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  • Duty of Care: Rideshare drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely, especially while transporting passengers. If they neglect this duty, they may be held liable for injuries.
  • Insurance Liability: Insurance coverage after a rideshare accident varies based on the driver’s status at the time, with different policies applying when the driver is offline, between fares, or actively providing a ride.
  • Recoverable Damages Victims can recover a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, depending on the severity of their injuries and details of their claim.
  • Why Callahan & Blaine: The accomplished lawyers at Callahan & Blaine facilitate the claim process by investigating the accident, analyzing evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and filing claims within legal deadlines, enhancing the chances of a favorable outcome.
  • To learn more about how we would approach your rideshare accident claim, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.

Taking an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare service can be a convenient way to get around Los Angeles, and it can help you get home safely if you have had a night out with friends. However, whenever you enter an Uber or Lyft, you trust the driver and other drivers around you to uphold their duty of care. If your rideshare driver causes an accident and you suffer injuries, our Callahan & Blaine lawyers are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

We understand the legal process can be complex, especially when it involves companies like Uber and Lyft. Our dedicated team takes these burdens off your shoulders so you can focus on recovery. With our 40-year legacy and 29-lawyer team, all of whom have at least eight years of experience, you can trust us to handle your claim effectively and efficiently. We work closely with you to create a personalized strategy based on your needs so you can understand your rights and legal options and have the best chance of achieving a fair settlement.

Understanding Insurance Liability in Los Angeles Rideshare Accident Claims

California is an at-fault state, which means if you are injured in a rideshare accident, you must seek compensation from the liable party. However, knowing whose insurance will cover your damages depends on the driver’s working phase. These phases and the insurance coverage that applies to accidents that occur during them include the following:

  • Offline: If the rideshare driver was offline when the accident occurred, their personal insurance would cover your damages.
  • Between Fares: If the Uber or Lyft driver was logged into the app but between rides, the rideshare company’s liability insurance would cover your claim. The coverage includes $50,000 bodily injury per person, $100,000 bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage.
  • During a Ride: If the Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident between picking you up and dropping you off, the rideshare company’s $1 million insurance policy, which includes uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and liability coverage, will cover the costs of your damages.

Because every rideshare accident claim is unique, it is essential to have our seasoned lawyers by your side who understand how to handle your situation and build a strong claim to hold the at-fault party accountable. With our top-notch litigation skills, we negotiate with adjusters on your behalf to fight tirelessly for the settlement you deserve.

What Damages May You Recover After a Rideshare Accident in California?

Whether the rideshare driver or company is responsible for covering the cost of your injuries, you deserve legal representation that will fiercely advocate for maximum compensation. At Callahan & Blaine, we consider every detail and conduct a thorough investigation to accurately calculate your claim’s value, which may include the following costs:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Emotional distress
  • Prescribed medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

Dealing with insurance adjusters after a rideshare accident is not easy, as they do everything they can to lowball you and get you to settle for unjust compensation. Our skilled lawyers understand these tactics and create a nuanced, personalized strategy based on the severity of your injuries. Moreover, we leave no stone unturned when determining your claim’s worth, ensuring you receive compensation for the long-lasting impact of your injuries.

How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Los Angeles Rideshare Accident Claim

After suffering injuries in a rideshare accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure if you can file a claim or pursue compensation. With the help of the trusted lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, you can better understand your rights and legal options. With this understanding, you can make the best decisions for your future. Furthermore, our talented lawyers handle every aspect of your claim, including the following:

  • Conducting a detailed investigation of the accident
  • Collecting and analyzing evidence
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Using our vast insurance and legal knowledge to answer your questions
  • Developing a personalized plan based on your needs
  • Organizing paperwork
  • Filing your claim within the two-year statute of limitations
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

In our 40 years of providing unmatched legal services to Los Angeles victims, we have achieved remarkable results, including the largest jury verdict in Orange County history worth $934 million. Therefore, you can trust us to take on your claim, no matter how complex. 

Speak With a Knowledgeable Attorney at Callahan & Blaine About Your Los Angeles Rideshare Accident Claim

While rideshare options like Uber and Lyft are becoming more popular and accessible, you rely on your driver to care for safety when picking you up and dropping you off. If they neglect this duty of care and cause you harm, our experienced lawyers at Callahan & Blaine can help you file a claim and fight for maximum compensation for your losses.

Our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the leading insurance experts in the U.S. This extensive knowledge can help you better understand the rideshare driver’s insurance if they were offline at the time of the accident and the rideshare company’s insurance if they are responsible for covering your damages. We handle every case with attention to detail and professionalism, so you can rely on us to negotiate your claim and present it to a judge and jury if necessary. To learn more about how we would approach your rideshare accident claim, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.