Ridesharing has become an essential mode of transportation for many people in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, where tens of thousands of drivers are registered with Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, just as with any other vehicles, accidents can and do happen. At the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus in San Jose, California, we represent people who are hurt in accidents caused by negligent rideshare drivers. If a collision has left you with medical bills, lost income, vehicle damage and other out-of-pocket costs, our dedicated firm will fight to obtain the compensation you need.
Rideshare drivers have a duty of care to their passengers and to others on the road. If failure to exercise reasonable care results in injury to another person, the driver can be held liable for damages. Distracted driving, speeding and disobeying traffic signs are common types of negligence that cause accidents.
An on-duty Uber or Lyft driver with a passenger in the car is covered by a $1 million liability insurance policy. Whether you were injured as the rideshare passenger or as a pedestrian, bicyclist or driver or passenger in another vehicle, you can file a third-party insurance claim. An experienced California auto accident attorney can help prepare your claim to include the information and documentation of the accident and resulting injuries that claims investigators seek.
Uber or Lyft drivers must carry their own auto insurance, which offers coverage if an accident occurs when they are not logged in as being on duty. A driver who is logged in but driving without a passenger may be covered by a policy offered by Uber or Lyft that has lower liability coverage.
Our law firm conducts thorough research and investigations to demonstrate the negligence of rideshare drivers and to discover all potential sources of recovering damages for harm suffered by accident victims.
An insurance company may attempt to refute that a rideshare driver is at fault for an accident or may assert that injuries sustained by a victim are less serious than they actually are. If your claim is denied or only approved for a small, unsatisfactory amount of compensation, we are prepared to advocate for the full damages you are entitled to.
Though settling a case is often a preferred route, litigation is sometimes the best option for obtaining a satisfactory outcome. Our firm has achieved positive verdicts in numerous personal injury cases, including automobile accidents.
The Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus in San Jose helps win compensation for Bay Area and Silicon Valley clients injured in accidents caused by Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers. Se habla Español. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 408-606-9150 or contact us online.