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Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare vehicle accidents can cause serious and fatal injuries. Broken bones, lacerations, burns, internal damage, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries are all common outcomes of Uber vehicle crashes. Victims might never be able to return to their pre-accident physical or mental conditions after a rideshare accident. As Orange County Uber accident lawyers, it’s our mission to get these victims the compensation we believe they deserve.
If you or someone you love have suffered injuries in an Uber accident, the Orange County personal injury lawyers from DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can help. We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Southern California, offering experienced lawyers for Uber and rideshare cases. We will only charge fees for our services if we win. Our lawyers are available 24/7 to talk about your crash, injuries, and options. Call (714) 783-2205 or contact us online today.
Uber drivers are just like anyone else. They can make bad decisions behind the wheel – especially if they’re using their phones and the Uber app while driving. The fact that Uber requires drivers to use the app while driving shows how much the company prioritizes roadway safety. Drivers have a short amount of time to receive, read, and accept a ride request (by tapping on the phone) before they lose the opportunity. The involvement of cell phones in Uber’s business plan has contributed to numerous collisions around the country the last several years.
Unlike typical taxicab companies, Uber does not vet its drivers before giving them permission to pick up riders. It is relatively easy to become an Uber driver since the company does not visit vehicles or drivers in person, conduct interviews, or check more than seven years into an applicant’s criminal history and driving records. Uber’s lax hiring practices may have contributed to the 374 alleged sexual assaults and harassments, 95 alleged criminal assaults, 16 kidnappings, and 50 deaths by Uber drivers so far.
If an Uber driver harms you through a criminal act or from negligent driving, you have rights as a rideshare passenger or third party. You might be eligible for coverage under Uber’s insurance policy if the driver was logged into the app at the time of the incident.
Uber offers different coverage amounts based on whether the driver was alone in the vehicle, on his/her way to pick up a rider, or had a rider in the vehicle. Coverage amounts also vary depending on if you were an Uber driver, rider, or third-party driver or pedestrian.
To learn more about Uber’s insurance policies, speak to an Orange County Uber accident attorney now.
Don’t try to negotiate an Orange County Uber accident claim on your own. Oftentimes, negligent and careless Uber drivers cause these wrecks. If this is the case, you might qualify for a higher compensation award through a personal injury claim against the individual driver and/or rideshare company than an insurance settlement. It is worthwhile to explore your case and legal options with our Uber accident attorneys in Orange County during a free consultation. You may discover your case is worth much more than Uber’s insurance agents initially told you.
DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can fight for maximum damage recovery after an Orange County Uber accident. We can assess your damages, calculate your losses, and negotiate your claim in a way that secures top compensation. We can find out what insurance phase the Uber driver was in at the time of your wreck to make sure you’ll have enough insurance coverage. We can also take your case to trial if that’s the best strategy for maximum recovery.
Trust us with your claim and experience the difference hard-working Uber accident attorneys make. Clients count on us for trustworthy legal advice, peace of mind, and step-by-step legal representation after the worst and most confusing car accidents. Contact us and request a free case evaluation if you’ve been injured in an Orange County Uber accident.