Injured in an Uber/Lyft Accident? Give Our Personal Injury Attorney A Call!
Insurance companies are continuously looking for ways to fight against Uber and Lyft claims. Though Angelenos can request a ride within seconds, these lawsuits just aren't as simple. When you're involved in an accident due to the negligence of a rideshare driver, you deserve a lawyer who has a winning track record of recovering compensation for injured victims.
I Was Hurt in A Rideshare Accident – What Happens Next
Dealing with an Uber or Lyft incident is no different than a regular car accident for passengers. However, the process might differ if you were the opposing driver. Both service providers are legally armed with the best insurance companies that intend to disparage any claims. That's why what you do immediately after the collision matters.
The top three tips a ridesharing accident attorney would encourage victims to follow are:
- Try to gather relevant information from the rideshare driver – including insurance.
- Take photographic evidence of the accident scene and injuries you've suffered.
- Wait for the police to arrive. Provide a statement for the accident report before going to the hospital.
Turn To Personal Injury Lawyers That Specialize in Rideshares
A personal injury lawyer is a specialist who provides legal representation to injured individuals after an accident. They focus on personal injury law – commonly known as tort law. It intends to hold negligent parties liable for committing acts that led to the injury or harm of another person.
But not just anyone should be handling your rideshare accident claims. You'll find that certain firms concentrate on different services. For instance, a lawyer who might have recovered millions for car accident claims might not know what goes into an Uber or Lyft lawsuit. It's best to keep this in mind as you make your decision.
Contingency Fee Basis
Legal fees are the leading reason why people are deterred from pursuing compensation. Knowing how your attorney expects to be paid is often one of the first questions that arise.
At Gutierrez Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. Instead of worrying about retainers and hourly lawyer costs while you're going through the aftermath of an accident, we'll work in exchange for a percentage of your settlement. We only get paid when we win your case, which allows you to utilize our services without worry.
The usual percentage taken from awarded damages is between 15% to 40% at most. You shouldn't owe any out-of-pocket costs. We will certainly review the payment process during a free consultation – but feel free to ask questions as needed.
Has The Lawyer Practiced for Years or Decades?
The answer to this question carries weight – but not in the way you think. Attorneys with a few years of practice can still recover maximum compensation for your case. However, you're likely to stand a better chance in court with a firm that has been in business for over a decade.
Most rideshare drivers are independent contractors that lack the experience to transport riders. So, when they get into an accident, you can expect more than one party involved – other drivers, pedestrians, bike accidents, and 3-4 insurance companies. The easiest way for Uber and Lyft to evade their responsibilities is by denying injury claims.
You want legal representation that has familiarized you with all aspects of court procedure and can aggressively pursue your case.
Settling On the Right Law Firm
In the end, we understand that you're more concerned with these two questions: Can I sue Uber for an accident? What about Lyft?
Not every accident would warrant a lawsuit if there were little to no injuries. After a free case evaluation, an attorney can determine whether the incident should be brought to court.
Victims suffering from extreme, traumatic injuries have a legal right to act on Uber or Lyft's negligence. The right lawyer will coach you on what to do, answer your questions and provide the support you need.
About The Law Offices of Oscar H Gutierrez
Our law firm specializes in helping those injured due to an accident or someone else's negligence.
Navigating the insurance agencies and legal framework for compensation can be difficult, especially if English is not your first language. That's why you should call the bilingual lawyers of The Law Offices of Oscar H Gutierrez to make sure you are compensated for your pain and suffering. Don't leave your medical bills and property damage to chance; instead, hire a law firm that can win you the maximum settlement.
Contact our office for a free consultation at 323-999-3500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.