Uber/Lyft/Ride share injuries
The advent of technology has also brought about more distraction and we have been seeing more and more clients getting injured in San Diego while riding in a lyft, uber or other ride share programs.
These cases are different because you are not the driver and therefore the driver of the vehicle will be responsible for your injuries irrespective of who was at fault for the accident.
STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING YOUR SAN DIEGO UBER/LYFT RIDE SHARE ACCIDENT:
Make sure you preserve the information of the ride. Where it started, who was the driver and what kind of car he/she was driving. This should be easy because it is usually stored on the app itself.
Notify the ride share program of the accident. You can do this by sending them a message through the app.
Do make sure that police come on the scene and write a report.
How We Can Help
We will handle the entire process from start to finish so that you can focus on treating and getting better. This includes contacting all the right parties, gathering medical and insurance information, negotiating with the other side on your behalf, filing a lawsuit and going to trial if the insurance company decision makers refuse to pay the value of your case.
Frequently Asked Question
How long does the claims process take?
Generally speaking between 6 months to two years. This depends on many factors such as the extend of your injuries, any future care required and whether the insurance company is paying what is just and fair. Ultimately, the decision will be yours to make whether you would like to settle or not.
Who is responsible for my damages. Lyft or the individual driver?
If the app was on, then liability would rest with the ride share program. On the other hand if the accident occurred when the application had not turned on yet, then liability would rest with the drivers insurance company. However, the law is just developing in this area and there may be ways to hold the ride share program responsible even if the application was not on.
Common injuries we see in a San Diego uber/lyft or ride share accident:
At Rejali Law Firm we pride ourself on going the distance. You don't pay us a penny unless we win. We look forward to hearing from you.