Uber & Lyft Accidents
Rancho Santa Fe Car Accident Attorneys
When you are a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing service vehicle, is the person driving the vehicle an independent contractor, an employee, or simply another civilian? Who is responsible for your injuries? Who will help pay for your damages?
LiMandri & Jonna LLP and our trusted team of Rancho Santa Fe personal injury lawyers can help you make sense of your car accident claim after being hurt as an Uber or Lyft passenger. We are backed by 30+ years of legal experience and multiple multimillion dollar case results. Get the answers you need to start your claim with confidence by calling (858) 247-3828.
Who Could Be Liable for Your Accident
Your personal injury claim will be more effective if you know exactly where liability lies. This will be more difficult the more parties there are involved in the accident. With an Uber or Lyft accident, the number of parties might be higher than you expect.
Parties that could be partially or completely liable for your accident include:
- Uber or Lyft driver: The most obvious party is the person who was driving the vehicle you were in at the time of the crash. Typical driver mistakes or negligence could place liability on them.
- Driver of other vehicle: Secondly, the driver of another vehicle involved in the crash could have been behaving recklessly at the time of the crash.
- Other ridesharing passenger: Just as how a bus passenger can be blamed for a bus crash if they are intentionally distracting the driver, the same accountability may be applied to unreasonably disruptive Uber or Lyft passengers.
- Ridesharing company: Depending on the laws in your state, Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies could be partially responsible for accidents caused by drivers using their apps. Reasons behind this liability could be that the apps are distracting but necessary to use while making trips, the drivers are allowed to take fares for any amount of hours a day until exhaustion sets in, and so forth.
Start Your Claim with LiMandri & Jonna LLP, Trial Attorneys
You can make your claim much easier on yourself by working with our Rancho Santa Fe personal injury lawyers. We are prepared to investigate and interpret the intricacies of your case so you can focus more on your recuperation. While you are resting and worrying about other important things in your life, we will be hard at work, doing everything we can to guide your case to a maximized recovery, either through a settlement, award, or jury verdict.
Contact us now to set up a free initial case analysis.