Riverside Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

Riverside Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber and Lyft have transformed the way people travel. For some, they are a daily necessity. People use rideshare services in Riverside and surrounding areas every day. Most of the time, they reach their final destinations with no issues. Rideshare services offer accessible alternatives to taxis and public transportation, but it is important for everyone who uses these services to acknowledge the fact that they face the same risks in a rideshare vehicle as in any random vehicle. However, when rideshare accidents happen, they will likely generate more complex legal issues for those involved. From liability to insurance, questions surrounding rideshare accidents are often much trickier to answer than traditional car accidents.

Helping Rideshare Accident Victims Recover in Riverside, CA

If you are struggling with injuries that you recently suffered in a rideshare accident in Riverside, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex aftermath of the incident and assist you in recovering full compensation for your damages. Easton & Easton has a team of attorneys with the resources and experience you want on your side in this situation. We have helped many past clients recover from serious vehicle accidents, and we understand the challenges you might face in seeking compensation for a rideshare accident.

Our firm provides client-focused legal counsel, meaning we get to know you and develop an individualized legal strategy that addresses your unique needs and concerns. No two personal injury cases in Riverside, CA are exactly alike, and no two plaintiffs face the same issues, but every plaintiff benefits by securing help from a Riverside rideshare accident attorney.

Riverside Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

Filing Your Insurance Claim for a Rideshare Accident in Riverside

State law states that all drivers must have auto insurance coverage, and it requires rideshare companies to have insurance coverage that functions based on when an accident occurred. If you are hurt in a rideshare accident that someone else caused, proving fault for the incident is essential before you can recover any compensation for your damages. Once you prove liability for the accident, you can proceed with filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. A few common causes of rideshare accidents and other car accidents in Riverside are:

  • Distracted driving. Any failure to pay attention to the road while driving can easily lead to a serious accident and liability for the resulting damages.
  • Exceeding posted speed limits can increase not only your chance of causing an accident but also the severity of the resulting damages.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs. This is illegal in the state, punishable by driver’s license suspension, fines, and jail time. Penalties automatically increase when the driver hurts or kills someone while driving under the influence.
  • Moving violations. Failure to yield the right-of-way, performing illegal turns, and running stop signs or red lights are just a few examples of moving violations that might cause rideshare accidents in Riverside.

If a rideshare driver in Riverside, CA  is responsible for causing your accident, the rideshare company’s insurance could be available. Both Uber and Lyft have virtually identical insurance policies that change in coverage based on the accident’s timing. For example, if a rideshare driver is not signed into the driver app as available for a ride request, their personal auto insurance applies if they have an accident while driving for personal reasons. Once they have logged in and marked themselves as available for a passenger, the first tier of the rideshare firm’s insurance applies if they cause an accident.

This first tier of insurance includes up to $50,000 in bodily injury liability coverage for one person, up to $100,000 in bodily injury liability coverage for multiple persons, and up to $25,000 to cover property damage. Typically, the at-fault driver’s personal insurance is used first, and the rideshare company’s insurance covers the remainder. If an accident happens when the rideshare driver has a passenger in their vehicle, the second tier of the firm’s insurance applies if an accident occurs. This level of coverage includes $1 million in coverage for any third-party liability.

Recovering From Your Rideshare Accident in Riverside

Your Riverside rideshare attorney can be crucial for maximizing your coverage from your accident. They can assist you with filing your auto insurance claim, and if insurance alone cannot fully cover your damages, they can help you build a personal injury suit against the at-fault driver. Easton & Easton has years of experience confronting major insurance companies on behalf of our clients, including those that represent rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. We can resolve any disputes that arise with the insurance company until you receive a fair settlement offer.

If insurance alone cannot compensate your damages, you can start a personal injury claim naming the party responsible for causing your rideshare accident. This personal injury claim would enable you to seek recompense for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. You may also receive punitive damages at the discretion of a judge if the defendant caused your accident through any illegal misconduct.

The majority of personal injury claims filed each year are not resolved in court. Instead, most of the parties involved in these cases will seek settlements outside of court through private negotiation. The settlement option allows both the plaintiff and the defendant to avoid the time commitment, stress, and expense of litigation. This also allows both parties to have more influence over the final outcome of the case.

Easton & Easton can provide the comprehensive legal counsel you need to approach your rideshare accident claim with confidence and peace of mind. Our team has years of professional experience helping our clients file auto insurance claims, resolve disputes with insurance carriers, and build cohesive personal injury claims that aim for maximum compensation. You have a limited time in which to start your recovery efforts after an accident, so it is advisable to connect with legal counsel you can trust as soon as possible to have the greatest chance of success.

Uber & Lyft Accident FAQs

Q: Can You Sue Uber or Lyft for an Accident?

A: It’s possible to have grounds for a civil claim against a rideshare company if the company was negligent in any way that contributed to your recent accident. Determining liability for a rideshare accident follows the same method you would use to determine fault for any other accident. However, a rideshare company could bear fault for the actions of its driver depending on how the driver caused the crash.

Q: How Do You Prove Fault for a Rideshare Accident in Riverside?

A: Proving fault for your recent accident may require driver cell phone records, vehicle computer data, footage from traffic cameras situated near the accident site, and testimony from witnesses who saw the accident happen firsthand. If liability is disputed, your attorney may consult a professional like an accident reconstruction expert to help you prove exactly how the accident happened.

Q: How Much Is My Rideshare Accident Claim Worth?

A: If another party is responsible for injuring you, the state’s personal injury laws enable you to hold them responsible for the extent of losses you suffered due to their actions. You can seek recompense for your medical expenses, lost income, property losses, and your pain and suffering. Your recovery efforts will likely begin with an auto insurance claim, and a personal injury suit allows you to seek recompense for the losses that insurance won’t cover.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Rideshare Accident Claim in Riverside?

A: You have a limited time in which to file an insurance claim after an accident, typically only a few days at most. However, should you need to file a personal injury suit against a specific party responsible for causing the accident, state law provides a two-year statute of limitations in which to do so. This may sound like more than enough time, but it is advisable to seek legal counsel to assist you as soon as possible after your accident, as it will take time to compile the materials you need to file your case.

Q: How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire a Rideshare Accident Attorney in Riverside?

A: Easton & Easton will not add to your financial troubles in the aftermath of a damaging rideshare accident by charging excessive legal fees. We take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you will only part with a portion of your total award as your fee if and after we win your case. If our team cannot get compensation for you for any reason, you pay no fee at all.

Skilled Riverside Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyers

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience handling personal injury claims for our clients in the Riverside area and surrounding communities. We can help you maximize the compensation you obtain from the defendant in a streamlined manner, and the sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can start working on your case. Contact us today and set up a meeting with a Riverside rideshare accident attorney you can trust with your recovery.

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Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by TopVerdict.com.

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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
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