Beverly Hills Uber/Lyft & Scooter Accident Attorney
Representing Injured Individuals in Complex Claims
Were you hurt while riding in an Uber or Lyft? Were you involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle? Did you sustain injuries while using a Lime or Bird scooter? Saeedian Law Group can help you seek fair compensation for your damages. Our Beverly Hills Uber/Lyft and scooter accident attorney is well-versed in complex laws governing rideshare and scooter-share accident claims. We can help you fully understand your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Compensation Is Available in Uber & Lyft Accident Claims?
With the prevalence of Uber and Lyft—as well as other rideshare companies—in Southern California, it’s no surprise that Uber and Lyft accidents are becoming more common. In fact, Uber and Lyft drivers do not receive any special training, meaning the likelihood of one of these drivers causing an accident is just as high as it is for any other motorist. And, just like in other types of car accidents, victims of Uber and Lyft accidents may take legal action against negligent rideshare drivers.
In California, Uber and Lyft accident claims are governed by complex laws outlining liability. The exact circumstances of an accident will determine how much compensation victims may be able to recover, as well as who is liable.
By law, both Uber and Lyft offer the following coverage for accident victims:
- If the Uber/Lyft driver had the app turned “on” and had accepted a ride/had a passenger at the time of the accident, both Uber and Lyft offer up to $1 million in bodily injury coverage.
- If, at the time of the accident, the Uber or Lyft driver had the app turned “on” but had not yet accepted a ride/picked up a passenger, both Uber and Lyft offer up to $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person per accident or up to $100,000 in bodily injury coverage total per accident, as well as up to $25,000 in property damages.
- If the Uber or Lyft driver did not have the app turned “on” (or, in other words, was not actively working for Uber/Lyft) at the time of the accident, neither Uber nor Lyft are liable for damages. Instead, victims can seek recovery through the at-fault motorist’s private auto insurance provider.
It is important to note that both Uber and Lyft offer coverage up to these amounts; the amounts listed above are not guaranteed. In most cases, Uber and Lyft’s coverage only kicks in to make up for the difference between the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage and the applicable damages.
Additionally, if you are an Uber or Lyft driver and you are involved in an accident, Uber/Lyft provides both liability and collision coverage but does not provide coverage for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, rental car, etc. It is important that you are covered by your own auto insurance policy and, in the event that you are involved in an accident, contact an experienced Beverly Hills Uber/Lyft accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options.
Who Is Liable for Scooter-Share Accidents?
Scooter-shares, such as Lime scooters and Birds, are becoming increasingly popular modes of transportation throughout Southern California. While these scooters offer an affordable, efficient way to get around, they can also be dangerous. Scooter-share accidents are on the rise—often with devastating consequences. The question remains, however: Who is liable when scooter accidents occur?
In most cases, scooter-share companies have enacted shields against liability in the form of liability releases/waivers that users must accept when accepting the terms and conditions of use. However, these waivers don’t always hold up in court.
With little legal precedent, scooter-share accident claims require the skill and resources of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. If you were injured in a scooter accident—whether as the scooter operator or a bystander—Saeedian Law Group can help you understand your legal rights. Our Beverly Hills scooter accident attorney, Michael Saeedian, has experience handling these types of claims; we know how to help you fight for a fair recovery.
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