Navigating Uber Accidents: Legal Assistance in Los Angeles

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Navigating Uber Accidents: Legal Assistance in Los Angeles

Uber Accidents

Uber keeps track of safety incidents with their drivers and service. According to the company’s U.S. Safety Report, 99.9% of rides are problem-free. Uber does everything it can to hire the best drivers using continual background checks on all drivers. But, no one is perfect and Uber accidents do happen. 

When you’re injured, mentally or physically, it’s important to consider the impact on your finances. Filing a lawsuit isn’t the easiest decision to make, but it’s an important one if an Uber accident threatens your livelihood.

Who Can File After an Uber Accident?

No one wants to be in an accident, and Uber found that when there was a crash with an Uber driver, another driver was at fault 91% of the time. Of those accidents, excessive speed accounted for 32% of them, and 23% involved impaired drivers. An Uber driver can do everything right, but it’s impossible to control what others do. 

You can file a complaint if you’re in an Uber accident and were a passenger. Uber drivers are required to carry a minimum of $1 million in coverage for injuries to riders and property damage, which is provided through an Uber-maintained policy.

If you’re in an accident with an off-duty Uber driver, you can file a claim against that driver. If the driver is on duty, you can also file a claim against Uber. 

Uber drivers are also able to file a lawsuit against passengers who commit assault during a ride. If an accident or assault causes fatalities, the surviving family members or heirs can sue.

Types of Damages

What are the types of damages you can file against Uber, an Uber driver, a passenger, or another driver? Financial restitution to cover the time you’re out of work, your medical bills, treatments for post-accident issues like anxiety or PTSD, and funeral expenses are all possible. 

If you’re in an accident with an Uber driver, and you learn they didn’t have insurance or enough insurance to cover the damages, file a claim. You shouldn’t have to deal with your insurance having to cover an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Was your property damaged by an Uber driver? A driver drove into your parked car or hit your fence. If the driver refuses to pay for the repairs or replacement, you should file a claim.

Economic damages ensure that an Uber accident doesn’t put you at risk of losing your home or going into debt when you cannot keep up with your monthly bills.

Legal Help Is Available

Uber accidents can be a complex matter, but you come first. Shegerian Conniff provides the legal expertise you need after an accident as a passenger or as a driver of an Uber vehicle. 

We help you determine the best path forward to ensure that injuries following an Uber accident do not lead to financial hardship. Our team is here to offer sound legal advice. Contact us for a free consultation.



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