Rideshare Accident Attorney in Stockton

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Stockton Rideshare Accident Attorney

Injured in a Lyft or Uber Crash?

If you were injured in a rideshare accident involving Uber or Lyft because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses. How you go about recovering damages, however, will depend on the facts of your case.

Rideshare companies have complicated relationships with their drivers, which can make it tough to figure out when you are covered by their commercial insurance. As major corporations that value profits more than people, rideshare companies also fight aggressively to avoid paying victims. 

By working with experienced Stockton rideshare accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you can level the playing field and have the support to fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

Trusted Representation. Millions Recovered.

Drake Law Firm is an award-winning law firm that fights for victims who have suffered preventable injuries. We are trusted by clients across Stockton and the state of California because we have:

  • Recovered more than $150 million in compensation for clients.
  • Over 100 years of collective personal injury experience.
  • Contingent fees – If we don’t win, you don’t pay!

Discuss your Lyft or Uber accident with an attorney. Call for a FREE consultation.

How Does Insurance Work in Uber and Lyft Crashes?

In motor vehicle accidents, victims injured by negligent or wrongful acts can bring personal injury claims to recover their damages. As in other injury cases, rideshare accident victims will need to prove a defendant’s fault and liability, usually by proving negligence. 

This may involve proving that a defendant:

  • Was driving drunk or distracted at the time of the crash
  • Committed a traffic infraction (ran a red light, failed to yield, speeding, etc.)
  • Failed to maintain their commercial vehicle
  • Made an unsafe lane change
  • Intentionally committed an assault

When personal injury claims are filed, insurance companies will represent their policyholders and ultimately pay out any final settlement or award to the victim. For an average car accident involving two private motorists, this means a victim is usually paid from the at-fault driver’s auto liability insurance.

Things are not as straightforward for rideshare accidents. That is because Uber and Lyft have a unique insurance coverage system that provides varying levels of coverage depending on whether a rideshare driver is actively using the app, carrying a passenger, or driving on their own time.

  1. Rideshare driver is offline. Uber and Lyft do not cover drivers who are offline or have their app turned off. A person who causes a crash on their “own time” is personally liable for resulting damages, even if they work for a rideshare at other times.
  2. Drivers are available or waiting for ride request. Uber and Lyft both provide third-party liability insurance for covered accidents when drivers have become available on the app or when they are waiting for a ride request. This is coverage is typically: 
  1. $50k per person for bodily injury
  2. $100k per accident for bodily injury
  3. $25k per accident for property damage
  1. Drivers are picking up or transporting passengers. Rideshare drivers are covered by a $1 million third-party liability policy when they:
  1. Have accepted a ride request and is on their way to pick a passenger up; or
  2. Have a passenger in their vehicle at the time of the crash

Uber and Lyft’s commercial insurance policy also includes uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage that can cover damages when at-fault motorists are uninsured or don’t have enough insurance, or when victims are injured in hit-and-run accidents. 

We’ve Won Millions in Compensation for Clients

Drake Law Firm has secured millions in verdicts and settlements for clients across California, including victims of Uber and Lyft Accidents. Some of our recent results include:

  • $1 million – rideshare accident resulting in passenger injuries.
  • $2.5 million – victim injured in T-bone intersection collision.
  • $1.5 million – victim injured in commercial truck accident.
  • $1.23 million – motorcycle rider injured in auto accident.
  • $2.65 million – pedestrian struck by vehicle.

Call 844-513-7233 for a FREE Case Review

Drake Law Firm is available to help rideshare accident victims understand how they may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. 

If you have questions about a potential personal injury claim in Stockton and how our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm may be able to help, contact us for a FREE consultation.

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