Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer
If you were hurt or lost a loved one to an Uber accident, it is important to contact an experienced Uber accident attorney like those at Ellis Law. Our Uber accident attorneys offer a complimentary consultation to advise you whether you are eligible for a settlement or monetary award under California law from Uber or any other at-fault party.
Uber is a prevalent mode of transportation. However, as with any other vehicular mode of transportation, accidents happen. The stress of a car accident can be multiplied when dealing with the policy rules, limits, and restrictions associated with Uber. Do not try to handle one of these complex claims on your own.
The Uber accident attorneys at Ellis Law offer:
- Skilled legal guidance from the beginning to the end of your claim;
- Aggressive representation to protect you from Uber and their insurance company; and
- The responsiveness and ability to answer tough questions you expect from a top-notch law firm.
Contact Ellis Law to learn more about our law firm and the many services we offer our clients. Your call is confidential, and our attorneys are prepared to start representing you today.
How an Uber Accident Attorney Can Help You
Uber accidents can involve multiple insurers and liable parties. Uber alone will have a team of attorneys working on their side to minimize any insurance claim payouts. To get the compensation you deserve, you need a legal team on your side experienced in Uber accident litigation.
At Ellis Law, we will work tirelessly to build a strong case for your recovery. We will provide you with the support and representation you need throughout the claims process and do the following:
- Investigate your Uber accident;
- Collect any necessary evidence;
- Advise you about your legal options;
- Negotiate with any insurance companies for you; and
- If necessary, represent you in court before a judge and jury.
Retaining Ellis Law for your Uber accident claim enables you to spend time recovering from your injuries while we represent your interests. Call or contact us in Los Angeles today for answers to your most pressing legal questions.
Causes of Uber Accidents
Uber accidents are a type of car accident. Therefore, they share the typical causes of car crashes such as speeding, intoxicated driving, and failure to obey traffic signals. However, Uber drivers are in a unique situation and are prone to other dangers not typical to other drivers.
These are the following:
- Uber drivers usually have no particular experience transporting passengers;
- Uber drivers use applications that take their attention off of the road;
- There is no set workday allowing Uber drivers to work excessive hours over 24 hours; and
- A regulatory agency does not routinely inspect uber drivers’ vehicles for passenger safety.
Uber Insurance Policies
All Uber drivers must carry their own car insurance policy to work for Uber. Additionally, Uber maintains a $1 million liability policy for any accidents that occur when drivers use their vehicle for a rideshare trip. The $1 million in liability coverage only applies when the Uber application is on and used for a rideshare trip.
The $1 million in coverage does not apply when the Uber application is turned off. When the application is off, only the driver’s insurance is in force. When the Uber application is on, and the driver’s status is “available,” Uber has contingent insurance that applies.
Receiving compensation from Uber is easier when a driver has their application on and has a client in the car.
Contact an Experienced Uber Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was involved in an Uber accident, call the attorneys at Ellis Law. We will discuss Uber’s potential liability with you and the possibility of pursuing a claim against Uber and any other liable parties.
There are time limits to file an Uber or Lyft claim in California, so do not hesitate to call Ellis Law today. Investigating your accident and determining Uber’s responsibility can take time. The sooner you contact the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Ellis Law, the faster we can claim compensation on your behalf.