get home after a night of drinking or get around busy California cities, but they can also be dangerous, as you rely on your rideshare driver and others around you to operate their vehicles safely. If you suffer injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident, you have the right to file a claim and pursue compensation for your losses. The legal process following a rideshare accident can be complicated, so having an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer by your side can make navigating your claim less daunting.

At Callahan & Blaine, we can help you understand Uber and Lyft’s insurance coverage, prove negligence, calculate your claim’s value, negotiate with adjusters, and use our trial experience to take your case to court if necessary. Our robust team of 29 lawyers all have at least eight years of experience providing top-notch legal services, giving us a proven track record of success. Moreover, our 40-year legacy and commitment to excellence give you the confidence that your case is in the right hands. 

How a Lawyer Can Help You Navigate Your California Uber or Lyft Accident Claim

One of the first steps in seeking fair compensation after an Uber or Lyft accident is to reach out to a trusted lawyer who will allow you to focus on recovery and help you understand how the claim process works. At Callahan & Blaine, we do just that. We provide exceptional comprehensive services, handling every aspect of your claim, including the following:

Understanding Uber and Lyft’s Insurance Coverage

Whether or not the rideshare company’s insurance policy applies to your claim depends on the driver’s working phase. If the driver was signed into the app and waiting for a ride request when they caused an accident, Uber and Lyft carry the following coverage:

  • $50,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $100,000 total for bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage

If the driver was active on the app and en route to pick up a passenger or had a passenger in their vehicle, both Uber and Lyft may offer up to $1 million in liability coverage, depending on your unique circumstances. Our Managing Partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the nation’s leading insurance experts, and we can help you understand if this coverage applies to your claim.

Proving Negligence

At Callahan & Blaine, we consider every detail when building your claim, starting with a thorough investigation to gather evidence and prove fault. With information from the police report, your medical records, video footage, and witness testimony, we can prove the liable party breached their duty of care and directly caused the accident and your resources. We also have access to resources, like accident reconstructionists, to further strengthen your claim. 

Calculating Damages

Injuries from an Uber or Lyft accident can have a physical, emotional, and financial impact on your life, but with the help of the passionate lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you may receive compensation for these losses. We understand how to accurately calculate economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, and non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, so you have the best chance of securing fair compensation.

Negotiating With Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance adjusters can be overwhelming, especially when your claim involves major companies like Uber or Lyft. At Callahan & Blaine, we take this stress off your shoulders and negotiate on your behalf. We understand the tactics insurance companies may use to undermine your claim and the innovative strategies needed to handle this intricate process. 

Trial Experience and Knowledge

While we do everything we can to settle your rideshare accident claim out of court, we are prepared to take your claim to trial if insurance companies do not offer you a fair settlement. With our extensive trial experience and knowledge, we have achieved stunning results for our clients, including the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history, worth $58 million. Therefore, you can trust us to handle your rideshare accident claim, no matter how complex or high-value. 

Contact the Seasoned California Rideshare Accident Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine 

While Uber and Lyft can be a helpful resource for rides in California, if you suffer injuries in a rideshare accident through no fault of your own, the legal process that follows can be complex. Instead of handling your claim alone, Callahan & Blaine’s 29-lawyer team is here to help guide you from start to finish.

In our 40 years as a law firm, we have proudly provided California rideshare accident victims with unbeatable representation. Our dedicated lawyers take a personalized approach, creating a plan based on your unique needs. To discuss your Uber or Lyft accident claim today, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.