Uber and Other Ridesharing Accidents in Long Beach
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You usually don’t depend on other modes of transportation when it comes to hitching a ride, but just this once you decide that you’re going to call an Uber. You’ve been out on a late night with your friends and you just want a peaceful, safe ride home. However, so many others believe that, just because they are in the hands of a driver who is supposed to drive as safely as possible, that they will abide by these rules. Unfortunately, so many people end up in Uber and other related accidents every year. If you have been injured in a ridesharing accident and it changes your life as you struggle to understand how you will pay for your medical bills and more, you need an attorney on your side to help you every step of the way. We are here to help.
Injuries and Other Damages Stemming From Ridesharing Accidents
Ridesharing accidents can be worse than you ever expected as you are left with injuries you can’t face as you struggle to maintain your medical bills without being able to return to work. The truth is, many people have had issues regarding Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing companies when they have been denied compensation for their injuries. This is why many states and cities choose to warn passengers that they could be getting involved in a big legal mess when they use ridesharing services. Many people believe that ridesharing companies work like any taxi company, which tend to cover you when you have been involved in an accident; however, this is not always the case.
California, especially, has issued warnings about the risks that you take with insurance when you choose to utilize a ridesharing service. Many ridesharing companies do not view their workers as “employees” but instead as “independent contractors.” This means that they basically waive responsibility when an accident takes place. Many companies are taking additional measures to protect their clients, but others have not, which is why you see many lawsuits popping up all over the place. Uber and Lyft, specifically, have adopted $1 million insurance policies that cover minor injuries. However, did you know that many serious injury lawsuits would well exceed that amount? This means that, if you are injured permanently such as paralyzed or suffer brain damage, you may be left with no options. This is where we come in to get you the best results in your claim.
Helping You Work Toward Compensation
Ridesharing accident claims are still fairly new, as these services only made a breakthrough over the past decade. Uber has headquarters in California, so we know that its services are used greatly in a variety of other counties. If you have been injured in an Uber or other ridesharing accident in Long Beach, California, you are not without options. In California, unlike many other states, drivers are actually considered employees. This means that they are expected to carry commercial liability insurance to protect you when you have been injured in an accident.
If you have been hit by an Uber driver, however, things may become a bit more complicated. For instance, it will have to be decided whether the employee was “on the clock” or not. If not, then you will just bring a claim against them. If they were, then their employer could also be responsible. Let us help you every step of the way as you work toward the compensation you deserve after you have suffered serious injuries. We want to help you gain compensation to help with medical bills, lost wages, and more.