Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have transformed the way we travel, offering convenient and cost-effective transportation. However, accidents can happen, leaving passengers, pedestrians, and drivers injured and confused about their rights. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s crucial to understand the process and your legal options. At The Law Offices of David Azizi, we specialize in handling Uber and Lyft accident cases, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Seek Legal Assistance?

Accidents involving rideshare services demand specialized knowledge of the law. Uber and Lyft operate under complex regulations, and determining liability can be challenging. By hiring an experienced Uber accident lawyer, like the ones at The Law Offices of David Azizi, you level the playing field. We know the current laws, navigate negotiations with insurance companies, and ensure you receive proper medical care and financial compensation while you focus on recovery.

Immediate Steps After an Accident:

  1. Prioritize Safety: Check for injuries and seek medical attention immediately, even if symptoms are not immediately apparent. Your well-being is paramount.
  2. Contact Authorities: Report the accident to the police and insist on filing a report. Document the incident thoroughly, including gathering witness statements and capturing photographs of the scene, damages, and injuries if possible.
  3. Preserve Evidence: Collect information from the Uber or Lyft driver, including their name, license number, and insurance details. If you’re a passenger, gather the driver’s details from the app. Preserve all medical records, bills, and receipts related to your injuries and treatments.
  4. Avoid Speaking Directly to Uber or Lyft: Rideshare companies may try to minimize their liability. Let your attorney handle all communication to ensure your rights are protected.

Understanding Insurance Policies:

  • Uber Insurance: Uber’s coverage depends on the driver’s activity at the time of the accident. During Period 1 (when the driver is online but hasn’t accepted a ride), Uber provides limited liability coverage. During Periods 2 and 3 (when the driver has accepted a ride or has a passenger), Uber offers substantial coverage, including commercial auto insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Lyft Insurance: Lyft’s insurance follows a similar pattern, with varying coverage depending on the driver’s activity. During Period 1, Lyft provides limited liability coverage. In Periods 2 and 3, substantial coverage is available, including commercial auto insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

Why Choose The Law Offices of David Azizi?

The Law Offices of David Azizi offers unmatched expertise in Uber and Lyft accident cases. We understand the intricacies of these claims and have handled hundreds of these cases, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys handle all communication with the rideshare companies, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Remember, time is of the essence. In California, you have a limited window to file a claim after an accident. Don’t navigate this challenging process alone. Call The Law Offices of David Azizi at today for a free and confidential consultation. With us by your side, you can seek justice and move forward after your rideshare accident.