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Orange County Uber Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyers

The prevalence of rideshare applications means that quite a bit of the personal vehicles on the road are actually working. But while most people are familiar with the rideshare process, both as drivers and riders, not many know what to do in the event of a rideshare car accident.

Rideshares are unique and are not subject to the same rules and regulations as taxi or car service companies. As a result, the situation following a collision can quickly become complicated. There are often four insurance companies involved in a rideshare accident: the rideshare driver’s insurance, the other driver’s insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and the rider’s insurance.

$6,000,000 – Auto v. Auto/Truck

Auto accident | Rear-End Accident – Back Injury
Our client was driving on the 91 freeway when traffic began to slow down.  Our client was rear-ended and pushed in the HOV lane where a Ford F-350 truck approached at 65 MPH striking her vehicle for a second time causing serious injury a thoracic spine burst fracture.

Available damages change depending on the status of the rideshare vehicle at the time of the accident. If you experience an accident as a rideshare driver, a rideshare passenger, or as a second vehicle involved in a collision, it can be difficult to know what steps need to be taken in order to get your expenses, missed work, and pain & suffering covered. It is advantageous for you to hire an attorney to deal with this unique and evolving area of personal injury law.

Our Orange County rideshare (Uber/Lyft) accident attorneys have worked on a wide variety of injury accident cases that resulted in:

  • Catastrophic Injury

  • Brain Damage

  • Broken Bones

  • Neck, Back, and Shoulder Injury

  • Leg and Knee Injury

  • Paralysis

  • Wrongful Death

Our goal is to help you recover after being injured in an Orange County truck accident.  We are dedicated to providing the help you need to recover from physical, emotional, and financial injuries that you may have endured because of a truck accident.  We have helped recover millions of dollars in personal injury lawsuits for our clients and we are dedicated to helping all of our clients recover from their accident injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire an attorney after an accident?
    Yes, immediately hire an attorney after you have been in an accident, the insurance companies have attorneys and so should you.
  • What if I can’t pay for an attorney?
    We work on a contingency fee, meaning you will never owe us a penny until we will your case.
  • Can you help with my property damage?
    Yes, and we do not charge, it’s a complimentary service while we represent you for your personal injury claim.
  • What do I do if I can’t work after an accident?
    You have many options we can discuss, one of which is a cash advance from a funding company we work with.
  • I need medical treatment that I can’t afford, what do I do?
    We will schedule with the best medical providers in the industry that will work on a lien, meaning we pay them when your case settles out of the settlement proceeds.
  • I have an attorney that I don’t like, can I switch attorneys?
    Yes, and we will handle the switch for you.  There will be no additional costs for you to switch.
  • I was in an accident and I don’t know whose fault it is?
    Don’t worry, call us, our consultations are free of charge.
  • Insurance companies are calling me after my accident and want information, should I respond?
    No, do not respond until you talk to us, we respond to the insurance companies for our clients.
  • Should I take pictures at the scene of the accident?
    Yes, take lots of pictures of the damage to your car and injuries to yourself.  We use those pictures to win your case.
  • Can I recover lost wages?
    Yes, if you miss work because of injuries related to an accident then we will make sure you are compensated for those losses.

How Insurance Coverage Changes Depending on the Time Period:

Both Uber and Lyft divide a rideshare driver’s experience into time periods, and insurance coverage changes based on those time periods.

No Period. This is when the rideshare driver is not logged into the rideshare app and is not working. During this time, the rideshare vehicle is considered a personal vehicle and any accident that occurs under these conditions will be the responsibility of the driver’s personal insurance.

Period 1. This is when the rideshare driver is logged into the app and is waiting for a fair. If an accident occurs during this time, insurance will cover up to $50K per person, $1000K for an accident involving bodily injury, and $25 for property damage.

Period 2. This is when a rideshare driver has accepted a fair, and is en route to picking up the rider. Liability coverage climbs to $1 million during this time period.

Period 3. This is when a driver has a rider in the car. If an accident occurs during this time period, Uber and Lyft offer $1 million in liability.

NOTE: Considerations will also be made for a rideshare driver’s own collision coverage.

Legal Tip:

If you are involved in a rideshare accident as a driver, rider, or second vehicle, do not speak of the accident or personal fault until you have consulted with an attorney. Let your attorney handle all interaction with insurance companies.

Guldjian & Fasel have helped countless individuals recover financially after injury accidents in cities throughout Orange County and Southern California! 

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Orange, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Lade Forest, Newport Beach, Buena Park, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, La Habra, Fountain Valley, Placentia, Aliso Viejo, Cypress, Rancho Santa Margarita, Brea, Stanton, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, La Palma Los Alamitos or Villa Park, contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

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