Rideshare Accident Attorney in Fresno CA

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Millions Recovered for Rideshare Accident Victims

If you or your loved one were injured in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service, figuring out how to recover compensation for your damages can be tough. Rideshare drivers have complicated relationships with the companies behind these apps and they are not always covered by large commercial insurance policies when they cause crashes. 

At Drake Law Firm, our Fresno rideshare accident lawyers can help you determine how to pursue the financial recovery you deserve. Our award-winning team serves victims across the San Joaquin Valley and state of California and offers FREE consultations. 

Why Choose Drake Law Firm?

  • More than $150 million in compensation for clients.
  • Over 100 years of combined personal injury experience.
  • Proven results against rideshare companies.
  • No cost to hire and no free unless we win.

Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft are subject to various rules. This includes requirements to:

  • Conduct background checks (criminal / traffic) on drivers.
  • Appropriately handle complaints against drivers.
  • Ensure adequate auto insurance liability coverage for rideshare drivers ($1M minimum policy when rideshare drivers have passengers).

Determining if a rideshare company can be held liable for your damages will depend on the facts of your case. How you go about recovering compensation will also depend on whether you were a passenger in the Uber or Lyft and what the rideshare driver was doing at the time. For example:

  • If an Uber or Lyft driver was offline with their app turned off, they are not covered by any company auto insurance. As a victim, you will have to seek compensation for your injuries from the driver’s personal auto liability insurance. 
  • If a driver was “available or “waiting” for a ride request, meaning they were online with their app turned on, they will be covered by the rideshare company’s third-party liability insurance, but with lower limits. For both Uber and Lyft, this is $50K in bodily injury per person, $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 in property damage per accident.
  • If drivers are carrying passengers or on their way to pick up a rider, they are covered by a $1 million liability policy, which includes uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage. If you were injured by a rideshare driver who was “on the clock,” you can recover compensation under this policy. As a rideshare passenger, you can also recover from Uber or Lyft even when another motorist caused the crash – particularly in situations involving a hit-and-run driver, drivers with insufficient insurance to cover all your damages, and drivers without any auto insurance. 

Compensation for Your Damages

As a victim, you have the right to recover compensation for your damages. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and chiropractic care
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other emotional and economic damages

We’ve Won Millions for Accident Victims

Drake Law Firm has secured millions for victims hurt in motor vehicle accidents caused by other people’s negligence. Some of our recent results:

  • $1 million for a passenger injured in rideshare accident 
  • $2.65 million for a pedestrian struck by motor vehicle
  • $1.23 million for victim injured in motorcycle accident
  • $2.5 million for a T-bone accident victim

Whether you were in rideshare or another vehicle at the time of your crash or were hurt in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident caused by a rideshare driver, navigating complicated legal and insurance issues effectively will be of huge importance in your case. 

At Drake Law Firm, our Fresno Lyft and Uber accident lawyers know how to guide clients through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. During a free consultation, we can review your case and explain how we may be able to fight on your behalf. 

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