Orange County Uber Car Accident Lawyer
If you were hurt in a crash with an Uber driver, you need to know who to hold responsible: Uber or the driver. Find out by working with an Orange County Uber car accident lawyer.
Rideshare accidents are complicated because it can be hard to know who to seek financial compensation from. If you name the wrong party in your claim, you might get nothing. To prevent this, you need an Orange County Uber car accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP to represent you during the legal process.
Uber Has Lawyers—Do You?
Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by Uber and their attorneys. This is a large company that is well-protected with a legal team, detailed contracts, and insurance policies.
You need an Orange County Uber accident lawyer to go up against them and protect your rights in the process. Otherwise, you could lose by being outmatched. We have the experience you need on your side and can help you get paid for your injuries and losses.
When Is Uber Financially Responsible?
One of the first things you need to find out is who was financially liable for your crash. When Uber is involved, the answer becomes complicated.
Anyone who drives for Uber is not an employee of the company but instead an independent contractor. This means that Uber does not take responsibility for the actions of drivers unless very specific circumstances are present. For example, if there is a paying passenger in the vehicle, Uber is financially responsible for the crash and their insurance policy will kick in.
Other circumstances are more ambiguous, such as an accident occurring immediately after a passenger was dropped off. In situations like these, Uber might have no responsibility if the Uber app was turned off but might also have limited liability if the app was still active and awaiting a new ride request.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t sue but it does mean that you might need to sue the individual driver instead of Uber. The driver should have a personal insurance policy in place, but the limits on what the policy pays could be significantly lower.
You Deserve Compensation After an Uber Accident
When using a rideshare service, you have a reasonable expectation for safety. This is fair, so when an accident takes place, you have the right to receive money for how your life has been impacted by it. This includes compensation for any of the following damages that apply to your case.
- All medical bills, including the expenses you are likely to incur in the future
- Any wages you have lost by being unable to work while you recover
- Physical therapy, medical devices, and medication
- Transportation expenses
- Caregiver assistance during your recovery
- Loss of enjoyment in life, including not being able to undertake your normal activities
When you schedule your free consultation, we can go over your case and let you know how much money you are likely to receive.
Work with an Orange County Rideshare Car Accident Lawyer
To make sure you get full compensation after being hurt in a rideshare accident, call 1-844-404-2400 and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation with Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. You can also reach us using the contact form below.