Thousands of people rely on Uber drivers to get them safely from place to place here in California. Unfortunately, despite the growing reliance on Uber and other rideshare services, such as Lyft, accidents still happen on the road, and it’s not uncommon for drivers and passengers to sustain serious injuries in these accidents. If you were recently hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident in California, please don’t hesitate to speak with a seasoned San Mateo County Uber accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao for help.
Uber Accident Lawyer in California | Based in San Mateo County
An Uber accident can derail a person’s life, especially when the accident results in a critical injury. That said, if you were hurt and the accident wasn’t your fault, you can depend on our knowledgeable San Mateo County, California motor vehicle accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.
Causes of Uber Accidents
Uber accidents, in many ways, are no different from other car accidents, in that they are most frequently caused by negligence. Some common examples of driver negligence in the case of Uber accidents are as follows:
- Looking at a GPS or phone while driving
- Scanning for passengers while driving, i.e. taking eyes off the road
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to ensure their vehicle is inspected and well-maintained
- Speeding to pick up or drop off passengers on time
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
Does Uber Provide Liability Coverage for an Accident?
Uber and Lyft both have liability coverage systems in place for accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers. However, you should note that the circumstances of your accident will directly impact whether Uber/Lyft will provide you with coverage, as well as the extent to which you will be covered. For example, in many cases, if an Uber or Lyft driver gets into an accident before logging into the app, injured parties will likely have to sue the Uber/Lyft driver’s private insurance company.
However, if the Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident and subsequent injury either while logged into the app but before accepting a ride, en route to pick up a passenger after accepting a ride; or en route to drop off a passenger at their destination, Uber/Lyft should provide some degree of liability coverage to the wrongfully injured parties. That said, it is always best to proceed with a seasoned Uber accident lawyer in your corner who understands how this coverage works and who can fight for the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a CA Uber Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Allister R. Liao is dedicated to helping accident victims here in the state of California. If you’ve been hurt, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.