Carlsbad Car Accident Lawyer – (760) 742-5221
As Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services continue to grow in popularity, so does your chances of being hurt while riding in an Uber or by a Uber driver. What are you to do if you are hurt in such a situation? Pinpointing liability will likely be more difficult than ever.
Who is responsible for your injuries?
- The Uber driver?
- The driver of the other vehicle?
- The company Uber?
- Another passenger in your Uber?
Rather than trying to sort through the complications yourself, allow Levinson Law Group to lend you a legal hand. Our Carlsbad personal injury attorneys have 40+ years of total legal experience dedicated to making the lives of accident victims easier. Start on your own case and down the right path by setting up a FREE consultation by dialing (760) 742-5221 today.
How Liability Can Shift in Uber Accidents
The question of liability in Uber accidents has already been addressed – bundled up with lawsuits regarding overtime pay – but the answer has yet to be made completely clear. In some situations, the company may be held partially liable since it is technically employing the independent contractors using the app. In others, liability only falls on the driver that causes the crash, usually due to obvious driving errors caused by negligence. In all cases, the injured party is the one who suffers, as filing a claim against the wrong party can be a waste of time and resources.
To help establish liability in an Uber accident, we will want to consider:
- Driver’s time spent driving on that day.
- Driving records of all drivers involved.
- Eyewitness testimonies.
- Police reports from the accident scene.
We will want to be thorough in our investigation so we know your claim is as strong as possible. If necessary, we may need to simply file a claim on your behalf against the driver and let their insurer sort it out with Uber. The bottom line is that you should be compensated fully, no matter who ends up footing the bill, other than yourself.
Contingency Fees Make the Process Painless
Our Carlsbad car accident attorneys offer contingency fees to our clients, which means we do not expect any payment for our services unless we win your case. Many of our clients also qualify for no upfront costs, so getting your claim ready is even easier than ever before. Contact our firm online to request a no-cost case evaluation to learn more about what you can do after being in an Uber accident.