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Uber & Lyft Accidents

Los Angeles Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers

If You Were Injured in a Rideshare Accident in LA, Call (310) 896-4345

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Over the past several years, ridesharing services such as Lyft or Uber have experienced a significant surge, especially in high traffic and metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles. With such companies on the rise, it begs the question: who do you hold accountable or liable if you’re injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft?

Drivers who work for rideshare apps, such as Lyft, are technically considered independent contractors, and not employees – in the event of an accident, the company can deny liability for a collision that involves one of their drivers. If you’re pursuing legal action after an accident involving Lyft or Uber, the driver would be held liable instead of the entire company.

Because these types of cases are more complex, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced and trusted attorney from Biren Law Group.

Who is Liable for Damages in a Rideshare Accident?

If your Uber driver is hit by another vehicle while they are transporting you, the at-fault driver would be liable for any damages. If your Uber driver is at fault, however, Uber’s commercial vehicle insurance policy for pay for the damages sustained, rather than the Uber driver’s personal insurance. As is the case for taxi drivers in the state of California, Uber’s insurance policy covers up to $1,000,000 for accidents that occur while a trip is in progress. California also has a minimum bodily damage insurance coverage limit set at $15,000. Uber’s policy covers up to $50,000 per person.

If you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver who is not transporting passengers, it is less straightforward. Since Uber does not hire drivers, but rather connects individuals with independent contractors, Uber may deny liability regarding the actions of their drivers when they are in between fares, as they have done in the past. If you are the victim of such an accident, you may either sue Uber, or the Uber driver’s personal insurance company for compensation. Going up against either, of course, will require skilled legal representation.

Contact Biren Law GRoup for Effective Representation

The Los Angeles rideshare accident attorneys at Biren Law Group understand the complexity of these types of claims, and have the experience and resources you need in order ro recover all the compensation you are owed. 

Call our office at (310) 896-4345 or fill out an online contact form to get a free consultation of your case!

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