Experienced Fresno Rideshare Accident Lawyer

Fresno Rideshare Accident Attorney

Find out why we are some of the best Fresno rideshare accident lawyers

Have you been involved in a rideshare accident and are struggling to recover compensation for your injuries?

You deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries and damages. With Goldberg & Loren, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in the hands of experienced and dedicated attorneys who will fight for your rights.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today to schedule a free consultation and start your journey towards getting the compensation you deserve.

What is a Rideshare Accident?

A rideshare accident is an accident involving a vehicle being operated by a driver working for a rideshare company, such as Uber or Lyft. These accidents can involve other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, or even property damage.

If the accident results in injury or death to any of the parties involved, it is considered a personal injury case and requires legal representation. Injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, head trauma, and more serious conditions.

Medical expenses incurred as a result of these accidents can be quite high. Victims may also suffer from emotional distress due to the experience of the accident.

How Do Rideshare Accidents Occur?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving resulted in 697 crashes in 2019. Uber and Lyft drivers oftentimes utilize ridesharing as a side gig, in addition to their primary job, which can lead to working extensive hours.

Ridesharing is typically available at all hours of the day but is most popular early in the morning or in the evening. As a result, Lyft and Uber drivers are at a high risk of experiencing driver fatigue, which can put them and their passengers at a greater risk of a severe crash.

How Do Rideshare Accidents Occur?

Obtaining a Police Report & Other Necessary Documents Gathering Evidence to Strengthen Your Case

When filing a claim for a rideshare accident, it is important to obtain a police report and other necessary documents.

A police report can be invaluable in determining who was at fault for an accident and can provide evidence of any negligence.

Any photographs taken of the scene, witness statements, medical records, and repair estimates should also be collected as they will help prove the extent of damage and injuries suffered during the accident.

Insurance Coverage for Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft offer insurance policies that can provide financial protection in the event of a ridesharing accident.

These policies can be quite complex and confusing, making it difficult to determine who is responsible for covering medical costs, repair bills, and other expenses.

Due to the nature of rideshare services (i.e., independent contractors), insurance companies may also dispute who is actually the at-fault party.

Independent Contractors vs. Employees in the Eyes of Insurance Companies

The distinction between independent contractors and employees is an important one in the eyes of insurance companies. Employees are typically covered by their employer’s insurance policies, while independent contractors must purchase their own coverage.

This can be especially problematic if a rideshare accident occurs and the driver is not adequately insured. 

When examining whether the driver was an employee or a contractor, it is also important to consider any additional coverage that may have been purchased by either party.

Uber drivers must carry commercial insurance for their Uber vehicles in order to provide rideshare services, and this should be taken into account when filing a claim against them or their insurer.

By working with an experienced attorney, victims can make sure that all applicable insurance policies are being considered when seeking a fair settlement for medical expenses, property damage, and other costs related to the accident.

Who Pays for Property Damage and Bodily Injury?

In the event of an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, it is important to understand who is responsible for covering the costs of property damage and bodily injury. The driver’s personal auto insurance policy will cover any property damage that occurs during a rideshare ride, as well as any bodily injuries sustained by a passenger or third party.

Uber’s liability coverage may also be accessed in certain cases. If the driver is found to be at fault for the accident, they may be held financially liable for any medical expenses and other damages resulting from their negligence.

Who Pays for Property Damage and Bodily Injury?

Medical Expenses Covered by Insurance Companies After an Accident

Medical expenses incurred after an accident involving a rideshare vehicle can be high. In most cases, those costs will be covered by either the driver’s personal auto insurance policy or Uber’s liability coverage.

The insurance company should be able to provide information regarding whether they will cover the medical costs and what percentage of the total cost they will pay. 

Common accident injuries include:

Depending on the severity of the accident and extent of injury sustained, medical costs can add up quickly.

Victims should never hesitate to seek emergency medical attention following a crash and should always keep records of any medical bills they incur as a result of their injury.

Seeking Fair Compensation from the Responsible Party

In the wake of an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, it is important to seek fair compensation from the responsible party. This can be accomplished through filing a claim with the insurance company or by taking legal action against the driver.

When seeking compensation, victims should consider factors such as:

Seeking Fair Compensation from the Responsible Party

An experienced Fresno personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance in determining what type and amount of damages are reasonable to pursue.

In addition to their expertise in personal injury law, they will also be able to help victims navigate complex insurance policies and ensure that all applicable claims are filed in a timely manner.

Fair Settlement Awards & How They Are Calculated

Fair settlement awards are determined by taking into account the extent of a victim’s damages and losses, including:

No two cases are alike when it comes to determining fair settlements after an Uber/Rideshare accident. Our experienced rideshare lawyers can help you understand your legal options. 

The Benefits of Retaining Legal Representation After a Rideshare Accident

We will work to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by an insurance company or rideshare company. We will also assist with filling out paperwork and make sure deadlines for filing are met. 

If you work with our legal team, you can know that you have someone fighting for you who understands the legal process and will fight for the best possible outcome in court.

You can rest assured that your rights are being looked after and your best interests protected.

At Goldberg & Loren, our experienced attorneys are committed to helping you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Contact us today at (559) 264-4878 to schedule a free consultation.

The Benefits of Retaining Legal Representation After a Rideshare Accident

Goldberg & Loren Personal Injury Attorneys

2416 W Shaw Ave #103,
Fresno, CA 93711

(559) 254-8845

George Goldberg

Rideshare accidents do happen and when they do you need a law firm willing to fight for your rights.

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