OC Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney

OC Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

With the rise of Uber and Lyft in major U.S. cities, these rideshare services have become a common alternative to traditional taxi services. While they offer convenience through easy-to-use apps, these companies often do not adhere to the same safety standards and regulations as traditional taxi services, making them potentially riskier.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, the Orange County Uber/Lyft accident attorneys are here to help. With offices in LA and Orange County, including Fullerton/Buena Park, Irvine, and La Mirada, we provide free consultations to discuss your rights and legal options. Our firm is experienced in handling such cases, ensuring that Uber or Lyft compensates you adequately for your injuries.



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Why Hire Orange County Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys?

For over 20 years, our law offices have represented injured parties in Orange County against major corporations like Uber and Lyft. We are committed to fighting for maximum compensation for your injuries, no matter the severity. If we don’t win your case, we don’t charge any attorney fees for Uber or Lyft accident victims.

The vehicle-sharing industry has grown rapidly since the early 2000s, with Uber and Lyft leading the market. As of 2022, Uber is valued at approximately $55 billion, and Lyft at around $5.35 billion. Despite their popularity, these services are not without risks. Annual safety and accident reports from both companies reveal that since their inception, fatal car accidents have increased by approximately 3%.

A study indicated that there are about 1,000 car accidents daily involving rideshare vehicles. In one year alone, Uber vehicles were involved in 97 fatal collisions, resulting in 107 deaths. Ride-share passengers accounted for 21% of these fatalities. In California, particularly in major cities, the frequency of these accidents tends to be higher on weekends and at night, with peak service requests between 11 p.m. and midnight on Saturdays.

Facing large corporations like Uber or Lyft alone can be daunting. These companies are known for aggressively contesting their liability and fighting compensation claims. Hiring an experienced attorney can level the playing field, increasing the likelihood of a fair settlement. Once an Orange County Uber/Lyft accident attorney is involved, companies are often more willing to offer better settlements to avoid court proceedings.

Injuries from Uber or Lyft accidents can be severe and life-altering. These may include:

  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Chest injuries and rib fractures
  • Emotional trauma (e.g., PTSD)
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Neck injuries such as whiplash
  • Severe cuts and bruises
  • Amputations
  • Skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries

Severe injuries can result in significant medical expenses and ongoing care needs. Even minor injuries can be costly and painful. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rideshare accident, contact Orange County Uber/Lyft accident attorneys for a free consultation and support.

Understanding the common causes of rideshare accidents can help prevent future incidents and clarify your rights as a victim. Common causes include:

  • Driver negligence: Lack of special training for rideshare drivers can lead to negligent driving behaviors such as texting, speeding, or drunk driving.
  • Third-party driver negligence: Accidents may occur due to the carelessness of other drivers, with compensation typically coming from the third party's insurance or the rideshare company.
  • Vehicle equipment malfunctions: Poor vehicle maintenance can result in breakdowns during rides.
  • Dangerous road conditions: Poorly maintained roads can contribute to accidents, with potential liability falling on local or state governments.
  • Company negligence: If rideshare companies fail to perform adequate background checks or other safety measures, they may be held liable for accidents.

Uber and Lyft carry $1 million in insurance for accidents that occur while drivers are transporting passengers or enroute to pick them up. This insurance should cover medical expenses regardless of fault. However, determining the liability of these companies can be complex, especially since drivers are classified as independent contractors, not employees. In cases of company negligence, rideshare companies can still be held responsible.

Rideshare accidents differ from regular car accidents in several ways:

  • Third-party involvement: Legal claims may involve the rideshare company rather than just the driver.
  • Company negligence: Companies can be liable for inadequate driver recruitment or training.
  • Self-driving cars: Accidents involving autonomous vehicles introduce different liability considerations.

These distinctions necessitate thorough legal attention, making the expertise of Orange County Uber and Lyft accident attorneys invaluable.

If you're involved in a rideshare accident, follow these steps:

  1. Stay calm and remain at the scene.
  2. Do not admit fault.
  3. Call the police.
  4. Gather witness information.
  5. Take photos of the scene.
  6. Seek immediate medical attention.
  7. Follow the doctor's treatment plan.
  8. Report the accident to Uber or Lyft.
  9. Initiate an insurance claim.
  10. Consult with a rideshare accident attorney.

For over a decade, Jimmie W. Kang Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys have been providing personal injury services, specializing in rideshare accident cases. Contact us today through our new client intake form or call 888.633.1701 for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

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