Riding around in an Uber in Los Angeles means you don't have to look or pay for parking, you get to ride in the carpool lane on the always busy 101 or 405 freeways and you can relax or get some work done during the ride. This all goes away when your Uber driver gets into a car accident. For those Uber car accidents that don't involve any injuries, be sure to report the accident on the app and at least get your money back from your trip. But for those Uber passenger car accidents that involve injuries or death, you are likely in the process of looking for the best Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer and wondering how these types of personal injury cases work. Walch Law is here to help.
Los Angeles Uber Passenger Car Accident Lawsuits
Uber car accident lawsuits are increasingly common as more Los Angeles riders rely on this popular ridesharing mode of transportation to get around Southern California? But these drivers may be even more prone to accidents as they rely heavily on their smartphones for directions as they drive and want to move quickly between trips to maximize their pay. Here's a couple things you should know about Uber passenger car accidents:
- Defendant: Depending on the circumstances of the car accident, we will be filing a lawsuit against the other driver's car insurance, the uber car insurance or both. California is a comparative negligence state when it comes to car accident liability which means that just like with any type of accident (uber or not), each party will be responsible for their portion of liability in the accident. If your driver is 100% responsible for the car crash then they will also be 100% responsible for paying for your lawsuit and if they are 50% responsible with the other driver then the payment and liability are usually split down the middle. The difference here is unless you are in a rare situation where you played a role in causing the accident (usually found with drunk passengers harassing drivers) you have 0% responsibility for causing it and will be compensated for your injuries and more.
- Uber car insurance coverage: All uber drivers when they are on duty driving you carry a $1 Million car insurance policy when they are actively driving a paying passenger. That $1 Million is much higher than most any general car driver carries on their own so the good news is that the policy limits of your car accident while riding as a passenger are very high and will likely cover your injuries or even a death.
- How much is your uber car accident worth? Of course this answer depends on the particulars of the accident, your injuries, etc. How much your Los Angeles car accident is worth starts with taking the very important step of getting in touch with Walch Law to work as your uber car accident lawyers so we can make sure that you are not missing the very important and very strict deadlines of getting the necessary paperwork in. You can and should get compensation for things like: past, current and future medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering and much more.
The bottom line is this: if you have been injured in a car accident as an Uber passenger or with an Uber car, get in touch with us immediately to help make sure that you get the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. While the car insurance policy carried by these rideshare drivers is high and there, you still have to make the case and prove the full extent of the injuries and loss the accident has caused you and your family. Insurance companies are always trying to pay as little as possible when it comes to any Los Angeles car accident and these types of accidents are no exception. We won't let that happen to you-- get in touch with us today to set up your totally free consultation with us and let's begin maximizing your recovery today. We look forward to hearing from you.