Navigating The Aftermath Of A Rideshare Accident

In the aftermath of an accident involving a rideshare company, our Simi Valley, CA rideshare accident lawyer is an invaluable aid. We understand how devastating an accident can be, and when the accident involves a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft, understanding your legal options can only be more confusing. 

Our dedicated legal team is here to help you assess your options, lead you through the necessary legal steps, represent you throughout the process of your case, and fight to win crucial compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as the passenger in an Uber or Lyft, contact Barry P. Goldberg today to schedule a consultation.

Common Causes Of Rideshare Accidents

An important job of our Simi Valley rideshare accident lawyer is to investigate your accident and prove liability in the at-fault party. Understanding who is liable for your accident and your injuries is crucial to understanding the proper steps to take and the full amount of compensation to seek. Each accident is different, and there are unique circumstances that will determine the best path forward for your accident; however, there are some common causes of rideshare accidents that your lawyer will be aware of and investigate.

Negligence or error by the rideshare driver is a common cause of rideshare accidents. This may include distracted or reckless driving, driving under the influence, failing to follow traffic laws, or some other form of careless driving on the part of the rideshare driver. It may also be the case that a third-party driver is at fault in the accident. In this case, the third-party driver’s car insurance will cover the costs of the accident. If their insurance does not cover the total costs, the rideshare company’s insurance may cover the remaining balance. Other circumstances such as faulty vehicle equipment or dangerous road conditions can also contribute to an accident.

In many cases, the rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft is not found liable for an accident. This is because they classify their drivers as independent contractors, not employees. However, if the rideshare company’s negligence contributed to the accident, they may be found liable. This could be the case if they failed to identify a dangerous or unqualified driver. Your rideshare accident lawyer will investigate your accident, determine who is at fault, and take the proper steps to procure compensation from the liable party.

Compensation In The Case Of Rideshare Accidents

The amount of compensation that can be received in a rideshare accident differs from case to case. Our Simi Valley rideshare accident lawyer will determine the maximum amount of compensation that you are eligible for and assist you in seeking that compensation. This compensation often covers costs such as medical bills, therapy and rehabilitation costs, property damage, lost wages, as well as damages such as pain and suffering and emotional anguish.

Our Dedicated Representation

We know how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be and how complicated it can be to focus on your recovery while also seeking out compensation for your injuries. Our team will take on the burden of your financial recovery and fight hard to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. To find out more about how we can help you after your accident, contact Barry P. Goldberg today.